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10 Aug 2020

Northwest Transportation Manager – Washington

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #36816

Our client is a well-established food manufacturer located in WA. They are searching for a Transportation Manager to join their team. The Transportation Manager is responsible for managing the quality, cost and efficiency of the Raw Product transportation network. The role accomplishes this purpose by leveraging daily metrics aligned to departmental objectives to control process variation and implementing short term initiatives to drive efficiency gains.


  • Manage the movement Raw Product, including scheduling loads, dispatching loads with carriers, coordinating and managing the empty bin inventories at all plant locations; and scheduling the return of empty bins to the appropriate locations. Monitor the quality, quantity, cost, and efficiency of Raw Product movements.
  • Ensure the regulatory compliance of internal fleet, including but not limited to elements such as: Equipment licensing, Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Driver Records and Staffing, Third party auditing, Safety Programs, etc.
  • Manage the transportation function for both the department trucks and commercial carriers. Manage the financial aspects of the department freight costs, analyze rate changes, establish hauling rates, and negotiate with commercial carriers to ensure the best value.  Regularly analyze freight cost expense in order to identify cost and service improvements and provide recommendations for any changes.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the trucking fleet to include, fleet safety, utilization, costs, and maintenance. Identify opportunities to maximize fleet return and minimize fleet costs.  Develop comprehensive safety program and ensure all assigned drivers and equipment meet the requirements.     


  • A BA/BS degree in business administration, management, industrial engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain management.
  • Increasingly responsible experience in managing a department.
  • Principles and practices of training, coaching and developing staff.
  • Freight rates and total cost analysis for transportation.
  • Principles and practices of supply chain management.
  • Understanding of supply chain management related to perishable food items.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Salary: DOE, Bonus, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance

Please contact Jennifer Mazza,


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

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