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Senior Transportation Manager I

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



Position Summary

Provide leadership and direction for all facets of Transportation Operations for the Fulfillment Center (FC). Oversee personnel for the FC's delivery region, and develop, improve, and implement processes to reduce delivery expense and increase customer satisfaction of the delivery experience. Evaluate operational effectiveness and drive improvement against key performance indicators. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide direction and guidance for all Transportation leadership within the Fulfillment Center (FC), and influence a positive and uplifting culture with team
  • Oversee fleet maintenance, garage, van/trailer wash, fuel island and salvage/yard operations for the FC
  • Oversee and execute Transportation budget, service level standards, routing configuration, driver productivity standards, garage/maintenance and fleet utilization metrics
  • Analyze opportunities to improve operational effectiveness as measured against key performance indicators
  • Partner with the centralized call center to maintain and improve customer satisfaction as it relates to the delivery experience
  • Assist with/manage inbound freight schedule to the FC to reduce costs and operational constraints/bottlenecks
  • Establish relationship with network strategy teams and advise/work to optimize geographical offering as it relates to location
  • Manage vendor relationships and identify opportunities to increase revenues
  • Lead efforts to identify transportation/freight synergies within the FC's operating region
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Maintain flexibility to work varying hours, including nights and weekends if dictated by workload/operational opportunities
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with progressive responsibilities in a logistics/transportation environment
  • Highly analytical with the ability to understand and resolve complex operational issues
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills
  • Strong technical skills as it relates to web-based applications/programs with the ability to learn and master different operating systems
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance principles, including, but not limited to audit and budgeting
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and the ability to present complex information to large groups
  • Strong interpersonal skills and development of associates
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Any fulfillment center/customer delivery 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:  MI || Romulus || 15675 Wahrman Rd. || 48174 || Kroger Logistics || None || Logistics/Supply Chain; Management || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Detroit

    Job Segment: Transportation, Engineer, Manager, Call Center Manager, Call Center Supervisor, Engineering, Management, Customer Service

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