Logistics Specialist

Metso Outotec

Columbia, SC, USA

Full time

Global Transportation/Logistics

Import Export

Nov 20

Would you like to take this opportunity to influence the industry towards a more responsible use of the world’s natural resources?

At Metso Outotec you will join a supportive and inclusive network of colleagues from around the world. There will always be a chance for you to learn and try something new.

This is your invitation to rise above what was possible yesterday.

Job posting end date: 01/31/2023

The logistics Specialist is responsible for the following duties from an operational execution point of view:


Logistics Specialist is responsible for the daily operational execution of all delivery modes transportation; inbound and outbound as well as a direct source to customers. This includes all transportation-related activities from booking to nominated Logistics Service Provider to freight invoice review and posting, this includes possible import and/or export clearance formalities on an operational perspective. Logistics Specialist is pro-actively monitoring active shipments, reacting, and contacting internal and external stakeholders when necessary. Logistics Specialist also has the responsibilities of activities between Logistics Centers and the physical loading of the cargo.


Inbound and outbound transportation

Arrange inbound, outbound, and source-to-customer transportation according to the operating model and terms & conditions (e.g. incoterms)

Ensure Logistics documentation is accurate and completed for transportation

Collaboration with Logistics Service Providers for warehousing, brokerage, and transportation to secure smooth operational execution

Provide information and support for stakeholders (e.g Order Management) about operational logistics and possibilities

Daily operational logistics management

Ensure logistics system set-up is according to the global/regional guidelines and according to the operating model of logistics

Operational set-up with Logistics Center and alignments between the functions in terms of daily operational execution of inbound and outbound transportation

Operate with approved and accepted Logistics Service Providers and work according to the Logistics Agreement documentations

Import and export formalities

Ensure local import & export customs compliance is setup & run as per local regulations and Metso global/regional guidelines.

Operate with approved and accepted Customs Brokers/Logistics Service Providers in imports & exports. Performance monitoring and management of local customs brokerage.

Operative execution of local customs brokerage with Customs Brokers.

Responsibility for obtaining missing/requested information or facilitating documentation corrections from the customs broker to support customs clearance.

Monitoring / follow-up / pro-active communication

Monitoring Logistics Center’s activities to ensure on-time and correct booking for transportation

Responsibility of shipping and loading activities despite the terms & conditions (e.g. incoterms)

Active shipments monitoring and deviation management

Pro-active communication and systems information updates in case of changes and ensure preventing/corrective actions when feasible and possible

Freight invoice matching and posting

Freight invoice matching and posting processes according to the guidelines and set-up

Review of freight invoices and order comparison to invoice

Posting process according to the rules in terms of the account, internal order, etc.


  • On-time and correct logistics activities from booking to invoice.
  • Compliance to set guidelines and logistics & trade compliance requirements.
  • Delivery to the customer according to the Agreement/Service Level from source to destination with compliance to transportation/customs.


  • Liaises to Regional Logistics, Regional Trade Compliance, Operative Purchasing, Order Management, Availability Management, and other internal stakeholders
  • Logistics Service Providers for daily operational topics


Authorized to booking/purchase order placement for logistics and making decisions to achieve high on-time delivery performance according to the Logistics approval grids. Authorized to handle freight invoices according to the guidelines and set-up.


Friendly, respectful environment that values high ambition, putting our customer in the center of all we do, getting it done together and open and honest communication.

Challenging opportunities that contribute to the development and enhancement of Metso Outotec’s industry leading solutions.

Regular opportunities to work in a global community.

Pride in contributing to an industry leader providing end-to end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing, and metals refining industries globally.

Competitive benefits which include: healthcare options (medical, dental, vision), HSA, short term and long term disability, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401K plan with a generous company match, education assistance, paid vacation, and much more!

This position is eligible for an annual bonus, which is a percentage of eligible wages and is primarily dependent on Company financial performance.

Metso Outotec is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact nca.recruiting@mogroup.com or 844-632-4092 (Option 1).

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing, metals refining and recycling industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec

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