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Assistant Transportation Mgr

Job ID 1595804BR Date posted 05/15/2019 Location Pittston, PA Location Name Pittston, PA RDC Address 200 Center Point Blvd Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Distribution Department 0302 - DC Supervisors
The Assistant Transportation Manager (ATM) is a salaried leader, who reports to the Location Transportation Manager and assists in overseeing all aspects of transportation into and out of the Distribution Center. A flexible schedule is required to be available to work on all shifts. Additional duties include leading a high performing team of coaches that is responsible for monitoring the movement of all freight efficiently into the RDC and Outbound to the stores. The incumbent also examines delivery routes (transportation lanes) for cost-saving opportunities and efficiencies. This person is responsible for maintaining good relations with the carriers and the stores serviced by the carriers and RDC. The Assistant Transportation Manager resolves emergent issues and implements safety programs for the Transportation Department. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:  Adhere to Safety Policies and Procedures (Cleanliness and orderliness, Trailer integrity, Load quality, Job Safety Analysis to identify risks)  Train, mentor, and support Transportation Coaches (weekday inbound, weekday outbound, weekend in/outbound) and Transportation Team Members; create training guides as needed  Work as the Lowe’s regional subject matter expert for all matters dealing with transportation intitiatives or questions as required  Backup Transportation Coaches as required  Share all information and decisions with coaches to foster development  Hire employees capable of working in a team and multi-tasking in a hectic environment  Set expectations for team performance (Good judgment in gray areas; common sense, Customer service as “the face of Lowe’s”, Data entry and transportation documentation accuracy, Leadership, Initiative, Quick decision-making, Team player, Ask questions and reach out to peers in network, Driven)  Monitor overall freight costs for RDC and adjust where appropriate  Identify transportation savings by researching lane and cost savings  Work with operations to maximize cube per trailer to reduce transportation costs  Work with carrier partners on lane rates and vendor pickups  Monitor outstanding freight payment reports and work with CSC to ensure carrier payments Ensure on-time service to stores; if carrier late, put contact and carrier on notice and require action plan to correct RDC Assistant Transportation Manager Page 2 of 8  Ensure inbound loads are being picked up in timely fashion  Work with carriers to promote efficient transportation operations for better service and lower rates  Work with vendors to use core carriers to reduce transportation costs; troubleshoot transportation issues by contacting vendors  Support Planning and Operations as required by doing the following: Trailers in right place at right time, Yard management, Trailers cubed out  Analyze and follow-up on feedback from Customer-Focused Distribution surveys  Utilize transportation foundation programs (Cost management, Secure capacity, Execution excellence, Foster development)  Create backhaul savings by partnering with carriers and vendors; implement saving opportunities if a backhaul can be secured  Resolve issues with carriers and issue escalations from drivers PRINCIPAL CHALLENGES: The Assistant Transportation Manager represents the RDC and Lowe’s when dealing with the carrier, the US Dept. of Transportation, or other state and local transportation agencies. The Manager is responsible for resolving and negotiating emergent issues with these outside agencies. Additionally, the Manager must ensure that the Transportation Team manages traffic in and out of the RDC efficiently so that productivity targets are achieved, product is available to load, and shipments are made on time. FUNCTIONAL GUIDANCE: The Assistant Transportatoin Manager works independently, but incorporates guidelines and direction set forth by the Transportation Manager, Regional General Manager (RGM) and Corporate Transportation group. The Assistant Manager will seek guidance from the RGM, Corporate Transportation, Transportation Manager or other Transportation Managers in the RDC network if needed. Required Qualifications: • Proven record for complying with safety requirements, and ability to build a culture of safety among subordinates and peers • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience • Successfully manages multiple tasks simultaneously in a stressful environment • Can make solid decisions quickly based on limited information • Familiarity with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations • Familiarity with Supply Chain Management principles and Transportation industry • Demonstrated flexibility; adapts readily to change; equates change with opportunity • Capable of managing time and budgets Uses analytical and troubleshooting skills to resolve complex problems; uses creative problem-solving; shows initiative • Demonstrated team-building skills • Ability to build rapport and trust with others • Experience and willingness to mentor and coach others • Resolves conflicts quickly and fairly • Communicates effectively; persuades and guides people in a specific direction • Highly motivated to the team’s success, as well as own success College degree (or higher) in Transportation or Supply Chain Management preferred Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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