Transportation Manager

Confidential Company  •  Lowell, MA

11 - 15 years experience  •  Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous

$100K - 150K
Posted on 11/22/17 by John Kalas
Lowell, MA
11 - 15 years experience
Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous
$100K - 150K
Posted on 11/22/17 by John Kalas


We are currently recruiting  a  Transportation Manager

The Transportation Manager will manage domestic as well as import and export transportation activities from several Manufacturing Sites and Distribution Centers to customers, while optimizing transportation cost and service levels. The manager will also collect and analyze data related to daily shipment activity, identify opportunities for process improvement, and follow through on operational or system improvement initiatives. Collaboration with leaders and business partners in Distribution, Customer Service, Sales, Operations and Finance are a key element of success in this position.


• Develop and implement Transportation strategy

• Manage Transportationbudget and monthly costs analysis. Oversee all aspects of the freight invoice review and approval process. Develop and implement cost savings initiatives

• Build strong carrier relationships, develop communications and coordination

• Build carrier service performance KPIs metrics, provide carrier performance feedback and ensures KPIs are met or exceeded

• Stay in tune with freight practices and procedures and provide recommendations to improve based on changing market or network conditions

• Initiate annual and spot market requests for capacity and pricing from carriers. Negotiate freight rates and make decisions on which carriers to select

• Ensure compliance with all external regulatory requirements and with policies and practices

• Develop strong relationships with internal customers

• Maintain working knowledge of current ERP configuration and use

• Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) and process lead in the area of Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

• Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis for senior management as needed

• Follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member’s safety


• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logistics, industrialengineering, operations, or similar field. Masters preferred

• Project Management, APICS or other related certification is preferred


• Manage freight coordinators


• 10+ years transportationexperience

• Experience with implementing and using Transportation Management Systems

• Experience with managing private fleets

• Performance Management

• Skillful negotiator

• Data-driven and process-driven approach to transportation

• Critical thinker and problem solver

• Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills

Excellent communication, project management, and relationship building skills

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