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Logistics Distribution & Transportation Associate Leader


This is a Full-time position in Mississauga, ON posted October 3, 2022.

Logistics Distribution & Transportation Associate Leader


Mississauga ON (Canada)

Tropicana Brands Group

Job Description

The Transport Manager contributes to the success of Tropicana Brands Group (TBG) by leading a team of 2 Supervisors based in Mississauga ON (Canada).  This role will oversee a transport P&L of $18MM inclusive of Truckload Common Carrier and Intermodal spend. The Transport Manager oversees the safe, efficient, and productive movement of 11,000 annual shipments both international (US imports into Canada) and domestic Canada.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Manage traffic center performance with a focus on smart P&L decisions
  • Deliver transportation productivity agenda by focusing on transportation linehaul cost reduction, improving fuel economy, payload efficiency, route optimization & wait time reduction
  • Deliver transportation service targets, shipping and delivering loads on time
  • Negotiate 3rd party carrier capacity and rates, ensuring compliance to established route guides
  • Ensure team is developed and accountable for achieving individual, team, and department goals
  • Assume ownership of all transport-related cost and productivity targets; provide forecasts and analysis related to transportation cost center
  • Coach safe and efficient driving techniques; ensuring safety, regulatory and Transportation compliance
  • Develop effective relationships with internal business partners (i.e. sales, logistics, plant, satellite warehouse, etc.)
  • Assist in the development of transformational projects that provide for continuous improvement across transportation
  • Administer Company policies, contracts, and procedure