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Transportation Manager in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Supply Chain Logistics

Job Posting Title:

Transportation Manager

Job Description:

Position Purpose:  

Responsible to procure proper transportation services to ensure company’s customers receive product intact and on time. This position has responsibility for developing the best methods and procedures for transportation of product from suppliers to warehouses and/or customers.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for routing guide maintenance and compliance and carrier contract compliance.
  • Develops and sustains carrier relationships at the operational level.
  • Evaluates and implements continuous moves for operational continuity and freight savings.
  • Financial and operational metrics development and reporting.
  • Continued improvement in areas such as costs, service, and vendor relations.
  • Identifies operational issues and drives them to resolution.
  • Provides tactical daily management of transportation operations.

Daily / Periodic Tasks:

  • Manages dedicated fleet to support transfers and emergency customer requirements.
  • Conducts training as required keeping current with BluJay features and functionality. 
  • Works closely with Customer Service and Replenishment teams to ensure order lead time compliance. 
  • Monitors BreakThrough Fuel Program.
  • Reviews Operational reports for evaluating trends and problem areas. 
  • Reviews the requirement for new carriers and rate competitiveness. 
  • Represents Transportation at cross-functional meetings that directly or indirectly involve transportation. 

Basic Skill Set:

  • Strong leadership skills/Managerial coverage
  • High degree of integrity
  • Ability to be proficient in systems
  • Adapts well to change
  • Results orientated
  • Analytical skills a must, data driven
  • Excellent internal and external communication
  • Works well under pressure
  • Sense of urgency when needed
  • Well organized with ability to problem solve


  • Bachelors Degree Required


  • More than 5 years
  • TMS Experience

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.