Transportation Manager

Kenner, LA

Posted: 07/22/2020 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 manufacturing location (no multiple distributions centers).

  • Arranging air/ocean/road import shipments to include customs clearance, commercial invoicing and packing list requirements.
  • Communicating with freight forwarders to obtain rate quotes and track/ trace air/ocean/road freight shipments
  • Ensures the efficient running of the organization s logistical operations.
  • Ensuring product/equipment/tool/people delivery dates are met.
  • 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.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with outside carriers and freight companies.
  • Completes fulfillment shipments using cost-effective service providers such as less-than-truckload carriers and air-forwarders.
  • Reviews financial reports, identifying and recommending ways to reduce transportation costs
  • Participate in compliance, carrier performance, and cost comparison reviews.
  • Investigate transportation accidents in conjunction with proper authorities.
  • Conduct employee training sessions on subjects such as hazardous material handling, employee orientation, quality improvement, or computer use.
  • Plan, organize, or manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration, Logistics, preferred
  • 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:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.
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