I am working with a retail company whose products are recognised around the world. This exciting position plays a vital role in overseeing and managing the end-to-end freight transportation process. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and executing strategies to ensure efficient and cost-effective movement of goods from suppliers to distribution centres and retail locations. Your leadership and expertise will drive operational excellence and contribute to the company's growth and success.
- Develop and implement strategic plans for freight transportation that align with the company's overall goals and objectives.
- Lead a team of transportation professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance management to ensure a high-performing and motivated team.
- Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including procurement, supply chain, distribution, and retail, to ensure seamless coordination of transportation activities.
- Optimise freight transportation routes, modes, and carriers to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and meet service level agreements.
- Monitor transportation performance metrics and KPIs, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions as needed.
- Maintain strong relationships with carriers, negotiate contracts, and manage carrier performance to ensure reliable and cost-effective transportation services.
- Stay current with industry trends, regulations, and technological advancements in transportation and logistics to drive continuous improvement.
- Develop and manage transportation budgets, forecasting expenses, and identifying opportunities for cost savings.
- Implement and enhance transportation management systems and other technology solutions to streamline processes and enhance visibility.
- Lead and participate in cross-functional projects aimed at improving overall supply chain and logistics operations.
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum of 6 years of experience in freight transportation and logistics, with at least 3 years in a leadership or managerial role.
- Experience in managing e-commerce channels and strategies
- Proven track record of successfully managing complex transportation operations, optimising routes, and driving cost savings.
- Strong knowledge of transportation regulations, compliance, and industry best practices.
- Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across various teams and levels of the organisation.
- Proficiency in transportation management systems and other relevant logistics software.
- Analytical mindset with the ability to leverage data and metrics to make informed decisions and drive process improvements.
- Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Strong negotiation and contract management skills.