Job Opening March 12, 2015

Interested applicants, email Peter Ross

Job purpose

 Transportation Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing all domestic shipments, third party deliveries, as well as, assist with international shipments.  Optimizing our logistics network will be a vital focus for this position, giving Z Gallerie a timely, cost effective edge in the market place.

 Duties and responsibilities

Domestic Transportation

Coordinates day-to-day logistics activities and transportation needs coast to coast (Truckload, Intermodal, LTL, Consolidations, Courier)

·Understands current freight classifications (NMFC) and applicable tariffs

·Reviews freight options for timely and cost effective shipment protocols

·Responsible for reducing empty miles and increasing space utilization on Inbound Domestic trailers (includes new Merchandise and furniture returns)

Maintains database on routes, ZIP codes, rates and services provided by Carriers

 Third Party Deliveries (Residential Deliveries)

·         Develop a National Home Delivery network as company expands to new markets

·         Negotiate contracts to ensure consistent services and rates

·         Ensure timely delivery of merchandise shipments to third parties and to our customer

Assist Customer Service team in resolving home delivery issues

 Import Transportation

·         Assists in the negotiation of rates and services for the Ocean Transportation of our Imports

·         Establish service contracts with ocean carriers (MQC) and freight forwarders and Custom Brokerage services

·         Reviews ocean freight payments, duties and associated fees

·         Measures timeliness of ocean shipments (ETD/ETA)

·         Participates in Quarterly Business Reviews with ocean carriers including corrective actions



  • Minimum of five years experience in freight & transportation industry
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work related experience will be considered

 Qualifications include:

·         Knowledgeable of import regulations, domestic inter-modal movements, OTR TL and LTL shipments and direct to consumer deliveries (courier, freight and White Glove deliveries)

·         Solid management and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects, tactical and strategic planner and solutions focused

·         Strong communication skills; verbal, written and the ability to clearly present thoughts and ideas

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

·         Six Sigma experience a plus

Working conditions

 Some weekends, holiday and travel required

 Direct reports

 Transportation Clerk