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Title:  Transportation Logistics Operations Manager, Mills

Requisition ID:  19298-159
Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required

The Transportation Logistics Operations Manager, mill is a key member of the Transportation team reporting to the Director of Transportation, Operational Excellence. In this role, you will be accountable for shipment distribution globally across various modes: TL, LTL, Ocean Freight, and rail. This role manages all freight activities by determining the most advantageous and economical methods of logistics shipping to meet customer expectations and to ensure that all shipments are delivered to the established Regal performance levels. The Transportation Logistics Operation Manager, Mills is the subject matter expert for Global Transportation and will have experience in providing best-in-class strategies and tactics. They will collaborate internally cross functionally with production planning, facilities, customers, executives and suppliers. Prior experience required managing Carrier/Forwarder relationships and providing key metrics to help support the transportation needs of a business or 3PL organization.

 

Essential Job Functions:

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Key manager on Logistics team to engage and build strong relationships with sales executives and managers on the status of transportation capabilities, issues, and opportunities for key customers.
  • Engage customer service and operations planning teams in the businesses regularly to jointly manage risk and service considerations for customers. Collaborates with production planning, facilities, suppliers and various stakeholders to drive strategic initiatives.
  • Consistently deliver outstanding transportation service for ~15,000 shipments per month of rolls to mills across all modes, globally: LTL, Truck Load, Rail, Ocean Freight.
  • Plans and directs the day-to-day transportation functions, including the work assignments of employees, to ensure that department standards for efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness are met or exceeded. Implements tools to gauge performance and holds team accountable on delivery.
  • Establishes and communicates department goals, monitoring employee performance to ensure they are met or exceeded.
  • Provides training, development, and performance evaluations of department staff; works with Human Resources to department hiring to ensure selection of qualified employees along with continued development and growth of existing talent personnel.
  • Develops, audits, and manages the budget and operations costs to ensure efficient operations.
  • Oversee team execution of shipments in logistics systems, including Mercury Gate, Breakthrough Fuel, Four Kites, and others.
  • Ensure continuity in coverage 24/7. Manage after hours and weekend capability with supplemental resources and schedule priorities during peak periods.
  • Oversee Transportation OTIF daily, root cause investigations, and corrective actions. Hold suppliers and employees accountable to performance standards. Work with plant and warehouse leaders to address service issues.
  • Direct TMS supervisors in the training of associates on GPI/LCC processes, policies, and procedures to conform with external/internal audit guidelines and SOX compliance.
  • In partnership with Strategy Director, Lead the development and implementation of GPI’s Supply Chain Visibility initiative to enable real-time tracking and transparency of shipment status for customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Expand team’s ability to utilize Four Kites tracking and other tools to anticipate and resolve service issues before they occur.
  • Develop better tools for team to visualize key risk indicators and enable faster intervention. Lead execution of Logistics Control Tower rollout.
  • Upgrade our communication frequency, skills, and impact. Interact directly with business leaders to frequently communicate the status of key issues and initiatives.
  • Manage employee performance and coach, recognize, discipline as appropriate.
  • Ensure completion and regular updates of development plans for every employee.
  • Attract, hire, and retain top talent.
  • Ensure all Human Resource policies and guidelines for direct/indirect reports are implemented.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required, MBA preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Comfortable and competent managing conflict.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Transportation Management Systems and ERP systems experience.
  • Strong systems aptitude and must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, with emphasis on Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Transportation Management System background and utilization.
  • Advanced computer skills including a moderate understanding of ERP and TMS application integrations (e.g. SAP, JDE, Panther, MercuryGate, Furnished Tracking, etc.), and hands-on experience with other analytical software tools.

Required Experience

10 years of transportation operations management, or supply chain management experience in a manufacturing organization.


At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

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