Lowe's Transportation Manager in Pittston, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

The Transportation Manager (RTM) overseas all aspects of

transportation into and out of the Distribution Center. The RTM leads a high

performing team of coaches that is responsible for monitoring the movement of

all freight efficiently into the RDC and Outbound to the stores. The incumbent

strives to meet key performance indicator targets and budget constraints. The

Transportation Manager also examines delivery routes (transportation lanes) for

cost-saving opportunities and efficiencies. This person is responsible for

maintaining good relations with the carriers and the stores serviced by the

carriers and RDC. The Transportation Manager resolves emergent issues and

implements safety programs for the Transportation Department. Will need to work

a flexible schedule.


Functions and Responsibilities:

Adhere to Safety Policies and Procedures (Cleanliness and orderliness, Trailer

integrity, Load quality, Job Safety Analysis to identify risks)

Train, mentor, and support Assistant Transportation Managers (if applicable)

and Transportation Coaches (weekday inbound, weekday outbound, weekend

in/outbound); create training guides as needed.

Work as the Lowe’s regional subject matter expert for all matters dealing with

transportation initiatives or questions as required.

Backup Transportation Coaches as required

Share all information and decisions with coaches to foster development

Hire employees capable of working in a team and multi-tasking in a hectic


Set expectations for team performance (Good judgment in gray areas; common

sense, Customer service as “the face of Lowe’s”, Data entry and transportation

documentation accuracy, Leadership, Initiative, Quick decision-making, Team

player, Ask questions and reach out to peers in network, Driven)

Monitor overall freight costs for RDC and adjust where appropriate.

Identify transportation savings by researching lane and cost savings.

Work with operations to maximize cube per trailer to reduce transportation


Work with carrier partners on lane rates and vendor pickups

Use JDA system (formerly Manugistics)

Monitor outstanding freight payment reports and work with CSC to ensure carrier


• Ensure on-time service to

stores; if carrier late, put contact and carrier on notice and require action

plan to correct



color:windowtext">• Ensure inbound loads are being picked up in timely fashion

color:windowtext">• Work with carriers to promote efficient transportation

operations for better service and lower rates

color:windowtext">• Work with vendors to use core carriers to reduce

transportation costs

color:windowtext">• Support Planning and Operations as required by doing the

following: Trailers in right place at right time, Yard management, Trailers

cubed out

color:windowtext">• Analyze and follow-up on feedback from Customer-Focused

Distribution surveys

color:windowtext">• Utilize transportation foundation programs (Cost

management, Secure capacity, Execution excellence, Foster development)

color:windowtext">• Create backhaul savings by partnering with carriers and

vendors; implement saving opportunities if a backhaul can be secured

• Resolve

issues with carriers and issue escalations from drivers

color:windowtext">Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

color:windowtext">• Lead and develop Assistant Transportation Manager,

Transportation Coach and Team Member.

color:windowtext">• Partner with peers and CSC to identify key initiatives /

best methods

• Set

performance action plan if required

Preferred Qualifications :

College degree (or higher) in Transportation or Supply Chain Management


Experience as a Transportation Coach

Previous experience as a Coach in the Lowe’s Supply Chain Network

Previous transportation or supply chain industry experience

Job ID: 1382585BR

Line of Business: Distribution

Job Category: Distribution Management

Department: 0301 - DC Managers

Employment Type I: Regular

Employment Type II: Full-Time

Location #: 1449

Location Name: Pittston, PA RDC

City: Pittston

State: PA

EEO Statement:

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.