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Sr. Transportation Manager - Carrier Development

Company: Kehe Food Distributors
Location: Naperville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities

The Sr. Transportation Manager will oversee the financial process within Inbound Transportation including freight payment, forecasting and reporting. Responsible for securing and managing cost effective carrier capacity to support KeHE's Supply Chain. The Sr. Transportation Manager is also primarily responsible and accountable for analysis and reporting for the KeHE inbound network.

Essential Functions

  • Track, analyze and report transportation financial metrics in support of inbound transportation.
  • Prepare analytics to design transportation optimization solutions.
  • Assist in the development of scorecards, collaborating with team members to report operational and financial metrics.
  • Develop strategic bid plans considering current and future industry state, aligning to the strategic domestic transportation plans and KeHE financial targets.
  • Administer RFP's, negotiate contracts, and manage relationships with service providers for truckload, intermodal and LTL shipments.
  • Responsible for ensuring Routing Guide Compliance and Compliance to Award.
  • Work with carrier partners and internal team members to understand freight impact, resolve issues and ensure top tier service and performance.
  • Manage invoicing and audit process and resolve issues regarding payment and rates.
  • Oversee the freight claims process for the company.
  • Address carrier performance and develop & implement action plans to improve service.
  • Support day to day transportation business processes in close collaboration with Inbound Operations Managers.
  • Administer and maintain the Transportation Management System.
  • Analyze, manage and report out on key performance indicators.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

  • Bachelor's Degree in business/finance/logistics preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years previous transportation/logistics experience with at least 3 years as supervisor required.
  • Experience in truckload, intermodal and LTL across multiple temperature classes. Private fleet experience a plus.
  • Solid analytical capabilities for reviewing large amounts of data, summarizing the material for management, and identifying the critical issues at both the summary and the detail level.
  • Advanced level computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Access, TMS
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Must be results-oriented, self-directed, and have excellent time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, Customer focused.
  • Able to lead a team and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong process improvement skills
  • Up to 25% travel required.

Keywords: Kehe Food Distributors, Naperville , Sr. Transportation Manager - Carrier Development, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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