Supply Chain Specialist at Ronald A. Chisholm Limited


Ronald A. Chisholm Limited

Job Type: Full-time
Work Location: Hybrid remote in Toronto, ON

Full Job Description

Wouldn’t you love to work at a place that doesn’t give you the Sunday blues?

At CHISHOLM we work hard, play hard, own what we do, and we’re proud of all of it. We’re a diverse, tight-knit group of high-achievers, and we treat one another like family. We’re forward-thinking, innovative, a little unconventional, and currently looking for a talented person who would fit seamlessly into our team. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, we’re presently operating on a hybrid schedule, with a mix of in-office and remote workdays, giving our team members the flexibility to enjoy both in-person interaction with peers, as well as focus time on work-from-home days.

If CHISHOLM sounds like a place you’d like to work, then keep reading…

Company Overview:

Established in 1938, Ronald A. Chisholm Limited – proudly designated as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies– are commodities experts providing market knowledge, financing, and strategic logistics solutions to customers in over 70 countries worldwide. For over 80 years Chisholm has been helping our suppliers and customers create new markets and grow existing trade lanes by offering innovative, flexible, and customized solutions.

Position Summary:

Ronald A. Chisholm is seeking an energetic individual for a full-time position as an Ocean Export Supply Chain Specialist and encourages those candidates that meet the below candidate profile, and that can perform the following responsibilities to apply. Reporting to the Vice President, Logistics and Trade Finance, the Ocean Export Supply Chain Specialist will play an integral part within the Ocean Export Supply Chain division, coordinating and handling export ocean freight shipments for the division, and ensuring timely and continuous cargo flow.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiates and updates freight rates with ocean carriers, trucking companies, and warehouses, and sources new service providers as necessary; maintains open communication and beneficial partnerships with service providers.
  • Requests ocean bookings with ocean carriers, submits shipping instructions, and checks and approves BL Drafts.
  • Enters and updates logistics details into SAP, maintains accurate, organized, and up-to-date documents, and dispatches to customers in a timely manner.
  • Communicates with suppliers and truckers to arrange pick up appointments and delivery to port.
  • Monitors port’s ERDs, cut offs, and identifies and solves any issues involved.
  • Initiates research and resolution of file issues as they arise (missed loading appointments, documentation errors, negotiate free detention/extra demurrage days).
  • Files CAED/AES declarations online.
  • Applies for CFIA and USDA health certificates, free sale certificates and/or any documentation required by importing country.
  • Prepares export documentation, including Commercial Invoices, Certificates of Origin, Packing Lists, Insurance, among other required documents.
  • Processes and approves supplier, trucking, and warehouse invoices.
  • Executes letters of credit, documentary collections, and other banking documents covering international shipments.
  • Communicates with customers regarding shipment statuses, or any other operational requirement; provides after-sale support to customers.
  • Monitors and responds promptly to all incoming communications (customers and other business partners, both domestic and overseas); ensures proper flow of pertinent information among external and internal stakeholders.
  • Thinks ‘outside of the box’ to develop new efficiencies or processes to support organizational goals and strategies.
  • Complies with all company policies, guidelines, and objectives.

Candidate Profile:

  • Post-secondary degree (preferred; completed or in progress) in Supply Chain Management, International Trade, International Business Management, or related field of study.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Logistics/Freight Forwarding.
  • Fluency (verbal and written) in English required; fluency (verbal and written) in second language (Example: Mandarin, Spanish) preferred.
  • Proficiency with SAP ERP.
  • Proficiency with full Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • Working knowledge of International Export/Import policies and practices, as well as Canadian and USA export procedures, tariffs, forms, and regulations.
  • Solid knowledge of International Letters of Credit, Documentary Collections, and related business and banking practices and documentation.
  • Able to work autonomously, with strong analytical skills, and a forward-thinking approach to work.
  • Organized with exceptional communication skills (verbal and written), and a strong customer service focus.
  • Able to effectively multi-task, prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner and with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, client focused environment.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing business situations and expectations.

If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to join a highly dynamic global work team, you are encouraged to submit an application.

Ronald A. Chisholm Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all stages of the selection process.

We thank all applicants who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Toronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Salary Requirement?


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


  • Mandarin (preferred)
  • Spanish (preferred)

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