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Transportation Manager at WESCO in Warrendale, PA

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Responsible for overseeing specific modes of transport, including LTL, Dedicated & Truckload, etc. for corporate transportation programs in the US. Also responsible for negotiating contracts, setting strategy, and guiding commercial transportation relationships.

Detailed Description

· Assists in developing country-specific strategies and executing operational plans to achieve results, and ensures alignment with goals and objectives.

· Sets goals for work group, manages execution, and measures results.

· Selects, manages, evaluates, and develops staff. Challenge employees, including building effective teams, developing organizational capacity, providing staff with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities.

· Develops, negotiates, and manages mode-specific transportation contracts, relationships, and carrier programs, including LTL, dedicated, and courier, etc.

· Manages mode and carrier selection, carrier relationships, metrics,and performance.

· Manages inbound freight consolidation and back-haul programs.

· Manages internal fleet programs, including truck and car leases, maintenance, fuel service, and driver reimbursements.

· Manages freight bill payment, including pre and post audit.

· Manages mode-specific regulatory and compliance requirements, including DOT, Hazmat, and OSHA.

· Streamlines supply chain to maximize service levels, profitability, and speed to customer.

· Supports LEAN transportation initiatives to drive expense reduction, freight recovery, process improvement, and delivery performance.

Keeps abreast of government regulatory agencies (DOT, FAA, OSHA) and rulings.Job Requirements


Transportation supervision in retail, wholesale, or direct fulfillment - 5 years required


Bachelors’ Degree or related required


Business and management principles, including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources

Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including customer needs assessment, service quality standards, and evaluating customer satisfaction.

Receiving, distribution center, material handling operations, procedures, and challenges

Special handling and shipping processes

ISO standards

Technical competence in logistics and transportation

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong interpersonal and motivational skills

Strong computer skills

Working Environment:

· General Office – Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

physical requirements:

· Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time.

mental requirements:

· Employee required to organize and coordinate schedules.

· Employee required to problem-solve.

· Employee required to communicate with the public.

· Employee required to manage other employees.

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