Manager Shipping / Receiving

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/08/17
Johnstown, PA
5 - 7 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/08/17

Position Summary

Manages the physical movement of inbound and outbound shipments, including shipments to both domestic and international customers, and distribution centers and branches within the organization.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages the physical movement of inbound and outbound shipments, including shipments to both domestic and international customers, and distribution centers and branches within the organization
  • Manages the development and implementation of economical and efficient traffic/transportation services for the organization and its customers
  • Schedules and coordinates the routing of incoming and outgoing shipments
  • Negotiates rates, delivery terms, freight rates, and classifications with carriers; analyzes service performance
  • Develops and implements new procedures and methods to reduce costs
  • Examines and approves payment of bills
  • Resolves claims for loss or damage
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling
  • Supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


Secondary Accountabilities

  • Perform complex business and systems analysis on the overall product delivery and transportation process
  • Leads the transportation activity of the integrated supply chain
  • Identify and process changes which facilitate freight savings, instill material efficiencies, improve on-time delivery, performance and/or enhance the overall customer service experience for our internal and external customers
  • Manage activities such as:  invoicing, e-bills, duty allocation and validation, resolves customs issues
  • Manage UPS program, origin billing with vendors, consolidation program, and manage global freight quotes for RFPs for freight contracts
  • Monitor supply chain activities and use independent judgment to proactively analyze needs, cost and impact of solutions and offer advice to maximize transportation efficiency at minimum expense
  • Communicate and counsel internal and external customers, as required, relative to general transport policy
  • Oversee and facilitate daily freight movement and manage day-to-day traffic issues
  • Provide trouble-shooting and problem resolution as requested
  • Supervise the assembly support documentation, file freight claims with service providers and reporting tools to track resolution and recovery
  • Review and approve freight bills based on negotiated contracts, ensuring accurate and correct payments
  • Analyze and recommend transportation service providers based on review of tradelanes
  • Maintain, make recommendations, and implement changes to the company tariff rules and enter changes in ERP system
  • Proactively monitor and manage key performance indicators and execute root cause analysis
  • Provide all support function activity, including accuracy and timeliness of data processing, reporting, analysis, and all other inquiries


Basic Qualifications

  • BS or BA Degree (preferably in Logistics/Supply Chain); any related professional certification, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years experience in logistics, transportation, finance or supply chain disciplines
  • Solid understanding of business contracts, National Motor Freight Classification/Fast Class Programs, United States and Canadian rate bureau concepts and formats
  • Excellent understand of LTL trucking data and business trends, including FedEx, DHL and UPS zone based knowledge
  • International Freight experience as well as customs and documentation procedures
  • Technical skills requiring industry wide, multi-modal transportation knowledge
  • Experience with Oracle or other major ERP
  • Requires proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Map Point, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and other electronic communication programs, including use of or conversion between various file formats
  • Possess good time management skills and the ability to multi-task and support multiple initiatives at once with a high amount of productivity and efficiency
  • Ability to execute assigned tasks with limited instruction, and provide task status and ask for help when needed
  • Ability to identify various project reporting requirements, extract data from all needed sources and compile and format into actionable data presentations
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written  
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Aptitude to gain further competency in Statistical and/or Transportation Analysis tools (Minitab)


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