HD Supply Manager of Transportation - Freight Audit in Atlanta, Georgia

Company Overview:

HD Supply ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, water infrastructure and residential and non-residential construction sectors. Through approximately 500 locations across 48 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 13,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!

Job Description & Qualifications:

Job Summary

Leads and develops strategy for freight function. Develops negotiation strategies and manages carrier relationships. Ensures customer requirements are met with minimal service disruption.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Oversees the selection of transportation related carriers, researching, qualifying and sourcing vendors.

  • Ensures carriers meet company needs and standards through evaluating carrier coverage areas, service levels, financial history and pricing.

  • Maintains and enhances TMS functionality. Monitors TMS compliance and low cost carrier usage.

  • Manages transportation service levels as a liaison between locations and core carriers, evaluating use of approved and non-authorized carriers to ensure maximum service levels.

  • Represents company needs through analyzing and negotiating contracts with carriers.

  • Directs the integration of acquired companies to ensure compliance with company needs and standards.

  • Generates reports on productivity, cost, service, savings, benchmarking, compliance, roll-out schedules and carrier metrics .

Nature and Scope

  • Solutions require analysis and investigation.

  • Achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles and practical experience.

  • Manages a group or team of professional individual contributors and/or indirectly supervises support staff.

Work Environment

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen years of age

  • Must pass the Drug Test

  • Must pass the Background Check

  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

Education and Experience

  • Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline. Generally 7+ years experience in related field. May require certification. Advanced degree may offset less experience in some disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in supply chain or industrial engineering preferred. Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) a plus.

  • Proficient in TMS (MercuryGate TMS, JDA, LeanLogistics, Manhattan Associates) functionality and reporting (MercuryGate Edge).

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). MicroStrategy, Tableau, SAP and Oracle experience a plus.

  • Experience in transportation modeling tools (JDA Transportation Modeler, MercuryGate Mojo, Llamasoft Transportation Guru) a plus.

  • 6+ years of experience in transportation, preferably in a distribution or manufacturing sector.

  • Working knowledge of governmental regulations including HazMat, Customs, NAFTA, OSHA and DOT.

  • Strong knowledge of contract analysis/writing and freight audit process.



Job ID 2016-19769

Business Unit Corporate GSC

Posted Date 10/5/2016

Functional Area Transportation

Job Locations US - GA - Atlanta

Remote Position? No

Position Type Full-Time