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Transportation Manager (Remote)

Antelope

Antelope

Remote
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Transportation Manager to join our Operations Team!. As the Transportation Manager, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and optimizing the transportation operations to ensure efficient and cost-effective delivery of our products to our valued customers.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the entire transportation process to ensure efficient and cost-effective delivery of our product.

  • Prepare and manage the transportation budget, monitor expenses and identify opportunities for cost reduction.

  • Lead and develop a team of transportation professionals, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback to enhance their skills and productivity.

  • Manage and optimize transportation routes, schedules, and resources to ensure timely and efficient delivery of products to customers.

  • Develop and implement transportation strategies and policies to meet business objectives while ensuring compliance with regulatory and safety requirements.

  • Negotiate and manage contracts with transportation service providers, carriers, and freight forwarders to ensure competitive rates and service quality.

  • Develop and implement risk management strategies for the transportation department, including insurance coverage for goods in transit, and contingency plans for natural disasters or other unforeseen disruptions.

  • Collaborate with internal teams, including logistics, warehouse, and procurement, to coordinate and streamline transportation activities and notify of any delivery problems.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement initiatives for supply chain optimization and continuous improvement.

  • Monitor and analyze transportation performance metrics, such as on-time delivery, cost per mile, and carrier performance, and implement corrective actions to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Resolve transportation-related issues, including delivery delays, damages, returns, and customer complaints, in a timely and effective manner.

  • Integrate sustainability measures into transportation activities, such as exploring fuel-efficient or electric options and working towards reducing the carbon footprint.

  • Stay updated with industry trends, market conditions, and transportation best practices to identify opportunities for process improvements and cost savings.

Competencies:


    • Proven ability to lead and develop a team, fostering a collaborative and results-oriented work environment.

    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

    • Ownership mindset and willingness to take full responsibility for projects.

    • Strong negotiation and communication skills to effectively interact with internal teams, carriers, and vendors.

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.

    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

    • Flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and work occasional evenings or weekends as required.

Qualifications:


    • Bachelor's degree in logistics, supply chain management, or a related field. Relevant certifications are a plus.

    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in transportation management, preferably with start-up and/or CPG exposure.

    • Proven experience as a Transportation Manager or similar role in CPG.

    • Strong knowledge of transportation regulations, compliance, and safety standards.

    • Proficiency in transportation management systems (TMS) and other relevant software application.

    • Process oriented with excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.

    • Strong sense of urgency and time management skills; ability to work within deadlines on multiple projects and competing priorities.

    • Comfortable in ambiguous situations; ability to figure things out quickly and make decisions without all the facts.

    • Quick learner with a knack for analyzing and solving problems in out of the box ways.

    • Must love dogs or cats (& treats!).

What we offer:


    • Remote - first culture

    • Unlimited PTO

    • Competitive compensation

    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

    • One Medical membership

    • 401K employer match

    • Discounted Doggo pet insurance

    • Free treats!

About Antelope:

Antelope, an omni-channel, pet consumer platform, was founded in August 2021 with the mission to elevate the lives of pets by delivering the highest quality products across all pet products and services via a buy and build strategy. “Ante” means to increase the stakes or consideration of, and “lope” means to leap with bounding steps–together, we are elevating the standards of pet care by buying, building and growing high-quality, natural pet brands. We’re backed by Alpine Investors and have made four acquisitions so far (Bocce’s Bakery, Diggin’ Your Dog / Super Snouts, Doggo, My Perfect Pet and Ark Naturals), and we’re still just getting started! We have plans to acquire 5-15 additional all-natural, high-quality brands to become the one-stop-shop for pet parents.

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