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Transportation Manager

Vaughn, On · Transportation/Logistics
Transportation Manager
Greater Toronto Area
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Distribution & Logistics  

Our Toronto based client is one of the largest distributors of building products in North America. They are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, self-starter who takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service. The Transportation Manager is responsible for managing and leading the Transportation team to implement KPIs and achieve departmental targets, improve overall customer service and find solutions for continual improvement. Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, this role is accountable for all inbound international and outbound North American freight.

The Position: 
  • Proactively plan and manage import and export transportation to ensure appropriate supply levels for meeting customer demand 
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers 
  • Keep track of quality, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency 
  • Arrange plan routes and process shipments, and manage all compliance requirements 
  • Resolve any arising problems or complaints 
  • Supervise, coach and train various members of the team and be a point of contact resource for other departments 
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets 
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements 
  • Ensure all transportation practices comply with applicable laws, regulations and customer and Anatolia requirements 
  • Responsible for the accurate and safe shipping and receiving of finished goods and any required follow-up for vendor compliance 
  • Oversee the coordination and monitor the transportation of goods, including oversight of all shipping documentation, dispatching and tracking goods in transit 
  • Develops proper procedures for the safe transportation and storage of goods to ensure quality and integrity of products 
  • Negotiating the services and rates with freight carriers, as well as setting freight rates and monitoring the revenue 
The Ideal Candidate: 
  • Post Secondary education with a preference for Logistics or Supply Chain 
  • 5+ years demonstrated progressive experience in a logistics or transportation management role 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Ocean Carrier, Logistics, Transportation Management, International shipping is required 
  • Demonstrated success and expertise in negotiating freight rates to the advantage of the company 
  • Ability to research and implement cost effective Transportation solutions 
  • Proven leadership capability and demonstrated ability to mentor a team 
  • Experienced with LTL, 3PL and TL 
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate concisely across teams and global regions 
  • Proficient in ERP software, ideally SAP 
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills 
  • Highly efficient time management and execution practices    

Apply Below

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