Transportation Manager Job

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Primary Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Tile: Transportation Manager (Pool Carrier)

Job Number: 2017-48011

Date Posted: 3-22-2017

Job Summary:

The Manager of Transportation will work directly for the Sr. Manager of Transportation is and is responsible to work in collaboration with the organization to strategically and tactically develop, align and implement Logistic/Transportation Services to improve the company’s bottom line results. The position will be responsible for managing the efficient and effective flow of products to and from GNC’s distribution network to effectively support our domestic store locations. This position will also be responsible for carrier management and performance of the carriers that service GNC’s domestic retail locations and perform other transportation services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing a portion the domestic transportation network including 53 3rd party service providers supporting GNC’s pool store delivery network. GNC operates over 4,500 domestic retail locations that are serviced by the pool distribution network.
  • Responsible for managing portions of budget in excess of $15 million dollars
  • Leads and directs analysts for claims filing and resolution
  • Pool service provider transportation bids
  • Partners with peer logistics leaders and coordinates all transportation activity supporting distribution, store delivery, pool line haul, and ecommerce operations.
  • Identifies Logistics process improvement opportunities through strategic thinking, critical thinking and analysis
  • Responsible for transportation utilization and mode analysis
  • Ensure a logistics/transportation strategy is developed and executed that supports the company’s overall strategic business plan and performance objectives, as well as customer expectations
  • Understand and oversee the execution of best in class logistics/transportation services.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership by implementing process improvements to drive down logistics costs while improving service performance
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and new service providers in order to optimize the supply chain network
  • Participate in the development, negotiations and implementation of the strategic sourcing plans for logistics suppliers
  • Manages pool store delivery scorecard
  • Manage core transportation metrics including performance reporting
  • Consistently develop and ensure the adherence to transportation models and execution of industry best practices
  • Develop the future logistics leadership through mentoring, coaching and leading by example
  • Performs data management through a combination of data mining, data modeling, data analysis, cost/benefit analysis, process mapping, and/or problem analysis; while executing day to day processes related to area of responsibility. Develops and maintains cost estimates, forecasts, and cost models
  • Responsible for project management and oversight of initiatives to generate cost savings, cost avoidance and/or service improvements to GNC’s transportation network

Job Specifications:

Leadership Responsibilities

· Responsible for managing a portion of the domestic transportation network. This network includes over fifteen third-party pool distribution carriers that operate over fifty terminals that perform local store deliveries.

· Collaborate with operations teams at four domestic distribution centers that service retail locations.

· 1 direct report (Analytical or Administrator positions)


· 5+ year’s related experience in supply chain, transportation, or logistics

· Minimum 4 year college degree in Logistics, Business Management or related field required

experience and education.

· Strong leadership skills with the ability to work as an integral part of the logistics team

· In-depth knowledge of Distribution and Transportation processes.

· Ideal background includes domestic transportation experience

· Experience with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Czar Lite, and knowledge of BearWare carton visibility system a plus

· Functional knowledge and experience with DOT regulations


· Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logistics or equivalent experience required


· Experience in one or more of the following is a plus - LTL, TL, and Pool Distribution operations

· Ability to demonstrate fluency in logistics analysis (KPI, Metric Reporting)

· Experience and knowledge of budgeting and P&L analysis as it relates to Transportation

· High skill sets with MS Office applications – Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Word.

· Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and meet specific goals and deadlines.

· Experience using warehouse, transportation (BearWare TMS a plus), financial/inventory management systems.

· Clarifies and resolves complex business issues by breaking them down into meaningful components to determine root cause and redesigning internal and external business processes.

· Writes, speaks, and presents clearly and succinctly across a variety of communication settings and adjusts communication style to the audience by translating and articulating technical concepts to non-technical groups.

· Demonstrates originality and imagination in thinking while developing a solution to a problem.

· Utilizes fundamental concepts of finance to manage budgets, forecast costs, and provide information to account for the financial impact of decision-making.

Licenses Registrations

Physical Demands

Work Environment

· Normal office environment

· Travel up to 15%

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job functions, which are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.


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