Transportation Manager 8/16/2016

Confidential Company Chicago, IL

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28809806
AJE Ref #
575897984
Location
Chicago, IL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The DC Transportation Manager is responsible for managing the outbound deliveries to stores within the service region and ensuring that on time deliveries are made to the stores and are within budget. The DC Transportation Manager will manage yard operations, coordinate back haul program and provide leadership to transportation team.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have a Bachelor's degree

Must be able to relocate.

Must pass the Drug Test.

Must pass Background Check.

Must pass pre-employment test if applicable.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES manage inbound deliveries to ensure on time, on cycle and lead time; manage inbound deliveries to ensure product is available for delivery to stores; manage outbound to minimize expedites; communicate daily with carriers to ensure on time compliance.

25% Manage cost of transportation; manage cost per truckload, cube per truckload, and cost per mile; support overall financial goals; fully utilize transportation assets to reduce freight costs whenever possible; audit invoices of carriers on regular basis; review general ledger for all charges dealing with transportation.

20% Drive Customer Service; develop customer service team; manage customer service associates and store concerns

15% Financial and Operations Metrics development and reporting.

15% Maintain accurate operation of the yard integrity, dock, security, yard switchers and pallet recycling.

Reports to DC General Manager I/II.

Number of direct reports is 6. Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:

Acts with Integrity: Demonstrates responsible, ethical and honest behavior in all roles, tasks and

responsibilities; models values.

Problem Solving: Reacts quickly and appropriately to problems in the DC; follows-up in a timely manner to issues not immediately resolvable; ties all loose ends.

Customer Driven: Creates a customer-focused environment in which excellent service is provided to all customers; sees business through the eyes of the Customer.

Gets Things Done: Motivates self and others to accomplish important objectives despite a complex environment and multiple demands; creates a sense of urgency; delegates appropriately.

Communicates Effectively: Communicates clearly and concisely with all audiences; keeps others informed and listens carefully to input and feedback; adapts messages to fit audience.

Plans Strategically: Demonstrates the ability to determine goals, direction and action steps necessary to maximize short-term and long-term.

Ground-Engaged: Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the business and how his/her actions affect the business; uses this knowledge to make effective business decisions; knows the competition and the industry; foresees future challenges and takes action to address them.

Building Relationships: Establishes trust and credibility with people over time; establishes rapport with people; has smooth working relationships with people inside and outside of the organization.

Champions Development: Seeks knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of his/her self and associates; takes steps to maximize development of both self and Associates.

Stress Tolerance: Maintains a positive attitude; maintains a high volume, high quality workload under demanding conditions