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Associate Manager, Transportation

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 18232 Apply

Role has responsibility for Transportation Operations cost within the North American Region. The role leads all process improvement and execution rituals to optimize North American transportation productivity and cost. Facilitates tactical & strategic problem resolution for cost reductions on the NA Transportation P&L. The position is responsible for the financial analysis on utilization, mix, carrier performance, rate variances and will own the execution of actions to drive continuous improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Owner of all cost savings initiatives including project work, routines and rituals around daily execution and tactical cost mitigation
  • Manages Intermodal Mode Mix vs Truck through compliance and capacity sourcing
  • Optimize network through customization of mini-bids and forecasting tools
  • Owner of productivity new project development and pipeline
  • Develop seasonal/holiday/QE/YE Capacity strategies
  • Deliver Budget expectations of sales freight cost for North America through contracted and spot market carrier pricing
  • Cost savings through sustainable continuous improvement and execution of operational CSave projects
  • Manage Compliance to Award through daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly business reviews with our carrier base
  • Manage Routing Guide Effectiveness through function process improvement, daily routines and rituals around planning and execution
  • Manage carrier performance metrics (EDI Compliance, OTD and OTPU) through daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor degree required, preferably in Operations Management or Supply Chain discipline
  • Strong analytic skills; the ability to powerfully portray data and leverage to drive continuous improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across the organization
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Change management skills
  • The ability to build business partnerships and external collaboration opportunities wherever possible
  • Experience with a TMS system (Kewill, BluJay, etc)
  • Knowledgeable with EDI transactions
  • Software required:  Microsoft Office including Sharepoint, SAP and TMS

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Managerial Courage
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Self-Development
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Decision Quality
  • Problem Solving
  • Financial Acumen

Job Requirements:

  • Full time
  • Travel up to 20% of the time

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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