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Job Title: Transportation Manager
Reporting To: Donna Halawa
Travel: 25 – 35%
Location: Woodridge, IL

 

Scope of Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage and oversee transportation team with accountability for spent on both inbound and outbound freight. Responsible for hiring, training and supervising employees and vendors in managing and scheduling shipments. 

· Lead all transportation planning and strategic logistics activities. 

· Supervise air and ocean freight forwarding, transportation, reverse logistics, surface transportation and supply chain solutions.

· Establish quality transportation services. 

· Evaluate, Implement and Maintain TMS (include ability to track shipments, invoice audits for accuracy, real time quotes, data to negotiate quotes).

· Develop partnership with outside carriers in shipping. 

· Plan and implement budgets and cost reduction in transportation spent. 

· Manage the operational aspects of ongoing transportation and logistics projects. 

· Ensure customer goods move from production through supply chain to end customer. 

· Supervise Scheduling of Shipments. 

· Lead in resolving shipping issues and improving customer experience. 

· Review financial reports. 

· Manage performance of DC employees and emphasis on efficiency and service delivery. 

· Assist in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities and customer satisfaction opportunities.

· Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

· Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or closely related field.

· Five years of experience in the job offered or in transportation environment related to domestic distribution and international ocean freight. 

· Experience implementing and managing TMS systems. 

· Knowledge of transportation contracts and thorough understanding on rate matrix.

· Experience in negotiating transportation contracts. 

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills.

· Bright, analytical, goal-oriented with high standards for quality and performance.

· Strategic “thinker” with ability to translate strategy into practice.

· Flexibility to effectively work with others from different culture, work habits, and management styles.

· Self-motivated, able to work independently and in teams.

· Hands-on, hardworking, action-oriented, and results driven.

· Demonstrates a “roll up your sleeves” initiative to get the job done.

· Willingness to cooperate and accept added responsibilities.

· Ability to travel.

 

To apply:
please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@globeunion.com