Transportation Manager (m/f/d)

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  • Multicultured and diverse environment
  • Responsibility of global transporataion activities


Our client is a global corporation focusing on the consumer goods segment with its international operations based in the Zurich area. To strengthen their supply chain operations, they are looking for a Transportation Manager.


The main scope of the Transportation Manager is to manage, improve and drive the in- & outbound transportation process for the business unit. In addition, the focus of the position will be mainly ensuring efficient and effective outbound operations; as well as operating the inbound logistics to the production site and distribution centers, whilst covering customs & trade regulatory environment for the business unit. The position holder will manage a team of traffic coordinators and subject matter experts, whilst reporting to the EMEA Logistics and Transportation Director.
The key responsibilities of the Transportation Manager are:
  • Manage and develop the transportations & customs team to ensure high level performance on transportation services of inbound/outbound shipments from internal/external suppliers as well as support the team members in their career/performance development
  • Improve the transportation processes, service levels, quality, cost effectiveness and sustainability
  • Handle freight tenders in coordination with the regional/global transportation teams and indirect procurement stakeholders while staying aligned with the given budget
  • Cooperate with service providers at the airport (handling agents, forwarding etc.)
  • Be the go-to person for customs and regulatory matters
  • Act as the internal subject matter expert for end-to-end supply chain reviews of the responsible business unit (incl. its regional representations and customers)
  • Ensure the latest professional and sustainable traffic/export knowledge to the team via trainings and coaching
  • Safeguard SOX compliance and update the related documentations and SOP's within the responsible business unit
  • Drive internal projects and take initiatives on value realization


For this core function in the supply chain operations, the successful candidate should provide:
  • An academic background in Transportation, Supply Chain, Logistics or comparable field (e.g. advanced studies in forwarding)
  • At least 8 years of experience ideally within an international consumer goods environment and proven track record in similar function preferably on the Shipper-side
  • Profound knowledge of the international transportations (air/ocean/truck) and its regulatory environment (IATA, IMO, ADR)
  • Proven knowledge of Transport Management Systems and sound SAP exposure
  • Experience in managing complex trade and customs rules and regulations (AEO, Known Shipper, Bonded Warehouse)
  • Customer centric and solution-oriented individual, striving for operational excellence
  • Sound experience in project and stakeholder management
  • Proven leadership capabilities with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical and conceptual mindset with a flexible, supportive and creative approach
  • Business level fluency in English required, German language knowledge is a plus


The selected candidate will be awarded with competitive benefits, services and resources crowned with strong career opportunities.

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