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Transportation Specialist

Fishers, Indiana

Department: Operations, Reports to Supply Chain Director
Exemption Status: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

The transportation specialist will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating a cost-effective and efficient passage or goods, products, and materials.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for inbound transportation (85%) and direct shipments (15%).
  • Works with purchasing department to move finished product to distribution points in most economic and efficient manner
  • Analyzes data to identify trends and determine solutions for improved service or cost
  • Understands market trends to assist in negotiation of spot quote process
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with carriers and brokers that add value to our transportation network
  • Applies decision-making and problem-solving skills to resolve unplanned events with carrier, such as on time delivery delays and accessorial charges
  • Increases efficiencies through creativity and experimentation

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Basic financial management knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Time-management
  • Work under pressure
  • Multi-task
  • Advanced computer skills with ability to use multiple programs simultaneously

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Transportation, Business, Communication or 4 years of equivalent industry experience
  • Transportation, supply chain or logistics experience required

Next Steps

• Submit your resume using the form on this page
• Successful candidates will be interviewed via telephone, then in person