Senior Transportation Manager - near Hamilton, IL

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Growing Warehouse/Distribution client is seeking a visionary Senior Transportation Manager who will be responsible for the rates, contract pricing, negotiations for carriers for and managing domestic shipping. Reporting to the Director of Operations.

Key Activities:

  • Manage and tracking of import containers domestically with greatest cost efficiency
  • Negotiate and request contract proposals from inbound and outbound short/long carriers
  • Cross functional working with Sales, Customer Service and Warehouse on inbound container deliveries and prioritization
  • Daily communication and coordination with freight forwarders
  • Assist with obtaining quotes and yearly issuance of request
  • Filing and tracking freight claims
  • Work with inbound and outbound LTL and TL shipments as necessary
  • Assist with special project shipments as necessary          
Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Supply Chain, Logistics or relevant
  • Prior experience in transportation/logistics; rate negotiation and carriers
  • Analytical skills and organization project management
  • Focus on process improvement and carrier retention

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