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Planterra Foods is a fully funded plant-based protein start-up in Lafayette, CO near Denver. It’s an investment by the JBS Company, the second largest global food company and the world’s largest protein producer. Join us as we build the best plant-based protein company in the world!

We are seeking an International Logistics Specialist to join our S&OP team at our Corporate Office in Lafayette, Colorado. The Specialist is responsible for logistics of cold-chain export/import orders which includes communication with freight companies, Customs, USDA, buyers and inspection/warehouse locations. This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates who appreciate a hands-on position and are excited about the opportunity to ship our Plant-based products into International Markets! You’ll have regular interaction with our seasoned Logistics and Export Professionals to help guide you and grow your career.


  • Verify all customer instructions are complete and all necessary permits/ licenses are in place to meet country requirements

  • Determineand book steamship carrier based on rate, availability, and customer service provided

  • Schedule appointments at warehouse facility according to production availability, facility costs, and free days/storage given

  • Coordinate delivers of full and partial truckloads to trans-load facilities. Decisions will be based off of facility costs, port congestion, and steamship line rate

  • Book inland trucking/dray carrier and dispatch. Logistics Specialist determines carrier to book based on rate, availability, and on-time performance

  • Requests credit approval on shipment, confirms load details in transportation system/s, and then releases orders to the inspection facility

  • File shipment on Automated Export System (AES) for government requirements

  • Monitor containers throughout inland and ocean voyages. Confirms customs clearance with Customers upon arrival

  • Stay current on the constantly changing government requirements of international business/markets.

  • Responsible for daily crisis-management and rescheduling shipments if needed

  • Forecasting / production planning involvement

  • Managing international inventory

  • GS1 registration of new, export product UPC’s

  • Sample shipments and coordination

  • Work with International Custom’s brokers / HS Code look-up per market for import duty implications

  • Create / provide international documentation such as Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Free Trade Agreements, & Phytosanitary Certificates

  • Create SOP for various work-flows

  • Facilitate shipments and marketing materials for Trade Shows

  • Pull inventory reports and participate in weekly team export meetings


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field or 3 years import/export logistic experience

  • Strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills

  • Experience in transportation scheduling and planning a plus

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel required

  • SAP experience strongly preferred

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong time management skills required

  • Minimal travel, as needed (10-15%)

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment

  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, paid holidays

  • Base salary range of $50,000 – 70,000

  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help with scheduling an appointment for one if a conditional job offer is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.