Pinnacle Foods

  • Transportation Manager

    Location US-NJ-Cherry Hill
    Job ID
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.



    The Transportation Manager is responsible for the execution of overall transportation strategy to include on-time performance, management of all transportation costs, project management, and carrier development. This position is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations and maximizing the efficiency of carrier’s service, but will have a focus on the long term strategic logistics goals of the company. The Transportation Manager will be responsible for the management of relationships with the current carrier base to meet customer service demands and manage all transportation costs. This individual will also analyze new opportunities that will enhance the logistics network.





    • Lead strategic transportation projects
    • Accountable for all service and cost KPI’s and identify and manage trends
    • Resolve chronic service and capacity issues; ensure PFG carriers are performing to expectations and maintain corrective action plans for those that are not. Proactively identify problems and swiftly work with senior management to implement the appropriate solution
    • Identify opportunities for freight reductions and various service improvement projects. Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes 
    • Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution
    • Prepare reports on logistics performances capturing all KPI measures for upper management review. 
    • Provide ongoing analysis in areas such as transportation cost, carrier performance and CWT. Enhance the development of our performance metrics
    • Practical hands-on project implementation, program management, or strategic performance management experience a plus
    • Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum weight efficiency and minimum cost are being obtained.
    • Be the liaison between the transportation department and other internal departments 
    • Need to work independently and handle multiple projects in the absence of detailed instruction
    • Ensure the plan is in accordance with all the company's strategies, goals, objectives, and procedures while meeting its financial commitments
    • Manage the primary activities of the deployment and delivery cycle including: planning (load building and mode/carrier selection), execution (tendering, track trace and scheduling), and reporting (performance to budget, compliance)





    • Four or more years of relevant experience, preferably in a food manufacturing business
    • Two or more years of direct leadership experience
    • Transportation Management System experience a plus
    • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
    • Independently motivated
    • Creative and innovative
    • Results oriented
    • Excellent people and communication skills
    • Strong analytical and statistical skills
    • Ability to work independently and on a compressed time schedule
    • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills required.
    • Must have the ability to interface with carrier’s representatives


    • BS/BA in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or Engineering


    • Transportation Analyst


    Up to 20%


    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.






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