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Senior Manager of Transportation

Other Miami, Florida

Summary

  • Posted on Mar 5, 2020

Description

The successful incumbent is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day transportation operations while managing relationships with multiple carriers across all inbound and outbound transport modes. This position will serve as subject matter expert for all things small parcel, LTL, FTL, and international freight forwarding while identifying opportunities to minimize cost and improve the customer experience. The Transportation Manager will report to the Chief Supply Chain Officer and work with internal and external partners to analyze, monitor performance, propose and drive business objective while ensuring optimized logistics at goTRG. This position requires an individual to be proactive and agile, taking swift action to effectively execute projects. Drawing from experience in the transportation industry, this role will take charge with a vision in mind while using problem-solving skills to develop solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set the direction for the entire department, providing guidance and mentorship to employees, and taking responsibility for overall performance
  • Provide expertise in the transportation field, knowledgeable about industry trends, supply chain processes, best practices, and compliance requirements
  • Hold discussions with stakeholders about strategic direction and analyze reports, and other company data to spot trends and opportunities. To further optimize the transportation network from the inside, constantly research and test software tools, management methodologies, and workflow processes.
  • Manages vendor relationships for all freight and parcel services
  • Take key role in competitive bidding, analyzing, and awarding transportation business as needed
  • Hands on scheduling and managing carriers and appointments using approved carrier/broker list including tracking the shipment from start to fininsh
  • Oversee the budgeting process from proposal to expense control. Maintain awareness of all financial transactions, ensuring that transportation operations are in line with allotted budgets and establishing rates with carriers and providers.
  • Direct a small team to manage all aspects of inbound and outbound planning for all programs.
  • Establish key financial and program goals.
  • Drive accountability with team
  • Coordinate all transportation needs with the key departments in the Company
  • Drive the design of a fully integrated system that includes full truck load, LTL and parcel providers.
  • Optimize the selection of carriers to provide the lowest cost solution to all customers.
  • Develop key reporting in company's ERP for all transportation metrics.
  • Conduct annual carrier negotiations and have primary, secondary and tertiary providers for all lanes.
  • Participate in all RFP/RFI and RFQ’s as needed.
  • Generate weekly, monthly quarterly, annual and YOY reporting on transportation costs and revenue.
  • Build a revenue positive model for transportation.
  • Understand all DOT related regulations and governances.
  • Create a robust audit structure for all freight bills to ensure actuals compare to bids.
  • Be responsible for establishing trailer pools as needed to support customer needs.
  • Manage all detention and demurrage charges.
  • Create a monthly P&L for the department and report out on all program expenses and revenue.
  • Travel periodically to all centers to do procedural audits.
  • Understand all program level of service standards and report out to goals.
  • Work with Sales on ensuring that we are integrated with all key platforms to be able to provide dynamic quotes for both wholesale and retail sales. Create multiple competitive options.
  • Maintain vendor scorecards and metrics for internal and external business partners
  • Make sure we monitor carriers and customer and vendors to appointment schedules. Create report cards in each area.
  • Develop strategic and tactical direction for optimizing all transportation functions and systems for the company.
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience such as Logistics and/or Supply Chain
  • 5+ years transportation management experience
  • Excellent negotiation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent track record identifying and leading projects across multiple facilities
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize and deliver on multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with continuous improvement methodologies
  • Communicates effectively among various levels of management
  • Willing to work flexible work hours to accommodate business needs
  • PC skills required
  • Knowledge of TMS solutions
  • Must be excellent, well-rounded communicator adept at making presentations, facilitating meetings, negotiating contracts, and holding one-on-one conversations
  • Data analysis – to identify project strengths and weaknesses, this position is required to synthesize data from multiple sources and distill their findings into action steps for improvement

Requirements

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience such as Logistics and/or Supply Chain
  • 5+ years transportation management experience
  • Excellent negotiation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent track record identifying and leading projects across multiple facilities
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize and deliver on multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with continuous improvement methodologies
  • Communicates effectively among various levels of management
  • Willing to work flexible work hours to accommodate business needs
  • PC skills required
  • Knowledge of TMS solutions


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