Transportation Manager

Transportation Manager

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Winnipeg, MB

Engineering & Technical




Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Job Type: Permanent

Date: 7/12/2022

Job ID: 9L889120712

Category: Supply Chain

If you are a talented and experienced Transportation Manager, David Aplin Group has the right opportunity for you! Our Winnipeg-based client has partnered with Leanne Bonnar, Partner, to lead their next search. The Transportation Leader is responsible for all aspects of the trucking operations, drivers and equipment and dispatch to customers. Adherence to applicable provincial and federal regulatory standards is strictly enforced. Actively contributes to a positive and productive working environment. 

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the department and guide employees through daily priorities 
  • Maintains high department standards and ensures superior execution of Company programs and initiatives 
  • Providing routing simulation and scenarios for delivery schedule optimization; prepare department schedules, adjusting schedules and support shift replacements to meet peak operational demands
  • Benchmark distribution centre weekly transportation costs, maximize cube utilization and cases shipped per trailer/truck, analyze and update routing to minimize transportation costs
  • Work with business partners to ensure and identify backhaul opportunities and compliance
  • Update records and ensure compliance with government regulations i.e. driver abstracts, vehicle licensing and insurance
  • Responsible for updating all deliveries in warehouse management system
  • Responsible for analyzing all transportation rates/contracts
  • Responsible for all issues relating to customer service deliveries
  • Establish driver and equipment requirements for all deliveries
  • Prepare annual operating and capital budgets; verify charges and track and monitor throughout year  
  • Ensure key performance indicators and budgeted costs are met
  • Manage Third Party carriers and Owner Operators to ensure company standard requirements and policies are being adhered to
  • Coaches, counsels, and supports team members with respect to performance management and policy & procedure compliance 
  • Assist in recruitment including selection, orientation, training and development and performance management  
  • Develop processes, procedures, and controls to provide the best service
  • Maintain health and safety and food safety standards as per company requirements
  • All other duties assigned
Work Environment
  •  Office environment in distribution center
  •  Physical work including frequent bending, lifting, and reaching
  •  Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  •  Possible exposure to various temperatures
  •  Alertness to other people and vehicles
  • Post secondary Diploma or Equivalent with holding a valid Class 1 Drivers License being an asset 
  • A minimum of five years of experience in Transportation
  • Previous supervisory or leadership experience particularly in a distribution centre or warehouse environment
  • Education in Logistics or Supply Chain Management
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Results oriented leader, with solid judgment and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated successful ability working with cross-functional teams
  • Financial acumen
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of CAMS, JDA, XATA, TMT, TMS, EXE, Samsara  
Job ID: 9L889120712

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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