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Transportation Manager

Doral, FL 33172

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 8141 Pay Rate: 80,000

Transportation Manager
- Miami, FL

Well-established and growing national tropical produce distributor is looking for a Transportation Manager out of their Miami, FL distribution center. This individual will be responsible for developing and managing our domestic logistics program, negotiates freight rates, build strong relationship with national, local and regional carriers, create and maintain daily schedule of pick-ups and/or deliveries to customers and vendors in the most efficient manner.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES for the Transportation Manager:

  • Identifies and secures relationships with transportation companies to serve the transportation needs of the company.
  • Negotiates best rates for LTL and FTL.
  • Secures 3rd party storage facilities on strategic points to handle returns and Re-Deliveries.
  • Secures daily transportation requirements as per vendors and customers requirements ensuring 100% of the cargo leaves and arrives on time.
  • Coordinates pickup and delivery schedules with Sales, Procurement and Operations departments, maximizing efficiency and minimizing overtime.
  • Keeps track of all outbound shipments and make sure deliveries are made on time. Monitor and communicate exceptions.
  • Proactive monitoring of all cargo. Reacts to changes and executes accordingly ensuring on time delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains updated carrier database, provides solutions to Sales and Procurement short and long term strategies.
  • Responsible for reporting requirements including monthly and department budget, pallet logs, maintaining rate sheet and tracking spreadsheets on a daily basis.
  • Will act as a liaison between company and third party freight companies, customers and vendors.

REQUIREMENTS for the Transportation Manager:

  • 3 years in perishable transportation field supervising shipment of goods. 
  • Dispatching background highly preferred.  College degree preferred. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Application software ( ie, Word, Excel, Power Point ).

Send resume to Dan Witters for review at

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