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Transportation Manager

GENERAL PURPOSE:   Manages the overall logistical, fleet shipping functions for the plant employing efficient operational procedures and activities related to inbound and outbound shipments, maximum utilization of facilities for storage and distribution activities, appropriate deployment of available resources (people and equipment) for the safest and most cost effective manner to meet/exceed customer expectations and compliance with all DOT and OSHA regulations including document management for all shipping related activities. Focused on the performance and delivery of products to our customers to meet KRA (key results areas) goals.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   Ensures appropriate and cost-effective, efficient plans for shipments of incoming and outgoing products/supplies, ensuring timely, efficiently, high-quality delivery   Ensures the effective use of all delivery assets and ensures that appropriate maintenance is executed   Ensures the cost effectiveness of the delivery function, including the proper control of labor utilization through preventing excessive labor hours, overtime and downtime   Ensures effective function of shipping/receiving equipment through scheduled, preventive maintenance to minimize downtime   Establishes and monitors procedures designed to assure the health, safety and security of assigned personnel, suppliers and other visitors who come to the facility   Reports, investigates out of standard safety compliance conditions and sets corrective action measures in place   Coordinates and proactively communicates with internal and external logistics contacts, cross-company functional contacts as well as suppliers/vendors as needed to ensure a consistent and efficient flow of goods and services   Manages loading dock group to ensure the accurate loading of goods according to approved loading practices to prevent freight damage during transit and ensuring safe truck operation   Ensures the loading and unloading of freight coordinates with other plant personnel to ensure product, equipment, documentation paperwork flows efficiently   Determines delivery routes and dispatches drivers accordingly, optimizing efficiencies in time and cost. Tracks delivery routes utilizing a GPS tracking system   Monitors and analyzes dispatch activities and scheduling metrics to ensure maximum effectiveness   Driver management and adherence with DOT compliance and requirements: Driver logs, accident reporting and investigation drug testing requirement and transportation equipment/vehicle maintenance   Maximizes driver utilization to ensure a balanced KRA (key results area) approach   Solicits bids, analyzes quotes and negotiates terms and ultimately selects contract carriers who can provide the best cost effective rates without sacrificing safety, quality and delivery   Openly communicates regularly with carriers to proactively avoid issues and provide updated information   Completes requiredreporting as to functional performance including logistical data, trends, etc. and provider performance   Complies with Federal, State and local regulations, material handling and shipping regulations   Enforces compliance to regulations and escalates any out of standard conditions to appropriate personnel   REQUIREMENTS:   Minimum of 2 years management experience in plant environment including experience in areas of shipping/deliver/routing, customer service, processes and people   BA/BS degree in a related field or equivalent formal, technical vocational training   Relevant Lean manufacturing experience   Working knowledge of DOT and OSHA regulations   Familiarity with Federal, State and local health and safety regulations   Experience working with data driven measurements and metrics for functional areas   Intermediate computer proficiency, intermediate experience in Microsoft Office, routing software and the Internet   Some local and limited national travel   This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilitiesassociated with the job. Other job-related duties may be assigned.  
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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