Job Vacancy Domestic Transportation Manager The Container Store


Job title: Domestic Transportation Manager

Company: The Container Store

Job description: Overview

The Domestic Transportation Manager position manages and coordinates all domestic transportation activities with a focus on the development, implementation and advancement of domestic transportation procedures, strategies, analysis and metrics. This position takes a strategic leadership approach with the Distribution Center leadership team, Merchandising, vendors and stores.

What We Stand For

Established in 1978, The Container Store has grown to be the leading specialty retailer of storage and organization products in the United States and the only national retailer solely devoted to the category. We provide creative, multifunctional, customizable storage and organization solutions that help our customers save time, save space and improve the quality of their lives. We foster a culture built around our Foundation Principles, which define how we approach our relationships with our employees, vendors, customers and communities and influence every aspect of our business.

Responsibilities

  • Leads priorities, goals and metrics for department and individual performance
  • Provides domestic scorecards illustrating key performance indicators related to truckload (OTR), less-than-truckload (LTL), white glove delivery and parcel service levels
  • Interprets, implements and follows-up on government regulations as necessary
  • Directs daily operations for all domestic inbound and outbound freight and carrier rate/cost management, utilizing web-based Transportation Management System (TMS)
  • Assists in the development of improved transportation expertise and practices including negotiation of transportation contracts; familiar with all modes and regulations, providers, etc.
  • Leads domestic transportation requests for pricing and contracts for all modes (LTL, Parcel, TL, Rail, etc.) including contract negotiations, legal reviews, data analysis and reporting
  • Directs the weekly store truck schedule and partners with our stores, Visual Sales Department, Distribution Center Leadership and Merchandising ensuring on-time delivery
  • Identifies carrier opportunities and develops appropriate solutions; resolves carrier problems that could impact the timely delivery of shipments; proactively develops contingency plans and manages crisis situations when need arises
  • Stays up to date on industry trends for issues impacting carrier network and service levels
  • Manages the carrier strategy by developing and implementing transportation initiatives that will improve lead-times, service and overall costs
  • Responsible for motivating, training, recruitment, retention and career development of the Transportation Team
  • Assists in the development of expense plan, controls and measurements to monitor progress, including service-level agreements
  • Understands best practice metrics and the requirements for operational compliance / commitment and is a key leader in meeting the guidelines for effective service levels and risk management
  • Demonstrates support for the merchandising and stores organizations by fostering effective communication
  • Leads in the development of metrics, systems and best practices

The Benefits of Working Here

Our benefits exemplify our commitment to ensuring employees and their families are well taken care of, safe and secure. Some of our benefits include:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Plans
  • Discount: 50% on Elfa, 40% on Merchandise and Gift Cards, 25% on Avera
  • Paid Time Off plus Holidays
  • 401(k) plan with Company Match
  • Employee First Fund: providing grants to employees experiencing unforeseen emergencies

Qualifications

  • College degree required, concentration in Supply Chain or Logistics preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in domestic transportation management
  • Transportation Management System experience a plus
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job specific related software applications
  • Based in Dallas/Ft. Worth area on a hybrid schedule
  • Ability to travel 5% a year, based on the business needs
  • Strong computer skills: proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and Access
  • Ability to pass background checks and investigations due to foreign, federal, state and local regulations; based on position responsibility and sensitivity, periodic check and reinvestigations may be performed
  • Experience managing others including career development, directing and evaluating work
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

The Container Store promotes a smoke-free, drug-free environment.

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Location: Coppell, TX

Job date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 23:17:07 GMT

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