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Transportation manager

Job Summary

Responsible for managing the transportation department or unit or a company. Hires, trains, and supervises employees and manages scheduling of shipments.

Primary responsibilities

  • Oversee transportation department, including its assets and employees.
  • Manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
  • Ensure customer goods move from production through the supply chain to the end user.
  • Supervise air and ocean freight forwarding, global warehousing, transportation, reverse logistics, surface transportation and supply chain solutions.
  • Establish quality transportation services.
  • Develop partnerships with outside carriers in shipping.
  • Plan and implement budgets.
  • Utilize services of less-than-truckload carriers and air-forwarders to handle fulfillment shipments.
  • Supervise scheduling of shipments.
  • Review financial reports.
  • Manage performance of branch employees with emphasis on productivity, efficiency, and service delivery.
  • Lead all distribution and transportation planning and strategic activities.
  • Recruit, interview, select, train, motivate, coach, and mentor shipping clerks and transport drivers.
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities and customer satisfaction opportunities.

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