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Transportation Manager in Scottsdale at PointOne Recruiting Solutions

Date Posted: 2/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Seeking a Transportation Manager to manage the transportation of fresh produce shipments from the company's shipping points located throughout the U.S. to its retail customers by procuring and monitoring the freight services of owner-operators and 3PL's.

OBJECTIVE

To co-ordinate the timely shipment and delivery of the company's fresh produce with an emphasis on securing sufficient truck capacity at competitive rates, achieving safe and timely delivery of shipments, and prompt detection, communication, and resolution of transit issues.

POSITION DETAILS

  • Successful applicant may work from our Scottsdale, AZ or Moultrie, GA offices or from a remote location of their choosing.
  • Position may entail early start times and long days during seasonal shipment peaks with night and weekend call coverage as necessary to manage job responsibilities.
  • Competitive salary, performance bonus and benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401(k).
  • Minimum two weeks paid vacation with additional vacation days as job duties allow - sick days and family leave liberally accommodated as needs arise, within reasonable limits.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Secure trucks for refrigerated and non-refrigerated shipments of the company's fresh produce on an advance, and day of, basis by contracting with owner-operators and 3PL's.
  • Communicate all necessary information and documents for pickup, proper transit, and delivery to carriers contracted on the company's shipments.
  • Monitor all shipments for timely pickup, transit, and delivery. Promptly communicate any delays or issues with pickup, transit or delivery to the company's sales staff and work to minimize the impact of any issues on the operations of the company and its customers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with owner-operators and 3PL's to secure sufficient capacity to reliably and economically accommodate the company's current and future transportation needs and meet the service level goals of the company and its customers.
  • Work with the sales staff of the company to coordinate shipments to optimize performance and cost savings.
  • Manage the other members of the transportation team in their efforts to support the responsibilities of the Transportation Manager.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four Year Degree - Supply Chain/Logistics, Business or Agriculture Studies preferred.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making and negotiation skills.
  • Aptitude for prioritizing and managing fluid and time sensitive tasks in a high energy, high urgency environment.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with Load Boards and Freight Management Software.
  • Previous experience as a freight broker or transportation manager.
  • Previous experience in the produce industry.

Required experience:


  • Transportation Management or Brokerage: 1 year
  • Produce Industry: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's