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Transportation Manager


Seattle, WA

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Transportation Manager is responsible for coordinating and supervising all functions relating to movement of outbound freight, maintaining prescribed service levels while keeping costs at a minimum, and training and supervising those in the Transportation Department to ensure meeting departmental and corporate objectives.

Essential Functions:

•  Ensures a safe work environment for the team.
•  Provides strategic and tactical leadership, direction and overall management of the transportation function.
•  Ensures the successful implementation of new strategies and initiatives to effectively meet or exceed requirements and customer expectations.
•  Responsible for exceeding departmental operations metrics.
•  Directs the daily operation of the multi-state transportation network to ensure efficient and effective practices are utilized, productivity is optimized, and positive employee relations are maintained.
•  Works in close cooperation with peers and across multiple functions such as Distribution, Logistics, and Sales, to maximize efficiencies within the organization.
•  Develops staff and supervisory personnel in accordance with the organization's policies and all DOT compliance laws.
•  Develop and apply an intimate knowledge of the Human Resources Handbook and Policies.
•  Develop and maintain a productive staff by creating programs for hiring, training, and professional development.
•  Apply sound communication and motivational techniques for supervising, coaching, and disciplining personnel.
•  Regularly review team and individual performance expectations, performance planning, and feedback, with regularly scheduled training and development discussions.
•  Ability to trains staff on and follows all safety policies and procedures; actively makes improvements to processes, ensuring the highest level of safety; records/reports all accidents in accordance with company policy.

Other Functions:

•  Ability to train staff on all safety procedures and make appropriate improvements to processes ensuring the highest level of safety.
•  Follows all safety policies and procedures; communicates hazards and/or suggests improvements to manager.
•  Performs other duties as assigned. Equipment/Machinery Used: Telephone, fax machine, copier, computer, calculator, scanner

Working Conditions: Warehouse environment, overtime as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

•  BS/BA degree or equivalent of education and experience.
•  Minimum five (5) years in transportation management.
•  Strong computer skills
•  Ability to plan and organize
•  Meets agreed upon goals and objectives in a timely manner.
•  Strong communication skills
•  Valid Driver's License.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, August 13th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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