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Freight Coordinator

Date:  Aug 28, 2021

Coquitlam, BC, CA, V3K 6A8

Company:  Sonepar
Shift Type:  Mid-Career

With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 branches located across Western Canada. Gescan is a proud member of the Sonepar Canada family, one of the largest B-to-B electrical distribution networks in the world. Sonepar Canada has over 1900 employees working out of 114 offices between the unique brands. At Gescan, we leverage our strong global resource base, our local expertise, and our family-oriented values to deliver the best service to our customers and suppliers.


Are you ready to start a challenging new career? Are you a team player, enthusiastic, and motivated to achieve great things? Start a career like no other at Gescan, one of the largest electrical distribution networks in the world. We are passionate about offering our employees challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities to bring their careers to the next level.


  • Represent Gescan in a professional manner in all communications with external freight companies’ representatives, both sales people and managers
  • Be able to multi-task, with many projects on the go at all times, and be flexible enough to switch from one to another, with the knowledge and common sense to recognize priorities
  • Maintain records for regular follow-ups as required, possibly dealing with difficult situations
  • Understand Rubicon for purposes of reviewing shipments, and analyzing freight reports
  • Update regular rates within the WISL freight system on on-going basis
  • Work closely with AP, Purchasing and branches on review of freight rate and invoice discrepancies
  • Train and work with shippers at the branches, and report to various management levels
  • Assist in defining procedures and implementing across the necessary levels
  • Be eager to work in a team environment, communicating with people in person as well as on the telephone, email or via written memos
  • Other duties as required



  • High School diploma required.  
  • Post-secondary education, ideally in Transportation/Logistics, or Operations an asset.  
  • Have excellent communication and organizational habits.  
  • Have superior skill levels in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.  
  • Work with minimal supervision.  
  • Enjoy working in a busy environment, and want to take on more responsibilities. 
  • 2-3 year previous experience, preferably within the distribution industry.


We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. Gescan is very thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.  

More information on Gescan:  

Website: www.Gescan.com  
Twitter: @gescanwest  
Facebook: Gescan Canada  
LinkedIn: Gescan  
YouTube: GescanTV