Transportation Supervisor

Pinnacle Foods - Cherry Hill, NJ (30+ days ago)3.5

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.
The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


The Transportation Supervisor is driving best in class service levels by maintaining carrier service and performance metrics as set by the organization’s goals and objectives. This position is responsible for oversight over a team of transportation planners, providing direction and guidance to the team. The supervisor will serve as a point of escalation and be responsible for the management of relationships with the current carrier base to meet customer service demands. This individual will also look for and analyze new opportunities that will enhance the logistics network.

Supervise team of transportation planners, providing guidance and direction to the team as well as serving as point of escalation.

Responsible for managing and reporting on On-Time Delivery to customers, using root cause analysis to implement corrective action plans.
Accountable for all service KPI’s; Work cross-functionally to address service issues.
Resolve chronic service and capacity issues; ensure PFG carriers are performing to expectations and maintain corrective action plans for those that are not. Proactively identify problems and swiftly work with senior management to implement the appropriate solution.
Identify opportunities for freight reductions. Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes. Determine the most economical modes of transportation.
Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution.
Evaluate shipments, consolidate loads, and select most cost effective method of delivery.
Prepare reports on logistics performances capturing all KPI measures. Provide ongoing analysis in areas such as On-time Delivery, transportation cost, carrier performance and CWT. Enhance the development of our performance metrics.
Practical hands-on project implementation, program management, or strategic performance management experience a plus.
An understanding of Motor Carrier Contracts and the acquisition process.
The ability to take a large volume of data and then analyze trends and produce a result.
Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum weight efficiency and minimum cost are being obtained.
Be the liaison between the transportation department and other internal departments.
Need to work independently and handle multiple projects in the absence of detailed instruction.
Working in conjunction with the operations manager, to contain rate and accessorial charges.
He/she will insure that the plan is in accordance with all the company's strategies, goals, objectives, and procedures while meeting its financial commitments.

Strong leadership skills
Proficiency in the use of MS Office software including Excel, Word.
Transportation Management System experience a plus
Independently motivated
Creative and innovative
Results oriented
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong analytical and statistical skills
Ability to work independently and on a compressed time schedule
Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills required
Must have the ability to interface with carrier representatives

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain/Logistics, or Engineering required

There is a 15% travel requirement for this position
Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.