Transportation Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/16/17
Salt Lake City, UT
8 - 10 years experience
Manufacturing / Packaging
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/16/17


Responsible for the management, training, and performance of a team of traffic planners and their day to day operations and often works with their own set of customers and traffic lanes.  Manages the relationships with common carriers and brokers.  Works independently with minimal oversight from manager and holds themselves accountable and responsible for the traffic team’s performance.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with existing and new carrier partners and hold them accountable to contracted service levels
  • Manage the performance of budget, revenue generation and profit margin for the transportation department
  • Lead, train and coach all employees in the transportation department
  • Perform traffic planner duties as needed
  • Manage the development of the transportation management system (BluJay Solutions)
  • Work directly with customers and outside sales team on competitive freight pricing
  • Maintain effective and strategic alignment with internal departments and customers
  • Handle escalated issues within the depart and work with carrier, customer and internal team of short and long term resolution

  Experience and Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Management or related field
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the transportation industry, including experience with TL and LTL
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading and managing a team
  • Brokerage license and experience is preferred


  • Must have experience with collecting analyzing, presenting and reporting transportation data
  • Experience with management of various 3rd party transportation vendors
  • Experience with ERP and TMS (BluJay) solutions is a plus
  • Proven proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications is a must
  • Experience with Gmail and Google Drive is a plus
  • Track record and mind set for process improvement with a focus to improve department profit margin and employee efficiency
  • Experience with shipping standards, laws and requirements, including international shipping
  • Customer service background and focus is required


  • Minimal travel may be required for this position
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