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Transportation Manager

Location:
Selah, WA
Industry:
Food

Argentus is working with another new client, this time in the Food Production space. This Washington, USA based Food Manufacturer has a long and proud history in the industry, with a great family-oriented culture and an established and growing product line. Today, they’re looking for a Transportation Manager! 

This individual will work out of the company’s office in Selah, WA to manage the overall transportation function for the company’s raw food materials and finished goods. In this role, the successful candidate will lead a team (~3 direct reports and ~15 indirect reports) to coordinate overall flow of goods from source to warehouses, manufacturing facilities, co-packers and customers. You will work closely with stakeholders in the business including Planning, Finance, Sales, Production, Customer Service, and the company’s 3PL partners to ensure a high standard of efficiency, cost savings, and reliability in the transportation function. You will negotiate and manage carrier contracts, helping to improve the company’s supplier base and service levels. Most of the company’s transportation services are purchased within the U.S., but there is some international Ocean, Rail and Air freight as well. You will work within the company’s data structure to identify opportunities for improvement in purchasing and requisitions of transportation services, and execute on those improvements by driving strategy for the team. In addition, you will manage the budget for a significant amount of spend, and provide reporting to leadership in the business about transportation procurement’s impact on the overall company bottom line.

Our client is looking for an individual with significant transportation industry experience (5-7 years), and a well-developed understanding of the marketplace for 3PLs, carriers and other domestic transportation services. The successful individual also needs to have at least 10 years of experience using data to develop solutions in a corporate environment—exceptional Excel skills are a must, and Python, SQL or similar data skills are a significant asset. Experience leading a team is also a very strong asset. For this role, our client is offering a generous relocation package, as well as additional incentives, for the right individual ideally located somewhere in the Midwest or West Coast. If this sounds like you, and you’re looking to move into a great organization, reach out to Argentus today! Call 416 364 9919 or send an email with your current resume to recruit@argentus.com

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