Transportation Coordinator


Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Job ID:  54369
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Logistics and Supply Chain

Purpose of the Role: The Transportation Coordinator will be located in our Chicago, IL Headquarters.  The incumbent is responsible for maximizing carrier capacity for each lane through carrier development and working in alignment with customer service, production planning and plant/warehouse shipping personnel to coordinate all shipments in the most cost effective and timely manner possible from assigned manufacturing plants, outside warehouses, and customer locations through the use of a TMS.  Occasionally the incumbent will be asked to engage in negotiations with carriers for pricing and/or services, and then work with the sourcing team to implement rates and/or services.  This position is required to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide customer service to internal and external customers as needed.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • TMS Management – load tendering, spot quote posting and award, identifying exceptions and cost savings, route guide maintenance, and in association with the sourcing group - rate population, rate updates, and carrier assignments.
  • Negotiation – securing capacity with carriers that operate in a high service environment.
  • Customer Service – communicate with internal and external customers regarding production need dates, inventory availability, shipment lead time, and load status.
  • Relationship Building – create, build, and maintain good relationships with sales representatives and dispatchers within the transportation industry.
  • On-call Availability – Provide service updates and route freight as needed after hours and on weekends.
  • Actively monitor and react to transportation related issues/opportunities for assigned plants and outside warehouses. This includes continuous moves, spot quotes and tender re-direction.
  • Execute limited Cullet inbound shipments from pickup to delivery and tendering of dunnage loads from customers to third-party sort centers.



  • High School Diploma; required. 
  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of logistics and transportation experience.
  • Transportation dispatch and brokerage experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of various transportation management systems.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Computer skills: MS Office Suite. 
  • A normal office environment with minimal plant exposure requiring hearing, eye protection, and exposure to heat.
  • Hearing and eye protection must be worn in the plants, as well as other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required







Ardagh Metal Packaging is a leading global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable metal beverage cans to brand owners. A subsidiary of sustainable packaging business Ardagh Group and a leading industry metal packaging company, Ardagh Metal Packaging employs more than 6,300 people across Europe, North America and Brazil, with sales of approximately $4.7 billion.


Ardagh Metal Packaging believes that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued and can work to their full potential. We offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team - you’ll enjoy the journey!


Ardagh Metal Packaging - North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago