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Transportation Manager

Company: Albertsons Companies
Location: Methuen
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Transportation Manager

Job Opportunity

Job Title Transportation Manager

Location: Methuen, MA

Reports To Director Distribution

FLSA Status Exempt

Department Transportation Effective Date May 7 -- May 18, 2021


Oversees and manages all aspects of the Transportation department within the Distribution Center to include all inbound and outbound shipments, regulatory and compliance issues, oversees equipment maintenance if applicable, following Company guidelines.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Coordinates and supervises overall transportation activities to include: maintenance of an economical and efficient transportation system; schedules of inbound and outbound shipments; recommending the purchase or lease of necessary equipment; and fleet maintenance.
  • Ensures maintenance of Company records, this may include: fuel costs, mileage, repairs, backhaul revenues, driver hours and regulatory compliance.
  • Produces and implements methods of operation to control cost, while effectively utilizing personnel and equipment.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationship with retail division and store personnel. 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.
  • Prepares and effectively administers department budget. Authorizes overtime and work to control costs. Evaluates capital expenditures and prepares requisitions and recommendations.
  • Ensures compliance with regulations governing Transportation including all DOT drug-testing requirements. Complies with Corporate trailer seal programs.
  • Administers and upholds all Company policies.
  • Coordinates with Human Resources regarding staffing needs.
  • Directs Safety Committee meetings, in accordance with the Company procedures.
  • Creates a safe working environment for all personnel.
  • Develops store delivery schedules and driver work schedules.



  • 2 Transportation Superintendents


  • 2 -- 10 Supervisors
  • All Transportation associates

Job Requirements

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

  • Previous extensive experience and/or formal training or education in trucking activities to include dispatching, scheduling and repairs. Prior experience in distribution transportation management required, preferably with the Company.
  • Possess extensive knowledge of regulatory compliance such as; DOT, OSHA, etc.
  • Possess good leadership skills and the ability to supervise the work of others. Must be able to motivate and work with and through others to achieve desires 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 Company's 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.

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, garage area, and warehouse floor recognizing potential hazards that exist regarding machinery such as forklifts, pallet jacks, mechanized systems, movement of tractors and trailers, etc.
  • Temperatures in the warehouse may vary between --20 to 70 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Position responsibilities requires some travel (up to 5%) during the work week and occasional weekend travel
  • Incumbent will use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of the workday.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.



Keywords: Albertsons Companies, Methuen , Transportation Manager, Other , Methuen, Massachusetts

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