11 days old

Transportation Manager

United Natural Foods Inc
Hopkins, MN 55343
  • Job Code
    124157
Purpose

Oversees and manages all aspects of the Transportation department within the distribution center to include creating and managing the Annual Plan as well as managing all outbound shipments. Plans and supervises the Transportation department day-to-day operations to control costs and provide retail with efficient on time service.





Supervises the day-to-day activities of the GM/RX Customer Service department which includes providing direction to the department staff to track problems, identify and implement corrective solutions.





Accountable for Incident Reporting, Controlled Substance Loss reporting, Records Archiving and verifying all licensing and employee files are up to date.




Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Coordinates and supervises overall transportation activities to include: monitoring the carriers performance

  • Develops delivery schedules; scheduling of inbound and outbound shipments; recommending changes to our third party carriers to improve customer service or reduce expense

  • Develops and maintains good working relationship with the DCs and retail customers

  • Works with customers, in person when necessary to resolve complaints, ensures excellent service to our customers

  • Interfaces with all distribution center management, including warehouse, Human Resources and buyers to maintain efficiencies

  • Creates a safe working environment for all personnel

  • Controls and supervises transportation activities to achieve all established benchmarks in regards to optimum store service and department goals

  • Responds to customer complaints and works to resolve any problems in an efficient and timely manner

  • Establishes and maintains a working relationship within the DC operation, retail store personnel and with outside carriers, vendors, etc., to ensure that an efficient operation is maintained

  • Makes recommendations to General Manager and follows up on approved personnel actions for the development of subordinates and the administration of performance evaluations

  • Reviews and approves third party carrier bills for payment

  • Checks status of all loads, inbound and outbound, for any late deliveries, shortages, and damage claims

  • Supervises day-to-day activities of CSCs to ensure customer problems, complaints and inquiries receive appropriate response

  • Coordinates and facilitates problem solving across functional departments in order to ensure customer issues are properly addressed while protecting the integrity of UNFI and its programs

  • Ensures and trains CSSs in system error detection and provides overall guidance of daily monitoring and resolving of open and pending transactions

  • Facilitates and coordinates the procedures that allow timely communications to customers regarding events and changes that will have an impact on the customers operations

  • Makes recommendations to General Manager and follows up on approved personnel actions for the development of subordinates and the administration of performance evaluations

  • Manages all credit activity to assure that the appropriate guidelines are being followed and are clearly understood by customers

  • Answers and responds to questions from the pharmacy teams and other support personnel regarding various areas of Company policy and procedures

  • Serves as the initial contact for various regulatory agencies such as the drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), State boards of Pharmacy, State boards of Medicine and others

  • Answers and responds to questions as well as handles requests for records and other data made by various regulatory agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, State Boards of Pharmacy, State Boards of Medicine and others

  • Reviews and refers to the State Pharmacy Practice Acts and Rules to provide general guidance to the DC pharmacy team

  • Notifies the DEA of controlled substance losses as well as provides assistance to the pharmacy teams to help ensure the accurate completion of the DEA forms 106

  • Reviews pharmacy inspection reports

  • Communicates pharmacy alerts and other communications to the pharmacy teams

Job Requirements


Relevant Experience, Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



  • Bachelors Degree in Logistics or equivalent work experience

  • Previous extensive experience and/or formal training or education in transportation management activities to include Budget Planning, supervising and scheduling of inbound and outbound loads

  • Possess good leadership skills and the ability to supervise the work of others, must be able to motivate and work in cooperation with others to achieve desired results

  • Possess good communication skills, both verbal and written, deal effectively with a wide variety of people both in person and over the telephone

  • Must have the ability to represent the Companys interests in negotiations with outside professionals and consultants

  • Basic computer skills required and personal computer experience, with word processing and spreadsheet applications preferred

  • Total familiarity with on-board computer programs and transportation software implemented on a company-wide basis

  • Requires the analytical ability to handle administrative duties and mental alertness to ensure accurate, safe and thorough completion of work activities

  • Possess ability to follow through with commitments, while dealing with frequent interruptions

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and immediate needs on a continuous basis

  • This position requires previous experience in pharmacy operations and/or support, and/or previous legal experience with a focus in the area of compliance
Physical Environment

  • Most work is performed in a temperature controlled office environment

  • During part of the workday the incumbent may be moving about the distribution center, including the yard and warehouse floor recognizing potential hazards that exist in regard to machinery such as forklifts, pallet jacks, mechanized systems, movement of tractors and trailers, etc.

  • Noise levels in all areas are within acceptable tolerance ranges for those specific work areas

  • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at a desk or computer terminal

  • Some travel may be required

  • Incumbent will use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of the workday
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.





Posted: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-03
Sponsored by:
ADP Logo
Sponsored by:
Bank of America Logo

Featured Jobs[ View All ]

Featured Employers

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Transportation Manager

United Natural Foods Inc
Hopkins, MN 55343

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast