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Transportation Supervisor

Hamilton, Ontario · Transportation/Logistics


POSITION:                Transportation Supervisor
REPORTS TO:          Transportation Manager
LOCATION:               Hamilton
The ideal candidate will plan and coordinate daily execution of regional (Ontario & West) transportation activities.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Use Oracle Transportation Module and Excel tools to oversee and support planning daily transportation. Ensure route and truck optimization while targeting service at lowest landed cost.
  • Book transportation requirements with third party carriers ensuring all information is relayed accurately.
  • Communicate with Production, Distribution and Sales teams to ensure on-time product pickup and delivery.
  • Provide carriers with transportation details, including: Pickup and delivery dates; Type, volume and weight of shipment requirements.
  • Ensure shipments are updated in Oracle with correct information and changes are made as required.
  • Monitor transportation services issues and escalate as required.
  • Maintain accurate computer records of all transportation activities, including dispatch files, record of customer requests and services rendered.
  • Coordinate shunting requirements through plants and distribution centers.
  • Manage reverse logistics and tray replenishment to production facilities and co-manufacturers
  • Assist in the monitoring and tracking of fleet assets (trays and trailers).
  • Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, and meeting with individual staff members.
  • Daily transportation schedule setup and execution:
    • Changes to transportation schedule and adjusting in Oracle
    • Negotiate transportation spot buys for unscheduled shipments’
  • Work with regional leaders and review execution spend and summary over weekly or monthly interval.
  • Coordinate with freight pay team on invoicing related activities.
  • Able to oversee a team of 3 – 5 associates
  • The preferred candidate will possess a post-secondary education and a minimum of 2-3 years supervisory experience or relevant experience in supply chain, shipping, etc.
  • Previous experience in a unionized food, dairy, beverage or packaged goods industry is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle and inventory management systems is an asset.
  • Ability to successfully use MS office for daily operations.
  • The incumbent must be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be knowledgeable and be able to follow and manage GMPs, Food Safety and Health and Safety requirements at all times
  • Proficient in MS Office, Excel, Word
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