Transportation Manager - Outbound (New Braunfels, TX)

Transportation Manager - Outbound (New Braunfels, TX)

21 Mar 2019

Transportation Manager - Outbound (New Braunfels, TX)

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About Us:

Calendar Holdings LLC, based in Austin, Texas, is the world's largest operator of holiday pop-up stores. We are the dominant retailer of calendar, game, and toy products in shopping centers nationwide. We opened our first stores in 1993, and now operate nearly a thousand stores a year in malls, lifestyle centers, and outlets across the United States under the Go! Calendars, Go! Games, and Go! Toys brands.

Our mall stores range in size from a free-standing kiosk to 6,000 square foot multi-concept superstores. Our world class website,, offers customers a selection of more than 6,500 calendars; over 4,500 puzzles, games, and gifts; and over 3,500 other concepts (toys and books).

Our team is highly collaborative, motivated, nimble, and dedicated to optimize the business . . . not because they have to, but because they want to. We're serious about having fun at work, but our success is built on insight and hard work. With 30% of employees having over 10 years of tenure, we are dedicated to happy employees and nurturing professional growth.

In addition to a competitive salary and bonus incentive program, we offer comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, life, and disability coverage, and a 401(k) plan. We also have plenty of in-office fun perks, such as free massages and yoga during the busiest time of our year, fresh fruit, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Job Title: Transportation Manager - Inbound

Department: Transportation

Reports To: Director of Transportation


Provide routing and scheduling of all inbound freight. This role owns the strategy and execution of 3PL outbound freight. Accountable for inbound and 3PL transportation spend. Oversee daily management and execution of all purchased transportation services for inbound shipments to minimize cost and maximize service across all channels. Oversee daily management and execution of outbound shipments for our 3PL customers. Ensures the quality, accuracy and timeliness of deliveries are met as set on KPIs. Provides leadership and manages performance across all levels of shifts and is a member of the distribution management team. This role is also responsible for business process improvements and KPIs.

Essential Functions:

This role plans all required inbound activity by considering multiple business performance factors (ie: open orders and staged shipments reports, carrier schedules, expedited freight requirements, department productivity and back-log, etc.). Constantly works to maximize shipping accuracy, on-time delivery, and service-to-cost ratios.

Manage the 3PL outbound shipments and oversee the inbound freight.

Acts as the intermediary and primary point of contact for inbound shipments.

Conduct period audits of shipping documentation.

Works with operations/distribution and fulfillment teams on forecasting and demand planning.

Collect and analyze pricing structure and implement actions to meet goals.

Responsible for the daily activity and performance of all inbound operations.

Establishes performance stands and KPIs.

Works with groups outside traffic and distribution to resolve issues.

Monitors, tracks and resolves shippingconcerns, driving issues to problem resolution.

Develops and/or improves procedures for inbound operations. Look for opportunities for improvement.

Responsible for communications with managers and staff.

Route, Schedule, Coordinate 3PL shipments and Communicate the information.

Review Routing Guides and/or contact customers to determine routing.

Schedule the shipments with the carrier.

Create bills of lading for 3PL as needed.

Pass the BOLs off to be entered into FTS and scanned and sent to 3PL customer for the day.

Scan the BOL into electronic file and name appropriately.

Ensure they are filed with all pertinent notes.

Inbound Coordination

Manage the Inbound Coordinator “ see Inbound Coordinator job description.

Customer Service “ Internal and External

Work with the 3PL Director(s) and floor to ensure all shipments are ready for shipping.

Adhere to processes and cut off times.

Reply to 3PL emails that pertain to the Transportation Dept.

Other Essential Duties

Ensure UPS Close Outs and transmittals are completed daily.

Invoice approvals and corrections as needed are being completed.

Tasks as needed and requested by Transportation Director.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

Minimum of 4-6 years transportation experience including, logistics, distribution and/or supply chain management experience, Parcel, LTL, TL and ocean container modes of transit. A must is experience

in high volume warehousing and distribution operations.

A bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or related field or equivalent work experience.

Experience in supervising employees.

Ability to work occasionally weekends.

Strong problem solving and decision making skills and ability to think through complex issues.

Solid computer skills: MS Office, outlook, word, excel.

Strong attention to detail organizational and prioritization skills. Common sense and follow-up is a must.

Solid ability to multi-task and work in a team environment.

Familiarity with domestic and international shipping methods and regulations.

Experience with transportation regulations and processes.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including professional phone etiquette.

Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, reliability and accountability.

Demonstrate teamwork respectful actions toward others intra dept and inter dept.

Knowledge with full truck load brokerage, LTL and small parcel.

Knowledge with other modes of transportation and freight / logistics extremely helpful.

Go Retail Group is an EEO Employer.

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