Transportation Senior Specialist
J. C. Penney - Plano, TX

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Requirements - Corp/Field Mgmt

This position directs bidding, negotiation, and contracting functions related to domestic transportation in support of jcp’s financial and service goals; develops positive business relationships with domestic carriers to assure timely and cost efficient transportation; supports transportation optimization efforts through timely and efficient system updates; manages relationships with domestic LTL carriers and air freight forwarders to support supplier and company supply chain operational needs.
Key Duties
  • Manages carrier relationships
  • Solicits, evaluates, and analyzes contractual bids
  • Negotiates and administers rate and service carrier agreements
  • Budgets and controls expenses
  • Determines economical traffic patterns and specifies routes
  • Creates and leads projects; responsible for establishing business objectives,
scope, timelines and goals
  • Develops and implements initiatives that support JCP's financial
goals across modes.
  • Contributes to the development of the annual operating plan for
  • Applies lean principles to the flow of materials through the transportation
  • Provides leadership for the identification, selection, and on-
going management of transportation providers.
  • Develops and drive programs to improve service levels across the carrier
  • Supports transportation optimization processes through basic parameter maintenance, data mining, and testing hypothetical setups.
  • Minimum (5) five years experience in supply chain and/or operations,
including at least three (3) years experience in transportation
  • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in logistics, supply chain,
operations research, or other related discipline.
  • Experience managing at least $20 million in annual freight spend across
multiple modes.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce
  • costs and improve service.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge of i2/JDA Transportation Optimization software preferred.
Working knowledge of carrier operations, shipment routing, and distribution methods; ability to formulate and implement contracts; expected to understand costing and performance measurement; ability to work under pressure; strong management and computer skills.

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