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10 Oct 2018

West Coast Transportation Manager – California

Posted by Tara Schwartz, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #34176

Under the direction of the EVP, Sales and Marketing, the Transportation Manager is responsible for the flow of product throughout the logistics supply chain with an emphasis on cost containment and on-time deliveries. Responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing all Transportation functions to ensure that customer service is performed safely, on-time, and in accordance with specifications. Coordinates closely with customers and area personnel to obtain information, identify needs, and investigate and resolve problems. Seeks to continuously improve service. Ensures that Company’s professional reputation is maintained, and that superior customer service is provided.

The primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead all transportation planning and strategic activities
  • Ensure customer goods move from production through the supply chain to the end user
  • Establish quality transportation services
  • Ensure on-time arrival performance and accurate, pro-active, timely communication with both shipping and receiving customers
  • Assist with daily transportation arrangements and ensure that logistic service providers meet their contractual obligations
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities and customer satisfaction
  • Develop partnerships with outside carriers
  • New carrier development with an emphasis in developing LTL coverage
  • Plan and monitor budgets, create and implementing new transportation related services and solutions while transportation and logistics cost reduction
  • Monitor freight expenses and initiate plans to increase freight recovery
  • Expand distribution routes to consistently cover current/new customers and target areas
  • Work with other departments to ensure smooth operations in meeting customer relations
  • Ensure accurate forecasting of volume projections to core carriers
  • Disseminate monthly carrier scorecards and monitor overall performance against scorecard goals and expectations
  • Research and resolve all product arrival disputes and truck claims
  • Arrange for transfers to other warehouse locations to maintain optimal inventory to fulfill orders at lower possible cost
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years Logistics experience; fresh produce experience preferred
  • Significant understanding and experience with asset-based Fleets, Truck Brokering, dispatching within the Produce industry
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to influence outcomes and juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience using metrics to measure and report progress
  • Strong problem-solving skills are necessary along with the ability to display strong initiative, motivation and resourcefulness
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently and produce exceptional results
  • Organized and excellent attention to detail
  • Critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Project and goal oriented

Please contact Tara Schwartz,



Job Categories: Supply Chain, Warehouse, Logistics. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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