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Senior Manager, Global Raw Materials Logistics & Transportation

Company: Brambles USA Inc
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth via our 300 million pallets, crates and containers. We employ 11,000 people and operate in more than 55 countries. Through our pioneering and sustainable share-and-reuse business model, the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, safely and with less environmental impact.

What does that mean for you? You'll join an international organization big enough to take you anywhere, and small enough to get you there sooner. You'll help change how goods get to market and contribute to global sustainability. You'll be empowered to bring your authentic self to work and be surrounded by diverse and driven professionals. And you can maximize your work-life balance and flexibility through our Hybrid Work Model .

Job Description

The primary role of this position is to maintain targeted customer service levels and drive out domestic and international transportation costs through utilizing industry knowledge, leveraging carrier relationships, and expanding our global presence across the CHEP regions. This role will also be responsible for managing the transportation compliance of all raw materials globally which includes overseeing all documents related to customs, import/export requirements. This candidate will build the strategic roadmap for the Global rollout of the Blue Forest Program for transportation. They will collaborate with Raw Material Procurement Planning teams across multiple regions. This Senior Manager will be responsible for year over year cost savings for all Transformation initiatives Candidate will oversee both domestic and international freight globally for all raw materials and capital equipment movements. Position must maintain and develop key relationships with overseas and domestic carriers and freight forwarders while providing increased customer service levels to internal organizations and global regions. Additionally, this role will be responsible for leading and developing five direct reports.


Responsible for annual budget (Blue Forest rollout)
Regulatory Compliance of international transportation which includes all import/export documentation retention
Holding a relationship with APHIS, USDA, and Border Partrol in US
Accountable for ocean, drayage and intermodal freight for all raw materials related to Blue Forest Program
Managing and developing five direct reports
Building and maintaining relationships with freight forwarders and carriers
Cost Management
Quarterly RFQs
Purchase Orders accuracy and maintenance
Transportation & Service KPIs
Financial Reporting & Budgeting

Major/Key Accountabilities

Lead and develop a team of five direct reports to expand team capability beyond current state
Manage annual budget of transportation spend (spend will increase as Blue Forest rolls out)
Deliver targeted cost savings for Transformation initiatives for CHEP USA and CHEP Global
Negotiate commercial terms on carrier agreements
Formalize transportation strategy and core carrier network
Institute a Global RFP process that is translatable across regions
Facilitate carrier on-boarding and sun-setting
Maintain relationships with carriers that meet all safety and insurance requirements
Collaborate with carriers and internal and global partners to drive overall supply chain efficiencies
Drive team performance levels and further integrate carrier freight management through increased use of technology including reporting and systems
Develop and define key performance metrics for team, carriers and freight forwarders
Create an International Carrier Scorecard to share cross-regionally and with the carriers
Establish reporting to share with regions identifying inter-regional activity, savings, and service
Ensure all global CHEP freight movements fall within accordance of all federal and global compliance regulations (i.e. - C-TPAT, ISPM-15, INCOTERMS, etc.)
Approximately 30% travel required - domestic and international


Budget performance
Cost per unit shipped
Stock outs
Lead time
Inventory accuracy
Service levels
Entry accuracy
Freight, Demurrage Detention costs
Grounding container costs
Storage costs
Transformation Initiatives
Deployment of new transportation modes such as breakbulk

Authority/ Decision Making

Purchasing decisions
Awarding business
Onboarding new suppliers
Transportation Compliance/Import and Export requirements and documents
Risk mitigation
Coaching and Counselling of Direct Reports
Authorize deviations from plan
Recommend and implement cost savings solutions

Key contacts

Logistics, Operations, Quality, Transportation, Procurement, Finance
Brokers, Suppliers, Carrier Base, 3PL Management Groups at Service Centers


Detailed knowledge of the international transportation industry including ocean, rail, barge, drayage, FCL, LCL, and airfreight
Knowledge of standard transportation import and export procedures and US DOT requirements
Previous experience conducting global freight RFQs
Advanced experience with international transportation pricing methods and practices, customs entry processes and brokerage/clearance requirements preferred
Demonstrated experience negotiating commercial terms for both master transportation agreements and ad hoc projects with freight forwarders, NVOCCs, customs brokers and steam ship lines
Fundamental understanding of CHEP Global Operations and business segments preferred
Thorough understanding of the CHEP Network pallet flows and seasonality preferred

Desirable Experience in the following areas:

Sales Force


Bachelor's degree in a business or technical field preferred
5-7 years' experience in Transportation, Logistics, or Supply Chain
2+ years' experience with leading/managing people (desired not required)

Skills and Knowledge

Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of business rules and processes
Good problem solving, organization, and time management skills
Customer service oriented and able to handle large volumes of inquiries
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), SAP R/3 and Business Warehouse, Salesforce, Power BI
Strong attention to detail

Preferred Education

Bachelors - Logistics ManagementPreferred Level of Work Experience

5 - 7 yearsWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at recruitment@brambles.com.

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