Barkman | 70 Years


Shipping Consultant - Seasonal

February 17, 2019 Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Barkman Concrete Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of precast concrete. Since 1948, Barkman has sustained growth through the contributions of our team members’ commitment to customer service, quality, and innovation products.  We currently have an opportunity in our Shipping team for a Shipping Consultant in our Steinbach office.
This position is a seasonal role from approximately March to October with the opportunity to be recalled each spring. Hours will be full-time with overtime during peak business months. This role does qualify for our group benefits.
As a Shipper, you will work closely with our customers, couriers, Inside Sales, Sales, Production Planning, and yard staff. In this role customer focus, problem solving, teamwork a positive attitude and organization will be your biggest assets.
Some of the responsibilities and qualifications for this role include:
  • Consult with contractors and dealers by phone, e-mail and fax
  • Communicate with contractors/dealers regarding availability of product and delivery schedules
  • Organize orders and prioritize them according to location and required date
  • Connect with Sales, Production, Customer, Purchaser and other Shipping team members regarding stock levels
  • Call couriers to deliver product to those customers who want shipments delivered by courier
  • Ensure employees and visitors follow transportation and safety rules/policies
  • General office teamwork with filing, matching invoices and shipping bills
  • Assist Inside Sales when time allows
To qualify for this role you will have:
  • Ability to work extended shifts (overtime) on a regular basis to meet business demand during the peak season
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: comfortable with phone communication (customers, trucking companies, load brokers, Sales) and e-mail communication
  • Good computer and keyboarding skills including experience with Excel, Outlook and data entry
  • The capability of occasionally performing heavy physical exertion tasks such as assisting “walk-in” customers with product
  • Ability to multitask, be well organized and possess good time management skills is essential
  • Knowledge of the transportation industry an asset
Barkman offers you group insurance, a retirement savings plan and education subsidies. Wages will be dependent on education, skills, and experience. To learn more about our company and products visit
Please submit your resume by February 19th (Please note that we may start interviewing prior to the 19th, it is recommended to submit your resume as soon as possible.)
By email:
In person: 152 Brandt Street, Steinbach, office hours 8:00am to 5:00pm
Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.