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Traffic Supervisor

Supply Chain/Logistics

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Location: Fife, WA, United States
Job ID: 2019-3465

North America Traffic Supervisor

Position is Work from Home, however candidates must be local to the Western Washington area. 
Must be able to travel for various meetings in Fife, WA, Bellevue, WA, and Renton, WA.


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To:  NA Supply and Logistics Manager



Directs:  n/a



Support Savers vision by assisting the S&L Manager in overseeing the balancing of external supply throughout the US and Canada, including shipping, freight and distribution requirements from third party suppliers and vendors.  Management of “OK” supply logistics activities and operational linkages with Savers Field Management teams.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Posses a clear understanding of freight movement strategies and how to impact them
  • Demonstrate logical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Able to understand financial measurements and how to impact them
  • Strong knowledge of all transportation modes, including intermodal, domestic ocean freight, domestic airfreight, consolidation and distribution
  • Working knowledge of financial data, budgets and variance analysis
  • Demonstrated planning and organization skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Ability to think and act as a business owner in the thrift industry
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and external customers
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Ability to make or influence decisions
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to establish relationships with peers, internal and external customers and vendors
  • Ability to participate on and lead projects
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft 365 including Excel, Outlook, Sharepoint and OneDrive
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversite of the Traffic Department in coordination with, and the absence of the S&L Manager
  • Supervise Traffic Administrators to ensure in-stock position at stores while operating at lowest possible cost
  • Develop long-term relationships with brokers and/or with carriers.
  • Oversee the Traffic department to effectively schedule deliveries to ensure optimal service
  • Take action as necessary to keep inventory at acceptable levels, managing investment and turns
  • Monitor feedback service levels of freight providers, taking appropriate action as necessary to ensure quality standards are met and maintained.
  • Assist in the development of metrics related to key corporate and department budget goals and responsibilities.
  • Work closely; with the NA Supply and Logistics Manager to meet the supply goals in a cost effective manner.
  • Oversee the timely processing of freight payable and storage vendor invoices, including but not limited to problem solving process and business rules between Savers AP & Finance departments and 3rd party payable vendor(s).
  • Interact with Procurement on freight and storage RFPs, providing support and insight as required
  • Develop reporting on timeliness of location requests for service; provide monthly feedback to Sourcing RSCM team

Minimum Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or a related field or 4-5 years experience in Supply chain planning/distribution/transportation

Physical Requirements:



Other Information:

  • Will need to learn and operate the company proprietary systems.


Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Telephone
  • Copy machine
  • Fax machine



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