Transportation Manager
North Andover , Massachusetts
November 20, 2017
Job Description Branch ID:0593

Pay Rate/Salary: $90000-115000 / Year
The Transportation Manager will manage domestic as well as import and export transportation activities from several Manufacturing Sites and Distribution Centers to customers, while optimizing transportation cost and service levels. The manager will also collect and analyze data related to daily shipment activity, identify opportunities for process improvement, and follow through on operational or system improvement initiatives. Collaboration with leaders and business partners in Distribution, Customer Service, Sales, Operations and Finance are a key element of success in this position.


Develop and implement Transportation strategy

Manage Transportation budget and monthly costs analysis. Oversee all aspects of the freight invoice review and approval process. Develop and implement cost savings initiatives

Build strong carrier relationships, develop communications and coordination

Build carrier service performance KPIs metrics, provide carrier performance feedback and ensures KPIs are met or exceeded

Stay in tune with freight practices and procedures and provide recommendations to improve based on changing market or network conditions

Initiate annual and spot market requests for capacity and pricing from carriers. Negotiate freight rates and make decisions on which carriers to select

Ensure compliance with all external regulatory requirements and with Watts policies and practices

Develop strong relationships with internal customers

Maintain working knowledge of current ERP configuration and use

Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) and process lead in the area of Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

Provide ad hoc reporting and analysis for senior management as needed

Follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team members safety


Manage freight coordinators


Job Requirements Bachelors degree in supply chain, logistics, industrial engineering, operations, or similar field. Masters preferred

Must have international and domestic experience with air, ocean, and ground freight shipment

Experience with 15M or higher

Project Management, APICS or other related certification is preferred

10 years transportation experience

Experience with implementing and using Transportation Management Systems

Experience with managing private fleets

Performance Management

Skillful negotiator

Data-driven and process-driven approach to transportation

Critical thinker and problem solver

Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills

Excellent communication, project management, and relationship building skills

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