Are you an experienced transportation leader looking to advance your career with a growing global company? IDEXX has an opportunity for a driven individual to join our team as the Operations Transportation Manager at our world headquarters in Westbrook, Maine.The Transportation Manager is responsible for overseeing daily transportation operations and the transportation team for the US. The scope includes inbound, outbound, intercompany transfers as well as the carriers’ delivery performance to IDEXX customers, distributors, distribution centers and other IDEXX entities. This position works collaboratively to create and implement regional transportation strategies to support all IDEXX division product offerings and line of businesses (LOBs). This person will provide analysis on transportation trends and modes with our various transportation partners and recommend solutions to improve service and cost. Some Key Responsibilities:
Partner with Procurement on transportation contracts and carrier rates.
Partner with Finance Business Partner to develop and manage the US annual budget, and answer/be accountable for any transportation questions related to the period end reconciliation process.
Lead the development of domestic transportation strategies to minimize cost while exceeding customer service goals.
Provide leadership for team growth and development.
Monitor current transportation market conditions, technology, and market challenges. To include researching and evaluating freight cost, fuel cost, service, mode utilization, and customer requirements to optimize the logistics function and drive value.
Manage Transportation KPI’s and all related scorecards/reports.
Develop carrier partnerships through meetings and regular business reviews.
Manage the third-party freight payment process and the IDEXX shipping solution to develop reports to identify cost-saving initiatives and process improvements.
Develop, communicate, implement and ensure compliance with applicable SOP’s and policies.
What do you need to succeed?5+ years transportation with 3+ years managerial experience. Bachelor’s Degree in transportation, logistics, business, supply chain, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong knowledge of the transportation industry and related legal compliance. Proven experience with small parcel, refrigerated truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL) and freight forwarders. Training and experience with LEAN is a plus. Project management skills combined with strategic and critical thinking. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong customer focus, ability to work collaboratively, organized, prioritization. Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite. Strong knowledge of SAP and TMS platforms. Who is IDEXX?7,000 people, one global focus - enhancing the health and well-being of pets, people, and livestock. We are passionate about what we do at IDEXX – and why wouldn’t we be? When you’re working to raise the standard of care for pets, make drinking water safe for billions and keep our livestock population around the globe healthy and free of disease, it’s no wonder that what we do each day is more than just a job. There’s an energy across IDEXX that is contagious – where caring and committed people come together to make things better.
IDEXX is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled Veteran employer