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Transportation Specialist, Toronto

Last update 2023-09-22
Expires 2023-07-24
ID #1845769685
Transportation Specialist, Toronto
Canada, Ontario, Toronto,
Modified September 16, 2023


Job Title: Transportation Specialist

Location: Toronto, Ontario

About Us:

We are proud to say we are one of Forbes 2022 Canada's Best Employers; here's why

Lactalis Canada is enriching and nurturing the lives of Canadians with a diverse offering of dairy products such as Black Diamond Cheese, Lactantia Milk, Astro Yogurt, Balderson Cheese, and Cheestrings; our products are in 94% of Canadian homes For over 140 years we've grown through innovation and a strong dedication to quality, and we're looking for like minded individuals to keep that growth progressing by joining our team

We offer a hybrid working model to accommodate the evolving needs of our employees, allowing for flexible work-weeks with 40% work-from-home. Our office has a collaborative, newly renovated workspace with a number of amazing benefits; free parking, free coffee, free yummy Lactalis snacks, a free on-site gym and other great perks to provide the best possible environment for success

About the opportunity:

The Transportation Specialist is accountable for ensuring that all third-party service providers, on behalf of Lactalis nationally, execute on-time error-free deliveries to Lactalis's customers. The position organizes and tenders movement requirements to carriers, analyzes rate tariffs, freight classification, and delivery schedules, and makes recommendations to ensure Lactalis's rates are the lowest possible while maintaining premium service levels

The attributes we are looking for:

  • Ensure the smooth movement of both finished goods and raw materials to our internal and external customers by managing all day-to-day issues in real time and ensure corrective actions are put in place. Carrier metrics for on time deliveries and claims are reported monthly to assist in carrier effectiveness reporting.
  • Organize primary transport, from plants to distribution centers and ensure the best saturation of vehicles in terms of weight and volume, as well as price
  • Utilizing ORD (TMS), organize and optimize customer deliveries by building Truck Load (TL), plus stops (load planning) and by interconnecting primary and secondary transports to get favorable rates for each truckload per lane per carrier.
  • Participate in the development and the optimization of the transportation plan to enable greater efficiency of the distribution network. Propose and implement continuous improvement solutions to reduce Lactalis transportation cost.
  • Ensure accurate audits are performed and sign off is given for the Linehaul Carriers freight invoices. Accurate invoice audit and approval for third party carrier invoices through (Ebydos/Workflow).
  • Participate in the tendering process by gathering lane/shipping information about the national transportation activity and customers' profile as well as making recommendations to management and assisting with implementation of changes as required.
  • Monitor the efficiency of work, using daily and weekly operational key performance indicators. Propose and implement quick actions to reduce cost and service deviation.
  • Act as key liaison between Lactalis Customer Service Group, the Supply Planning Group and third party Carriers. Provide daily shipment tracking and reporting in support of the OTD program. facilitate communication between the stakeholders ensuring that all issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Manage National freight claims to ensure that Lactalis has properly processed and received payment for products damaged or lost when in the possession of our third party Carriers. Manage National freight deductions ensuring that deductions adhere to the agreed upon rate and to ensure corrective action to reduce freight penalties that Lactalis receives.
  • Participate in key transportation projects and support annual continuous improvement initiatives

What you will bring:

  • Bachelors Degree or College diploma with relevant experience
  • CITT / PLOG certification preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Transportation.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications such as Excel and Access.
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player.
  • Customer Service focused.
  • Ability to achieve positive results, and focus continuously on process and cost opportunities.

What Lactalis will offer:

  • Lactalis Canada believes in rewarding its people with the following comprehensive benefits package and perks: Competitive Compensation packages
  • A Performance-Based Bonus System
  • 4 Weeks of Vacation
  • Comprehensive extended Health and Dental Benefits effective day 1
  • A Pension Program with an Employer Match at 100% of up to 6%
  • Tuition reimbursement plan of up to $3,000/year
  • A Volunteer Day to give back to your community
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • A commitment to internal career advancement with potential for international mobility
  • Maternity / Adoption / Parental top up program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Dress for your day culture
  • Paid bereavement and jury duty time off
  • Paid leave to an employee for either an application or confirmation of citizenship
  • Flexibility for course examination

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/EOE:

Bring Your Uniqueness to Grow Our Culture:

We believe each and every individual within the organization provides value. When we encourage and include the voices of all diverse backgrounds and perspectives, we open doors to unforeseen growth and allow individuals to bring their full authentic selves to work. In order to celebrate the uniqueness of our people and the communities in which we operate, we are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive workplace that fosters real belonging for all.

Lactalis is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the member of the Talent Acquisition team in a timely fashion of any disabilities that requires accommodation measures in order to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Please note Lactalis Canada does not request a credit check or conduct other background checks through the LinkedIn application process. If any of the foregoing is required, a Lactalis Canada employee will contact you after a Job Offer has been signed by you.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Transportation specialist

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