Transportation Planning Manager

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Ajilon Professional Staffing Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, WI
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span B Position Description: /B br The Transportation Planning Supervisor will be responsible for all activities relating to shipment planning and execution representing all products originating from our plants as well as required inbound materials. This will entail the Supervisor to become acclimated with the TMS (Transportation Management System) at an expert level. The Supervisor will work with both internal and external business partners to develop methods to reduce costs and improve transportation service.  This position will lead employee development to keep pace with the evolving company need.  Person will utilize project management skillset for continuous improvements to ascertain competitive advantages for meeting customer requirements as well as working with other transportation staff regarding carrier service performance, on time delivery performance, and measuring customer satisfaction. The Supervisor will message the abilities of the Transportation Department throughout the company in order to foster relationships conducive to supporting our customers and company’s interest of excellence. br   br B Requirements: /B br • Logistics/Supply Chain degree or four to six years of equivalent Transportation experience with strong background in transportation services management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. br • Direct experience with TMS (Transportation Management Systems) functionality and application for planning of shipments and transportation cost management with ability to be a Super User. br • Knowledge and understanding of various transportation mode options. br • Strong leadership experience in leading and building teams along with proven employee development.   br • Excellent presentation skills with solid communication capabilities and practices, both oral and written in order to craft and deliver the right message to various levels of the organization. br • Proven capacity to understand production operations and the impact on transportation & logistics functions. br • Computer literacy with ERP systems, creating reports & queries, and use of Microsoft tools such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint. br • Ability to travel periodically. br   br B PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: /B br • Bachelor’s degree in Transportation, Logistics, or Supply Chain. br • Experience in industrial transportation management. br • Experience in transportation mode and routing optimization inclusive of network rationalization. br • Knowledgeable in DOT, FMCSA and OSHA transportation safety regulations. br • Experience with testing, implementing, and utilization of Transportation Management Systems (preferably Oracle Transportation Management system). br • Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement/Six Sigma methodology. br • Project Management experience/skillset either leading or being integral member of a team. br   br B Responsibilities: /B br • Drive the planning functionality for multiple employees (Planners) so TMS is effectively being used to make decisions within the preference criteria and cost structures which satisfy customer needs. br • Implement best practices for mode selection, effective route planning, and utilizing preference criteria to meet customer requirements at lowest cost. br • Direct planning of all modes for best utilization of routing cost versus transit time delivery. br • Direct the daily decisions and implement action plans for employees (Planners) to follow when faced with issues or hurdles to meet customer expectations.