Transportation Manager

The Transportation Manager will manage domestic as well as import and export transportation activities from several Manufacturing Sites and Distribution Centers to customers, while optimizing transportation cost and service levels. The manager will also collect and analyze data related to daily shipment activity, identify opportunities for process improvement, and follow through on operational or system improvement initiatives. Collaboration with leaders and business partners in Distribution, Customer Service, Sales, Operations and Finance are a key element of success in this position. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Develop and implement Transportation strategy Manage Transportation budget and monthly costs analysis. Oversee all aspects of the freight invoice review and approval process. Develop and implement cost savings initiatives Build strong carrier relationships, develop communications and coordination Build carrier service performance KPIs metrics, provide carrier performance feedback and ensures KPIs are met or exceeded Stay in tune with freight practices and procedures  and provide recommendations to improve based on changing market or network conditions Initiate annual and spot market requests for capacity and pricing from carriers. Negotiate freight rates and make decisions on which carriers to select Ensure compliance with all external regulatory requirements and with Watts policies and practices Develop strong relationships with internal customers Maintain working knowledge of current ERP configuration and use Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) and process lead in the area of Transportation Management Systems (TMS) Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis for senior management as needed Follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member's safety   EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in supply chain, logistics, industrial engineering, operations, or similar field. Masters preferred Project Management, APICS or other related certification is preferred MANAGEMENT: Manage freight coordinators QUALIFICATIONS: 10+ years transportation experience Experience with implementing and using Transportation Management Systems Experience with managing private fleets Performance Management Skillful negotiator Data-driven and process-driven approach to transportation Critical thinker and problem solver Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills Excellent communication, project management, and relationship building skills PHYSICAL REQUREMENTS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES: 1. Collaborate Across Workgroup 2. Initiate Positive Change 3. Deliver High Quality Results 4. Focus on the Customer 5. Develops Self & Others 6. Accountability 10002989
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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