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Transportation Manager - Wonderful Citrus

Company: The Wonderful Company
Location: Delano
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:


Wonderful Citrus is one of Americas largest growers and shippers of fresh citrus in the Unites States. Our Transportation department is small but growing: We are focusing on being a value-add department within our organization. This role will be responsible for leading a team in the day-to-day transportation activities for the organization.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Implement and Execute the overall strategic planning and goal-setting of the transportation and logistics activities for Wonderful Citrus.
  • Facilitate the best in class Wonderful Citrus Customer Experience through exceptional partnerships within a multi modal network of transportation services.
  • Manage the day to day innovative methods to recruit and partner with the best in class multi modal Wonderful Citrus Transportation Delivery Networks.
  • Manage the Wonderful Citrus Transportation providers to meet increasing demand of undeveloped geographical lanes and customers.
  • Monitor, manage and report out Wonderful Citrus Delivery Performance metrics and KPI's through technology, clear processes and understood expectations.
  • Facilitate streamlining process in the Transportation Department
  • Manage the day to day spend budget, implementation of transportation cost reduction strategies, and achieving established profit margin targets.
  • Managing and overseeing entire global 24-hour operational footprint with over 30 plus transportation providers moving shipments around the world
  • Partner with Asset Based Carriers, Brokers, 3PLs, Custom Brokers, Drayage Carriers, Stream Ship Lines, etc.
  • Have a working knowledge of how goods are moved thru different entities around the world to service our customers on a global footprint.
  • Manage the RFP process for domestic carriers and international carriers.
  • Manage Financial Reporting. Ensuring cost and revenue are hitting the correct GL accounts
  • Report P/L to management on a weekly/monthly/quarterly base
  • Manage the process for carrier score carding and set targets for KPIs
  • Execute the strategic plan given to achieve transportation targets (financials and service)
  • Understand transportation industry specific landscapes and trends and effectively communicate industry shifts.
  • Participate in Cross-Departmental/Company collaboration, taking advantages of like synergies and best practices.
  • Assist and develop transportation subordinates, supervisors, coordinators and clerks in leadership and employee development.
  • Facilitate a plan of execution resulting in transportation growth set by leadership.
  • Manage revenue objectives for transportations and KPI metrics set for Transportation.
  • Develop and manage a cohesive transportation group that maintains a high level of morale and execution.
  • Closely work with our operations teams to ensure we support the organization
  • Interact with sales to assist in freight pricing and routing strategy
  • Oversee the daily dispatching of both domestic and international freight

    Here's what you'll bring to the table:

    • BA/BS in logistics transportation and or distribution, supply chain or equivalent course of study preferred
    • Training/certification in Six Sigma, Lean Logistics preferred
    • 5 or more years transportation experience preferably in refrigerated freight
    • Freight pricing experience as a shipper, broker, or receiver
    • Attention to details
    • Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines
    • Ability to collect, observe, monitor and record data
    • Manage and maintain functional transportation groups
    • Effect communication/articulation across phone, email, or in person
    • Ability to balance multiple tasks and deliver in a timely fashion
    • Ability to navigate and collaborate cross -- functionally with groups or individuals to accomplish specific goals
    • Complete understanding of the relative changes in the markets regionally and intonationally.
    • Flexibility to work long hours/after hours, nights, and or weekends
    • Must have 5-8 years of experience working in perishable transportation
    • Have a working knowledge of different transportation modes to move fresh produce around the world
    • Ability to travel to support our Texas locations occasionally
    • Strong knowledge of computer systems and TMS platforms. Experience within the Oracle platforms is preferred

      Here's what we'll bring to the table:

      • Wonderful Giving -- a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
      • Employee college tuition reimbursement
      • Employee referral program* - $1,500 per exempt referral; $500 per non-exempt referral. *Taxes Applicable
      • Full benefits package -- Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

        Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.

        Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

        The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

        Wonderful Citrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

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