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Manager, Transportation Operations in Des Plaines, IL at DSC Logistics

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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Job Description

The Manager of Transportation Operations as a part of the Transportation Management Center (TMC) Leadership Team, will be responsible for managing a team of transportation coordinators to effectively and efficiently execute; enabling information flow to ensure continuity, quality, and realization of value for the customer. This position will be located at our TMC headquarters in Des Plaines, IL.

Successful candidates for this role will be knowledgeable of Supply Chain Management systems and the transportation industry, self-directed and motivated to develop operations solutions and drive change based on customer needs across their entire Supply Chain. This position will be the transportation liaison between the TMC, our Carriers, Warehouses and associated Manufacturers, Co-packers and Suppliers.

• Build a strong collaborative relationship with all internal and external parties through effective communication, conflict resolution, and compliance management
• Develop Operations team through effective measurement of performance and productivity, providing feedback and guidance where needed
• Identify and implement processes and strategies to reduce cost and improve service in DSCs Transportation network
• Provide operational expertise and leverage in depth transportation knowledge to support operations
• Drive results through historical data collection and market trend analytics, leading to actionable processes and metrics
• Create, communicate, and implement transportation initiatives that support new business opportunities to grow/expand the TMC business
• Lead and manage projects with both internal and external resources across the network
• Ensure that all customer issues are escalated in an efficient manner, informing the TMC, VP of Trans and VP/GM of Operations team of any problems that may arise
• Implement process changes in the TMC, Manufacturers, Co-packers and Third Party Providers to improve operational performance

• At least 5-7 years of experience to include transportation operations and management roles
• Undergraduate degree in Supply Chain or Business; MBA preferred
• Extensive background in transportation operations across modes; Truckload, LTL, Parcel, Intermodal
• Proven experience with integrated TMS, Optimization software and WMS
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop long term plans
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills, proven ability to identify and resolve problems in a proactive and timely manner, gathering and analyzing information skillfully.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written, and presentation) with ability to present at all levels
• Innovative thinker who enjoys learning and problem solving.
• Strong project management skills with clear orientation to detail
• Knowledgeable in logistics center operations with basic understanding of warehousing, inventory, order fulfillment, customer service, and transportation
• Capable with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, Visio experience a plus
• Ability to meet tight deadlines (time management)

DSC Logistics is an equal opportunity employer. It is DSC’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information.