Operations Support Coordinator

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company ‚€“ we're a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world's most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 ‚€“ securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people ‚€“ people like you ‚€“ and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you're looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you've come to the right place.


Primary Purpose:


Responsible for monitoring asset utilization for the branch.¬  Provide coordination of operations support as the Inter-branch Coordinator for assigned branches.



Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Direct the movement of inbound, outbound, third party, CIBT & IBT products to meet customer requirements

  • Schedule inbound package and bulk carriers

  • Schedule outbound bulk shipments

  • Responsible for maximizing Univar USA private fleet utilization

  • Select carriers and negotiate freight rates

  • Maintain current freight rate book in UVX

  • Participates in logistics planning process

  • File and resolve freight claim issues

  • Approve freight exceptions on freight bills and purchase orders

  • Audits freight bills and approves for payment

  • Makes recommendations for transportation equipment and assists in selection process



3-5 years purchasing or operations experience with Univar USA or equivalent business experience

College degree or equivalent business experience



Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:

Office environment


Univar is an equal opportunity employer. ¬ All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to¬ employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.

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