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285 Sand Island Access Rd, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA Req #615
Friday, September 9, 2022

Position Summary Description:

Responsible for the cost effective transit of inbound shipments from the manufacturer’s door to Y. Hata’s facilities in Hawaii.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Buyers to review and analyzes vendor agreements for FOB pricing and customer pickup (CPU) allowance.
  • Assists Buyers in load consolidation and transportation through logistical contacts.
  • Create and add freight rates for newly established vendors.
  • Manage the inbound shipments (FTL, LTL, Intermodal) from the manufacturer to the West Coast for the best possible service and most reasonable rates.
  • Be familiar and establish solid relationships with the ocean carriers, truck, air, intermodal and local trucking company’s operators serving the distribution center under the Logistic Department’s control.
  • Negotiate rates and service commitments with various carriers to assure the best possible service and options are available at the most reasonable rates. Qualify the carriers according to prescribed guidelines.
  • Initiate carrier claims as required within required timelines and monitor claims for response.
  • Approve, dispute and resolve carrier invoices. Oversee vendor claims through Trackmax and notify AP of IL credits and debits as required.
  • Evaluation of carriers in terms of service, rates, claims, and responsiveness to the company’s needs and requests.
  • Manage and execute freight rate changes when needed.
  • Performs similar and related duties as assigned by supervisor or manager.
  • Uses the Company’s Mission/Vision Statements and Core Values as their guiding principles.

Education/Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Transportation, Business Administration, or related field and/or
  • One year experience in Ocean Freight, Trucking, Warehousing, or Purchasing.
  • Must possess a high level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency will all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Ability to be organized, multi-tasked, and be very flexible with changing priorities.


  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical/Vision/Dental
  • 401(k) with Company Matching
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Flexible On-Demand Pay 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • 285 Sand Island Access Rd, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA