• Sr. Transportation Specialist

    Job Locations US-FL-West Palm Beach
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 6:00 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1816
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Category Management
  • Overview

    Topco Associates is currently seeking a Sr. Transportation Specialist for the Produce team in West Palm Beach, FL.

     

    The Sr. Transportation Specialist is responsible for helping to ensure Topco consistently and competitively delivers the right quantity of the right product to the right member at the right time. The Sr. Transportation Specialist is also responsible for helping to support the continued growth and success of Topco Produce by helping to insure that all Topco-routed produce shipments are loaded, shipped, and delivered to the members’ distribution facilities, while maximizing loading and shipping accuracy and efficiency, and with key emphasis on time deliveries and landed cost of goods savings. Also responsible for assisting with the conversion from vendor managed freight to Topco managed freight whenever/wherever feasible.

    Responsibilities

    Operational Performance:

    • Utilizes systems (Food Link, TMS, Lean Logistics) systems to automate order consolidation and shipment tendering while managing to standard operating procedures and meeting rigorous business requirements
    • Assists with the development, implementation, and coordination across multiple Topco offices multi-stop Member shipments along with processes to track and report resulting savings and on time deliveries.
    • Understands existing procurement/member/carrier requirements
    • Assists with the communication of metrics and service levels internally and also to our members and carrier base
    • Executes the daily process of tracking, arrival checking, and status reporting to members for all Topco and all critical Vendor routed orders
    • Participates in 3 week rotation providing after-hours and weekend on call support

    Carrier Management:

    • Assists with the continued development of regional asset and broker-based partners for all Topco managed freight, including LTL service requirements.
    • Issues monthly performance based scorecards to include on-time pick-up/delivery, claims, capacity, etc…
    • Helps manage carrier performance issues and problem resolution

    Financial Accountability:

    • Helps insure timely resolution of transportation carrier claims
    • Stakeholder in Produce Department’s key financial goals including Sales Margin, and NPE.
    • All other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Education:

    BA or BS in Business preferred

     

    Technical skills:

    • PC - Microsoft Outlook, Excel skills required.
    • Oder processing – Food Link, Lean Logistics, I-Trade skills preferred

    Previous Experience:

    Minimum of 2-3 years in FOB Shipping Point Produce Logistics or Procurement experience required

     

    Other qualifications:

    • Detail Oriented
    • Multi-Tasker
    • Sense of Urgency
    • Customer Service Skills
    • Team Player
    • “Can Do” Attitude
    • Effective Written and Verbal Communications
    • Less than 5% travel

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