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Transportation Planning Operations Manager

Company: Ocean State Job Lot
Location: North Kingstown
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Overview


The Transportation Planning Operations Manager is an integral role for the recently reorganized Transportation Organization. This position serves as the primary coordination point between the Inbound Planning and Buying teams. This role effectively collaborates with internal partners to ensure business and customer needs are exceeded through an effective combination of service and cost. This individual supports the Buying team to effectively manage allowances and conversion from prepaid to managed freight. The Transportation Planning Operations Manager oversees the coordination of inbound transport, vendor compliance programs, chargeback programs, and the track trace status within the Transportation Management System (TMS).


  • Collaborate with the Buying team to review the logistics opportunities and details for new vendors prior to set up, determine freight allowances for OSJL suppliers, coordinate direct-to-store programs, enforce adherence to routing guide, and determine pickup schedules
  • Effectively communicate with buyers, replenishment, DC operations, vendors, carriers, and transportation leadership
  • Research, identify, and independently resolve PO freight issues, escalating as needed
  • Build rapport through extensive telephone contact with vendors, off-site carriers, and freight brokers
  • Direct the Managed Services team to schedule and track trace all inbound, delivery, and import container freight
  • Assist in maintenance on all traffic databases
  • Identify and recommend improvement opportunities for OSJL with initiatives including but not limited to lanes to convert from prepaid to CPU/managed freight and additional fleet backhauls
  • Coordinate with Buyer Teams, DC Operations, and Transportation teams to execute routing guide and chargeback programs
  • Review and adjust daily plans to align with buyer requests for pickups
  • Advise buyers and vendors on preferred carriers and routing guide compliance
  • Identify and serve as a liaison for any high priority moves that arise
  • Support buyers on track/trace and the effective utilization of the Transportation Management System (TMS)
  • Supervise managed services program, as well as a team of transportation analysts, and performance manage as needed



  • 5+ years of experience in transportation, routing or scheduling
  • Bachelor's degree in operations management or a related field
  • Robust computer skills required, including spreadsheets, documents, presentations, analytic tools, and Google suite.


  • Organized: You lead by example in serving all of our stakeholders: customers, owners, communities, and fellow associates.
  • Effective Communicator: You possess strong communication skills and have the ability to build and maintain a culture of trust and respect.
  • Leadership: You are leader and exhibit that in your everyday work. You pride yourself on developing future leaders; you have direct experience managing others and have been responsible for supporting their performance and their associates.
  • Passionate: You must be passionate about collaboration and ensuring our clients are successful; we love seeing hunger and ambition.
  • Strategically Oriented: You advocate for your team on both short-term and long-term projects by moving decisions forward and eliminating barriers.


  • Work primarily in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Sedentary, sitting, and frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other job duties and tasks, some of which may be essential to the position. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract, either express or implied. You are an at-will employee, meaning either you or the Company may terminate your employment at any time, with or without notice

Keywords: Ocean State Job Lot, Warwick , Transportation Planning Operations Manager, Other , North Kingstown, Rhode Island

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