Transportation Manager

Kenner, LA

Posted: 06/04/2020 Industry: None Job Number: 48135

Job Description

FTS is seeking a Transportation Manager with experience in domestic and international ground, air, and ocean shipping of industrial machinery and parts housed in a central location (no multiple distributions centers).

Duties/Responsibilities:
  1. Arranging air/ocean/road import shipments to include customs clearance, commercial invoicing and packing list requirements.
  2. Communicating with freight forwarders to obtain rate quotes and track/ trace air/ocean/road freight shipments
  3. Ensures the efficient running of the organization s logistical operations.
  4. Ensuring product/equipment/tool/people delivery dates are met
  5. Coordinates transportation services including via truck, train, air, and sea, to provide efficient and timely transportation of goods and freight among facilities and to customers.
  6. Builds and maintains relationships with outside carriers and freight companies.
  7. Completes fulfillment shipments using cost-effective service providers such as less-than-truckload carriers and air-forwarders.
  8. Reviews financial reports, identifying and recommending ways to reduce transportation costs
  9. Participate in compliance, carrier performance, and cost comparison reviews.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:
  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the proven ability to manage and coordinate a variety of shipments and shipping methods.
  4. Excellent time management skills with the proven ability to meet deadlines.
  5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  6. Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  7. Proficient with or able to quickly learn software systems used for tracking and billing freight operations.
  8. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:
  1. Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration, Logistics, preferred
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Transportation / Logistics Management role overseeing domestic and international shipping by way of ground, air, and ocean.

Physical Requirements:
  1. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  2. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.
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