J&C Tropicals is looking for a Transportation Manager. This individual will be responsible for developing and managing our domestic logistcs program, negotiates freight rates, build strong relationship with national, local and regional carriers, create and maintain daily schedule of pick-ups and/or deliveries to customers and vendors in the most efficient manner, manage transportation claims, returns, re-deliveries, daily data entry of charges into our system and audit Freight invoices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1). Logistics Program
a. Identifies and secures relashionships with transportation companies to serve the transportation needs of the company.
b. Negotiates best rates for LTL and FTL
c. Ensures 98% and above on time delivery and customer satisfaction
d. Secures 3rd party storage facilities on strategic points to handle returns and Re-Deliveries
2). Scheduling & Dispatch
a. Secures daily transportation requirements as per vendors and customers requirements ensuring 100% of the cargo leaves and arrives on time
b. Coordinates pickup and delivery schedules with Sales, Procurement and Operations departments, maximizing efficiency and minimizing overtime.
c. Keeps track of all outbound shipments and make sure deliveries are made on time. Monitor and communicate exceptions.
d. Proactive monitoring of all cargo. Reacts to changes and executes accordingly ensuring on time delivery and customer satisfaction.
e. Maintains updated carrier database, provides solutions to Sales and Procurement short and long term strategies.
3). Charges and Invoices
a. Inputs negotiated rate charges on orders (outbound) or PO (inbound)
b. Audits each carrier invoice before processing for payment, make sure they match
c. Handle any carrier claim or re-delivery charges
a. Prepare monthly reports and department budget
b. Report Pallet log. Coordinate pickup
c. Maintain Rate Sheet updated weekly
d. Maintain the Tracking Spreadsheet daily
a. Act as liaison between company and third party freight companies, customers and vendors.
a. Maintain communication between transportation and all other departments related to delays, problems, carriers mishaps or any other issues with local pick ups
7). Trucks & Rates
a. Locate trucks to cover outgoing orders
b. Negotiate & acquire rates for outgoing orders on a weekly/monthly basis
This position has supervisory duties.
EDUCATION, LICENSES and/or Experiences
- College Degree preferred.
- 3 Year plus in the perishable’s transportation field, dispatcher position experience and/or training.
- Experience in produce transportation strongly preferred
Any equivalent combination or experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
SKILLS and PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- Computer skills, i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. - Ability to utilize or learn software or technical applications and systems at an intermediate level. ERP/WMS proficient.
- Fluent in both English and Spanish.
- Highly organized and strong attention to detail.
- Excellent written and oral communiction skills.
- Energetic and excited about our core values, mission and vision
- Ablity to problem solve, organized and multi-task
- Ability to work independently within a fats-paced enviroment
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the job incumbent. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and behaviors required to perform the job.
Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.