Manager, Transportation
Sears Holdings Corp. - Hoffman Estates, IL

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  • Develop, direct and coordinate the implementation of transportation initiatives, ensuring alignment with Transportation's and Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) Businesses' objectives
  • Responsible for the on-time movement of product from Vendor through the distribution center networks and Vendor direct-to-store network at the least cost to SHC Businesses while maintaining the highest levels of customer service
  • Manages all inbound less-than truckload and truckload moves into distribution center networks keeping aligned with each Sears businesses' strategy
  • Manages all transportation from Vendor direct-to-store to support fixture and supply shipments
  • Manages transportation economic planning and budgets, establishing and reviewing performance measures
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement logistics plans in concert with Vendors, Carriers, Distribution Facilities and SHC Businesses to support special event programs and new business initiatives
  • Negotiate with Carriers on operational issues, service levels, equipment requirements and schedules; with Distribution Center management on scheduling and with the SHC Businesses on delivery schedules
  • Manage cross-functional teams to develop/enhance inbound transportation network strategies / systems and to standardize processes from inception through implementation
  • Monitor and report vendor non-compliance and communicate vendor improvement opportunities to Sears Businesses
  • Develop and train direct reports, establishing annual goals and objectives, measuring/ tracking their progress and evaluating performance

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Sears, Roebuck and Co. hasn't outgrown the mall scene, but it's spending more time in other places. Beyond its 840 US mall-based stores,...