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Transportation/Logistics Manager - Plastic Pipe & Conduit

Company: Atkore
Location: Thomasville
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Atkore is forging a future where all Atkore brands, suppliers, employees, customers, partners and communities are building better together - a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world.

Atkore is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electrical, mechanical, and safety infrastructure solutions to power and protect the world. With approximately 3,900 employees and 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore manufactures electrical conduit, cable management systems, armored cable, metal framing, and security products and solutions is a recent recipient of a Great Place to Work - certification. Atkore's commitment to quality, delivery and value helps customers realize their vision. Atkore forges relationships and shapes the future with breakthrough results, enhanced technology, and innovative product offerings.

Atkore is currently searching for a Transportation/Logistics Manager for the Plastic Pipe and Conduit Strategic Business Unit. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Logistics, this role will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring logistics operations such as warehousing, inventory, transportation, and supply chain processes across all Plastic Pipe and Conduit manufacturing facilities and regional distribution centers. They will also be accountable for shipping processes and support simplification and standardization of processes to accelerate Logistics and enhance efficiencies.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in business administration, logistics, supply chain or relevant field with a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a similar role. Prior success as a Logistics or Shipping Manager or equivalent position at Atkore International and experience in lean manufacturing is a plus.

Additional Responsibilities Will Include But Are Not Limited To

  • Evaluate the efficiency of Logistics and Shipping procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements
  • Identify enhancement opportunities and suggest solutions for improvement to top management
  • Translate business requirements into effective technical systems solutions by presenting options based on best practices
  • Identify new carrier opportunities at all 9 manufacturing facilities
  • Negotiate with current and new carriers to improve rates and service
  • Resolve shipping disputes between Atkore customers and carriers
  • Train plants in the use of Transportation Management System (TMS) and optimizing cost and efficiency
  • Ensure the execution of standard work in TMS across all 9 manufacturing facilities
  • Initiate Logistics productivity and cost out projects
  • Produce user documentation for applications standard work and training.
  • Construct and monitor transportation reporting metrics through Tableau
  • Conduct cost analyses of transportation companies to select the best option; that is cost-efficient and able to handle the shipment load
  • Drive cost reduction through supply chain route optimization, mode conversion, and other means.
  • Maintain communications with carriers, suppliers, warehouses, custom brokers and others involved in the shipping and delivery of our product offerings
  • Develop and initiate monthly reports having required project timelines, corporate metrics and productivity measurements
  • Maintain KPI metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements within Logistics and Shipping Departments across all nine of the facilities
  • All other assigned duties
    Qualifications Include
    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain, or relevant field preferred
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Logistics/Shipping role. Solid understanding of logistics and inventory management software
    • Experience working with a distribution/manufacturing environment strongly preferred
    • Strong business knowledge of Transportation Management System (TMS) and/or JDE processes.
    • Good decision-making skills to be able to consider the relative cost and benefits of potential actions to decide on the best one
    • Excellent communication skill (both written and verbal) to effectively negotiate with carriers, suppliers, custom brokers, and customers
    • Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance that are relative to the goals of the system
    • Capability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solution
    • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems
    • Must have the capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
    • Outstanding analytical, problem solving, and organizational abilities required
    • 25% travel expectations
    • All associates must embrace and foster and environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.
      Our Culture Drives Value

      Atkore's culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become.

      Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer's experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that's how we win!

      Great Leaders Drive Value

      Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to strive for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company after robust debate. We consistently live the Atkore mission, learn our strategic priorities and link behaviors to those priorities, all in a way that's consistent with our core values. Together, we build stronger leaders and improve customer satisfaction which positively increases the overall value of the enterprise.

      Atkore Delivers Value to You

      Atkore International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

      Atkore International is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future, through the understanding that awareness and acceptance of our individual difference enhance inclusion and promote engagement and alignment. Diversity and inclusion are keys to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.

      Our dedicated employees are recognized for their commitment to our customers and making our company better than it was the day before.

      Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

Keywords: Atkore, Tallahassee , Transportation/Logistics Manager - Plastic Pipe & Conduit, IT / Software / Systems , Thomasville, Florida

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