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Transportation Manager - Logistics Monroe OH, Fulfillment Center

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



Position Summary:

Provide transportation and freight management leadership, guidance, and support to all company manufacturing operations. Focus on reducing overall manufacturing transportation expense and improving delivery service. Incorporate manufacturing plant freight management responsibility into the Regional Freight Management Centers.

Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop carrier procurement strategies and enforce Kroger transportation policies and procedures for manufacturing freight across the enterprise.
  • Lead process to identify transportation and freight synergies in "our network" between manufacturing plants, division retail distribution centers (DC's), Peyton DC's, consolidation and cross-dock centers, and produce networks and develop plans to implement.
  • Leverage total freight volume companywide to lower transportation expense and improve service.
  • Oversee carrier selection and carrier relationship management.
  • Negotiate freight rates, direct assessorial policies, and provide Over Short and Damage (OS & D) resolution on disputed claims management.
  • Promote the movement of merchandise on the company's available dedicated fleet resources when lower costs and/or improvised service will result.
  • Partner with Regional Accounting Services Center (RASC) and Corporate Manufacturing Accounting, to understand processes and procedures. Gain working knowledge of the on-going Match-Pay project. Identify and streamline any process for flow of invoices thru RASC and CASS.
  • Evaluate additional transportation modes
  • Manage Manufacturing DSD program: carriers, freight bids, negotiations, and policies
  • Responsible for Manufacturing's DSD Fuel Surcharge program.
  • Scope, evaluate design improvements, and bid Manufacturing Plants local trailer spotting and shuttle needs
  • Partner with the Kroger Regional Freight Management Centers and affiliated companies and groups
  • Provide freight rates to Merchandisers and Buyers at General Office, Manufacturing, and affiliated companies
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience with progressive responsibilities in a logistics/transportation environment.
  • Extensive experience in transportation Direct Store Delivery (DSD), freight hauling, and manufacturing plant operations.
  • Experience with logistics analysis with a minimum of 2 years supply chain experience in retail delivery transportation route planning and developing efficient store delivery schedules.
  • Ability to work flexible hours - nights and weekends.
  • Highly analytical with the ability to understand and resolve complex operational issues
  • Proficient in (TMS) Transportation Management System and Routing Systems, Procurement applications, and Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent Accounting skills
  • Excellent communication, leadership and project management skills. Ability to lead and motivate individuals from a wide variety of functional backgrounds
  • Team oriented leadership experience
  • Ability to travel independently 40%

Desired Previous Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in manufacturing plant operations and freight management
  • Project management experience


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

Regions: Midwest


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:  OH || Monroe || 6266 Hamilton Lebanon Rd || 45044 || Kroger Logistics || None || Logistics/Supply Chain; Management || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

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