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Office Coordinator in Niles, IL at AFN

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AFN is looking for talented, driven, and successful people to join our fast-growing, award-winning, and fun-loving third-party logistics team. With AFN, you have the chance to take the wheel, and steer your career exactly where you want it to go. Challenge yourself. Come grow with us.  Reap the rewards you deserve. Do you have what it takes?  Now is the time to find out.

AFN is committed to your personal success and offers the resources, programs and support needed to make it happen.  We care about your professional growth and will help you achieve your goals. We offer a competitive base salary, aggressive incentive program and a comprehensive benefits package. 

As an Office Coordinator, you will coordinate and execute all operational and clerical tasks in support of the office and the management team at AFN.  The key to your success is solid communication, jedi-like anticipation, and stellar organization and follow-through.

Some of the challenges you’ll tackle:

  • Handle reception for AFN
  • Oversee vending machines within the office
  • Order, receive, and maintain office supplies
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence
  • Coordinate all incoming and outgoing packages
  • Handle department mailings and other product literature mailings
  • Serve as the backup to the Facilities Coordinator
  • Assist various departments on special projects
  • Support in the on-boarding of new employees
  • Ensure overall appearance of the office
  • Work closely with HR on company sponsored events and take the lead when necessary
  • Plan the Friday employee lunch and monthly breakfast
  • Lead the annual Letters from Santa Holiday charity event
  • Coordinate and manage Fall and Spring team member sports
  • Handle the ordering and distribution of holiday gifts
  • Manage the Charitable Match program
  • Participate in the monthly Best Place to Work Committee meetings
  • Assist owners with various requests
  • Handle copying, filing, and faxing of materials
  • Create presentation materials as needed
  • Coordinate all employee and client appreciation

Who We Are:

Founded in 2003, AFN is an award-winning, third-party logistics provider focused on supply chain solutions and transportation services throughout North America.  Serving motor carriers, manufacturers and retailers, we are known for our commitment to client services, our proactive approach to fighting cargo theft and our expertise in retail compliance.  We specialize in creating customized logistics solutions for our clients, including full truckload, LTL, intermodal, high-value shipping, expedited services and outsourced transportation.

Employer is EOE/M/F/D/V. No third party candidates please.

We ask that all candidates take the Culture Index survey as the first step in the recruiting process.  You only need to fill the survey out one time. The link may be found here:   

Job Requirements


Education and Experience

Skills and Competencies

  • High School diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior experience supporting an office preferred
  • 1-3 years in a customer service, operations, or administrative role preferred
  • Prior experience providing outstanding customer service support required
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, email, and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Ability to perform general clerical and office duties
  • Ability to problem solve under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to apply logic when planning or solving problems
  • Ability to build strong business relationships with people at all levels of a business
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Positive ‘can-do’ approach and attitude
  • Effectively address service issues in a professional manner
  • Strong work ethic with the capacity to work independently as well as part of a business unit