The primary responsibility of the Transportation Manager is production planning and expediting; materials management; transportation to and from the plant; shipping, receiving and traffic management.
The Transportation Manager manages and oversees transportation management programs and systems to ensure the efficient movement of product and goods.
The Transportation Manager typically serves as member of management and is considered a senior level consulting within the organization. As such, the Transportation Manager provides functional, technical or process leadership. The organization will depend on this person's management of multiple teams. The Transportation Manager generally is responsible for high complexity and ambiguity. As such, the Transportation Manager provides tactical responsibilities.
Transportation Manager Job Responsibilities
The Transportation Manager generally has the following
Manages and oversees transportation programs in accordance with an organization's policies and budget constraints.
Develops and manages relationships with customers, vendors, contractors and others to provide transportation services.
Determines the most cost effective, efficient and safe method of transportation for products and services.
Oversees and reviews all billing documents for accuracy and timeliness.
Transportation Manager Competencies
The complete Transportation Manager Manager's Guide
includes the 30
key competencies expected of Transportation Manager. The report defines each Competency
in detail. The report also explains what level of proficiency Transportation Manager
should have in that Competency, as well as how important that Competency is to performing
the role well.
Among the 30 Competencies for Transportation Manager is...
Change Control - MFG
You may observe several behaviors in a person that could be strong indicators of his or her capabilities in the Change Control - MFG competency. The Transportation Manager is expected to demonstrate Extensive experience in the Change Control - MFG competency. To demonstrate Extensive experience in the Change Control - MFG competency, one should demonstrate knowledge of and experience with effectively managing changes to the production environment and process.
Explains key issues in implementing equipment and technology changes to a production environment.
Reviews all planned changes and associated documentation; assesses potential impact and risk.
Leads the change planning process involving all relevant players.
Defines and publishes comprehensive change plans; incorporates into contingency plans.
Oversees the development of change management standards and procedures.
Participates in the evaluation, selection and implementation of change management systems.