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Transportation Manager- Jacksonville

Company Name: Kroger Logistics
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt


At Kroger, we are looking for talented and engaged individuals with a passion to Feed the Human Spirit. We need individuals who will share in our goal to being friendly and caring, and to make sure that everything we do is Fresh for Everyone in our communities. Our employees are leaders who are committed to personifying Our Promise of Everyone Friendly and Caring, Everything Fresh, to Uplift in Every Way and to Improve Every Day.


Kroger is excited to move to Florida and we are looking for great associates to join our team!  Our Fulfillment Center (FC), located in Groveland, is a proud member of the nation-wide Kroger Family of Companies.  The FC is a new concept for Kroger – where customer orders are picked daily by Fulfillment Center Associates and delivered to customer homes the following day in Kroger refrigerated vans by Delivery Drivers. 


We are currently looking for a Transportation Manager to support our associates and supervisor for our delivery strategy in Jacksonville.  Some of the primary responsibilities of this role includes:

  • Schedules
  • Associate Engagement
  • Supervisor development


Why you’ll love working with us:

Competitive Wages

Tuition Reimbursement after 6 months of employment (up to $3,500 a year and $21,000 over your career)

Consistent schedule

Excellent health benefit package

Pension with 401k Options

Paid time off (vacation, holidays and personal days)

Employee discounts of Kroger-branded food

Employee discounts with cell phone providers, computer companies, travel organizations and more!


Advancement potential in a fast-growing industry. Come for a job. Stay for a career.

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing oversight and leadership for the efficient, cost-effective transport of product from distribution warehouse to retail stores in a multi-state region. Serves as the site’s contact/liaison with outside carriers on transportation and delivery concerns. Role model and demonstate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee the delivery of product from distribution centers to stores in the most cost-effective manner and achieve precise delivery time goals
  • Coordinate in and outbound freight
  • Manage transportation budgets, expenses and invoices to ensure proper claim processing and resolution
  • Communicate with external carriers to resolve issues
  • Respond to emergency and changing situations to guarantee deliveries to customers
  • Analyze report data to measure transportation performance
  • Communicate with divisions and stores to address and resolve transportation issues
  • Assist with scheduling, receipt and delivery of the seasonal promotions business
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 4 + years’ experience in transportation and logistics
  • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to meet goals and deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs

Desired Previous Job Experience

  • Supervisory/managerial experience within a distribution/logistics environment
  • Expertise in shipping, receiving and inventory management and transportation
  • Experience within a food distribution environment
  • Knowledge/understanding of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and requirements


Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: South


Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  FL || Jacksonville || 1 Imeson Park Blvd, Building 100 || 32218 || Kroger Logistics || None || Management || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

Job Segment: Transportation, Engineer, Manager, Engineering, Management

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