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Supply Chain Transportation Manager

Date: Apr 15, 2021

Location: Hiram, OH, US, 44234-1806

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The Supply Chain Transportation Manager is responsible for leading the transportation department to deliver GLC Freight on time as efficiently as possible while assisting in supply chain operations functions of the business.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage all issues related to transportation services including: meeting the customer’s performance expectations, cost optimization and problem solving. 
  • Working manager for assigned area including: load planning, resolving operational issues and driving operational efficiencies by using the transportation management system, as well as practical knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Work with Logistics Manager to oversee the set-up and functionality of the transportation management system as well as address carrier performance including on-time delivery, tender acceptance rate, and telematics compliance.
  • Act as a primary transportation resource to maintain clear communication to cross-functional departments.
  • Provide team leadership through training, coaching and development.
  • Justify and maintain staffing needs for the department.
  • Manage the GLC Transportation Company Fleet including: driver utilization and overall leadership of driver team.
  • Maintain accurate records for GLC Transportation Company and the drivers.
  • Ability to offer support and assistance in Supply Chain daily execution and project work including evaluation of inventory levels and flow in and out of the facilities, intercompany network balancing, zero waste efforts and optimizing customer service levels.
  • Assist in the evaluation and implementation of plant warehousing strategies for production materials, raw materials, and finished goods.
  • Facilitate cross-functional engagement to expedite resolution of critical supply chain constraints and support key organization strategies.
  • Administer an open door policy with transportation employees to address issues, problems and concerns.  Uses employee feedback to assist in the decision-making process.
  • Ensure a safe work environment.
  • Compliance with all safety standards and regulations per company policy.
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years supply chain, logistics, or customer service experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience managing people or projects.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be legally authorized to work for a company in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of third party carrier relationship experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of transportation management system experience. 
  • In depth understanding of logistics principles and general plant operations. 
  • Oracle Transportation Management Experience
  • SAP experience.
  • Ability to solve problems and make sound, independent decisions based on functional expertise and experience.
  • Ability to administer a proactive management approach.
  • Ability to provide leadership, support, communication and direction. 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve beyond routine issues.  

Working Conditions

• Occasional exposure to industrial operations including: temperature extremes from approximately 35ºF to 100ºF; noise levels in excess of 85 dB; moisture and moving machinery.
• Work is performed in an office setting.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer