Logistics Specialist - starting pay $17.00 to $18.50 DOE

Fresno, CA posted on October 24

Follow your passion at Saladino’s Foodservice.
From locally-sourced to national brands, Saladino’s Foodservice provides restaurants with the products they want and the business solutions they need. As the largest independent, family-owned foodservice distributor in California, our company is built on family values, sustainable business practices, servicing the customer beyond their expectations and giving back to the communities we serve since 1944.

Saladino’s Foodservice is driven by integrity and innovations. The basis of our success lies within the diversity of our associates, their distinctive ideas and their commitment to setting the highest quality standards that create a meaningful and inclusive workplace. Saladino’s associates are among the brightest in the business with a shared desire to learn and advance within our growing company. We combine our individual skills to achieve a higher level of shared success and are committed to promoting diversity of thought, ideas, perspectives and people.


The Logistics Specialist integrates new customers and vendors into existing routes, develops new routes, monitors and restructures existing routes to improve efficiency, and performs daily routing; evaluates current inbound freight practices/policies for Backhaul (BKH), Third Party (3PL) and Delivered (DEL) to realize financial gain opportunities while building mutually respectable relationships.

Essential Functions:

    • Supports and promotes the mission, vision, and values of the company.
    • Follows all departmental procedures and company policies, including attendance.
    • Uses routing software to integrate new customers and vendors into existing routes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
    • Plans and implements re-routes ensuring all routes remain cost-effective. 

    • Evaluates and resolves Requests for Service Pattern Change (RSPC).
    • Evaluates and resolves documented customer complaints directed to the Logistics department.

    • Maintains vendor, customer, associate, and standard route lists in routing software; ensures information is current and accurate.

    • Daily routing duties to include all scheduled/unscheduled orders and backhauls at prescribed timelines utilizing the most efficient method available.

    • Manages KPIs to maximize income and find inbound freight efficiencies.

    • Creates and maintains current vendor and carrier files that include current liability insurance documentation; monitors and manages all 3PL freight relationships, encourages improved performance, and processes freight claims.

    • Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, reports injuries/accidents immediately, demonstrates safe behavior at all times, especially when using company property and/or operating equipment or vehicles.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skill and/or ability and the physical requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English.
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills; strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of DOT rules and regulations
  • Proficient with routing software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in transportation or related field

Saladino’s Foodservice cares about its associates by providing them these benefits (among many others): 

  • Health and Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • 401K match – up to 4%
  • Discounts for cell phone plans, family attractions, movie tickets, and more
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Bereavement Leave