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Title:  Transportation Manager - 1st Shift

Req ID:  626
Job Category:  Operations - Product, Planning, Logistics

Grovetown, GA, US, 30813

Job Family

MFG Salary




MFG Salary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures appropriate and cost-effective, efficient plans for shipments of incoming and outgoing products/supplies, ensuring timely, efficiently, high-quality delivery 

Ensures the effective use of all delivery assets and ensures that appropriate maintenance is executed 

Ensures the cost effectiveness of the delivery function, including the proper control of labor utilization through preventing excessive labor hours, overtime and downtime 

Ensures effective function of shipping/receiving equipment through scheduled, preventive maintenance to minimize downtime 

Establishes and monitors procedures designed to assure the health, safety and security of assigned personnel, suppliers and other visitors who come to the facility 

Reports, investigates out of standard safety compliance conditions and sets corrective action measures in place 

Coordinates and proactively communicates with internal and external logistics contacts, cross-company functional contacts as well as suppliers/vendors as needed to ensure a consistent and efficient flow of goods and services 

Manages loading dock group to ensure the accurate loading of goods according to approved loading practices to prevent freight damage during transit and ensuring safe truck operation 

Ensures the loading and unloading of freight coordinates with other plant personnel to ensure product, equipment, documentation paperwork flows efficiently 

Determines delivery routes and dispatches drivers accordingly, optimizing efficiencies in time and cost. Tracks delivery routes utilizing a GPS tracking system 

Monitors and analyzes dispatch activities and scheduling metrics to ensure maximum effectiveness 

Driver management and adherence with DOT compliance and requirements: Driver logs, accident reporting and investigation drug testing requirement and transportation equipment/vehicle maintenance 

Maximizes driver utilization to ensure a balanced KRA (key results area) approach 

Solicits bids, analyzes quotes and negotiates terms and ultimately selects contract carriers who can provide the best cost effective rates without sacrificing safety, quality and delivery 


Functional/Technical Competencies

Openly communicates regularly with carriers to proactively avoid issues and provide updated information 

Completes required reporting as to functional performance including logistical data, trends, etc. and provider performance 

Complies with Federal, State and local regulations, material handling and shipping regulations 

Enforces compliance to regulations and escalates any out of standard conditions to appropriate personnel 

Intermediate computer proficiency, intermediate experience in Microsoft Office, routing software and the Internet. 


Minimum of 2 years management experience in plant environment including experience in areas of shipping/deliver/routing, customer service, processes and people.  

BA/BS degree in a related field or equivalent formal, technical vocational training.  

Relevant Lean manufacturing experience.  

Working knowledge of DOT and OSHA regulations.  

Familiarity with Federal, State and local health and safety regulations.  

Experience working with data driven measurements and metrics for functional areas.  

Job Factors/Work Environments

Some local and limited national travel.  

Key Relationships


Results Focus
Project Management
Problem Solving/Analysis

Serta Simmons Bedding is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a Drug-Free Working Environment.  It is committed to not discriminating and treating all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Nearest Major Market: Augusta