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Transportation Manager

CommScope, Inc.

Last Updated: 6/23/21

Job Description

The role is responsible to actively contribute to the Global Transportation department under the direction of the Director of Global Transportation. This role is accountable to manage the International Air, Ocean, and Small Package/Parcel modal category to meet cost, service, and quality requirements.

How You'll Help us Connect The World

Ensure all transportation partners in the supply chain are working effectively and efficiently to ensure smooth operations. Supervise and mitigate transport costs. Leads RFI, RFQ, and RFP processes and requirements with bid process execution and negotiation of transportation pricing, service, and quality. Ensure suppliers are effectively managed and held accountable through measurement of performance, including delivery performance, cost reduction/control, and response time. Effectively handle the development, negotiation, and compliance of all supplier agreements and partnerships. Partner with leadership to understand strategic direction, supply requirements, business objectives, and priorities in order to execute effective sourcing and demand management strategies. Achieve business requirements while effectively capturing value (i.e. cost and process improvements, risk mitigation, cost avoidance, and supplier consolidation). Serve as a go-to partner and strategic leader for all spend initiatives and supplier engagements related to International Freight Forwarders, Air, Ocean, and Small Package/Parcel. Overall responsibility for developing, and implementing procurement strategies for the modal spend category. Be a trusted advisor by developing and maintaining relationships with key partners to support business needs. Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers while ensuring ongoing management of contracts and associated metrics/KPIs and continuous improvement efficiencies. Investigate causes of damages, shortages, and overcharges for freight, or other customer complaints and well as provide resolutions. Understand current and future trends and act as a subject matter authority related to transportation market trends, influences, and impacts. Demonstrates financial analysis skills including the ability to assess supplier proposals and understanding of supplier cost structure. Identifies Logistics process improvement opportunities using strategic and critical and analysis. Understand and supervise the execution of best-in-class transportation services.

Required Qualifications for Consideration
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 4+ years of related experience in a Logistics/Transportation organization required.
You, Will, Excite Us If You Have
  • Experience with an ERP system required, with SAP and TM preferred
  • Ability to develop interactive working relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • A critical problem solver and good numeracy skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Prefer previous experience and knowledge of Transportation Management Systems.
  • Ability to operate at both the strategic and tactical implementation levels.
What happens after you apply?

Learn how to prepare yourself for the next steps in our hiring process by visiting [Register to View] Why CommScope

CommScope is pushing the boundaries of communications technology. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating 5G, private networks, and Gigabit speeds everywhere – we're always anticipating what’s next. Developments such as the Internet of Things, flawless connectivity, Cloud, and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including people with disabilities and veterans. To learn more visit [Register to View]

Company Details

Hickory, North Carolina, United States