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Logistics Manager in Louisville, Kentucky at Rev-A-Shelf

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

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Job Description

To manage diverse fast paced transportation operations with a focus on minimizing costs while maintaining high levels of effectiveness and internal and external customer satisfaction. In addition to having primary responsibility for customer deliveries, this person will contribute to both the efficiency and effectiveness of inbound receipts, including imports.

  • Manage the 3PL services/programs in place for both inbound and outbound services provided.

  • Develop relationships with outside carriers who can provide the most cost effective and efficient service to our customer base.

  • Ensure customers are serviced appropriately including on time and quality delivery.

  • Utilize transportation metrics to develop improved efficiency for cost savings without sacrificing customer satisfaction.

  • Optimize the utilization of facilities, equipment and human resources to develop sources of revenue including backhaul opportunities.

  • Audit and approve all freight charges and file claims on any and all discrepancies. Assign appropriate cost center for internal reporting.

  • Work closely with purchasing department to properly prioritize scheduling of special inbound shipments and develop backhaul opportunities.

  • Evaluate and respond to special transportation requests.

  • Ensure compliance associated with US import and export operations.

  • Oversee all importing and exporting aspects of purchased parts and finished goods, including freight negotiations

  • Coordinate with manufacturers, the warehouse and purchasing department on the return of damaged or overstocked merchandise.

  • Partner with customer service department and sales management teams with emphasis on developing cost saving opportunities while maintaining high level of customer satisfaction.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, logistics, transportation, or related field or equivalent experience.

  • At least five years of experience in transportation industry, including experience in different modes of transporting goods.

  • Experience with import/export logistics.

  • Demonstrated ability to reduce transportation costs.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong PC skills including Excel and Word.

  • Ability to communicate clearly in a cross functional environment.


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