Transportation Lane Specialist - Houston, TX


Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for getting product delivered to final customer.   Ensure visibility and delivery/return of products within the supply chain.  Partners with and manages Fulfillment & Logistics providers in getting products to and from customers including cost, velocity and quality.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute product transition plans to effectively migrate through the product life cycle without customer delivery interruptions or excess material supply.
  • Develop and implement plans to support forecasted needs commodities.
  • Effectively prepare the Operations teams in developing capacity and supply plans that meet the prescribed demand as well as providing insight for contingency planning.
  • Analyze the demand and supply position of platforms and commodities to optimize product availability and cost.
  • Provide recommendations to best utilize the available supply and mitigate impact on demand changes.
  • Implement optimal commodity management strategies.
  • Accountable for the backlog and capacity management of the fulfillment locations.
  • Manage exceptions including expedites, order prioritization and delivery escalation.
  • Implement and execute process change.
  • Address all employee performance problems promptly and directly in accordance with personnel policies.
  • Assist operations, shipping and receiving as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of work experience and completion of the LDP Program.
  • Minimum three to four years related experience.
  • Minimum three years industry experience preferred.

Certifications and Licenses

  • Professional certification may be required in some areas.

Languages and Communication Skills

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from multi-functional and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees and customers.

Computer Skills

  • Computer literate
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and job specific software applications.

Other Skills/Experience

  • Basic understanding of business financial principles including P & L's, budgets, payroll, financial reporting and expense control.
  • Ability to allocate work assignments and/or tasks responsibilities to others to maximize the organization's and the individual's effectiveness.
  • Ability to make customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive relationships.
  • Ability to take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.
  • Explores alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain all parties' support and acceptance.
  • Analyzes complex problems and develops alternative solutions.
  • Ability to model the organization's vision and values and lead others.
  • Ability to plan work for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Effectively participates in and /or supervises department projects related to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to accomplish work goals; develop individual relationships by listening, sharing ideas, and appreciating others' efforts.
  • Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.

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