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Transportation Supervisor - Full Time

Old World Industries - Northbrook, IL

Posted on 06/29/22 (Ref: PI183745728)

Transportation Supervisor

Scope: Directs the daily operations of the department. Maintain high levels of accuracy in day-to-day operations; lead and develop the transportation team and provide best in class service to our Customers.

Task Complexity: Works on issues where analysis of situation or data requires review of relevant factors.

Oversight: Provides direct supervision to exempt employees and/or skilled non-exempt employees. Frequently interacts with functional peer groups.

Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure on-time and accurate transportation planning for all outbound and inbound freight movements within area of responsibility
  • Develop and sustain carrier relationships
  • Provide daily management and leadership of transportation operations
  • Directly supervise the operations team for area of responsibility, including personnel issues, performance management, and team development.
  • Evaluate and implement continuous improvement on freight service and freight cost
  • Provide transportation SME expertise to cross functional groups
  • Become the key point of contact for SAP-TM responsibilities
  • Coordinate with production planning, sales, customer service and terminals to achieve on-time service results

  • A minimum of 2 years Transportation experience focusing on carrier sourcing or operations
  • Industry experience preferred: Automotive, Retail, Carrier, or 3PL.
  • Experience in LTL, TL, and Intermodal carriers desired
  • Proficient in MS-Office and SAP
  • Hazardous materials certification desired

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve and identify trends
  • High degree of integrity
  • Knowledge of transportation laws, freight tariffs, and distribution methods
  • Self-motivated. Works well under pressure and a sense of urgency
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Bachelor's degree in Transportation, Logistics, or Supply Chain or equivalent qualified experience

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