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Job ID #:6747
Position Type:Regular Full-Time
Experience Required:7 - 10 Years
Job Category:Transportation
Location:Orlando, FL US
Education Required:Bachelors Degree
Relocation Provided:No Relocation Offered

CHEP is the world leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world's largest companies. CHEP issues, collects, conditions and reissues more than 285 million pallets and containers from a global network of more than 500 service centers in 42 countries, helping manufacturers and growers transport their products to distributors and retailers.

CHEP partners with customers to develop pooling solutions that ensure reduced product damage, offer enhanced delivery efficiencies, eliminate waste and cut supply chain costs, adding exceptional value for its customers. With more than 300,000 customers around the globe, including Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Carrefour, Kellogg's, Woolworths, Kraft, Nestlé, Lion Nathan, The Home Depot, Tesco, Unilever, Hewlett Packard, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for "Handling The World's Most Important Products…Everyday."

CHEP employs more than 7,700 employees in 42 countries and benefits from more than four decades of industry experience internationally.

Position Purpose

Develop, implement, and manage successful transportation and supply chain strategies designed to reduce costs and improve customer service. Implement a “World Class” Transportation Business Plan which dramatically improves customer delivery capabilities and the reduction of delivery costs on an annual basis.


Primary objective will be to lead and manage a team that sources transportation capacity across all modes, domestic and international, and delivers on-time to our customers at the lowest possible cost. Lead people and develop processes to ensure high productivity and maximum value creation in transportation operations while providing excellent service to both internal and external customers.  Constantly challenge established practices to improve processes as the business climate changes and the operation evolves to meet / exceed requirements.  Lend strategic insights for special projects, such as implementing company-wide productivity and service initiatives. Play a lead role in the attainment of the strategic and financial objectives of the company relying on a history of significant and verifiable budget experience.  Demonstrate the ability to mentor and develop personnel by preparing direct and indirect reports to move on to future career opportunities within the organization.



Annual Revenue Budget: $370M

Number of Countries: 1

Number of Locations: centralized in Orlando, contacts nationwide


Major/Key Accountabilities

  • Create and direct a transport procurement strategy to deliver cost controls and service improvements.
  • Direct key responsibilities to reports as well as, providing a common vision, successful attitude and a defined set of priorities.
  • Lead managers to determine team objectives to align with company objectives and transportation strategy.
  • Establish budget and quickly and clearly explain, with data, any variance between actual costs and budget.
  • Lead collaboration with customers to deliver shared transport benefits.
  • Approve and recommend transport procurement cost changes, leading teams through the procurement process – benchmarking and comparing alternatives.
  • Drive Supply Chain related process improvements, and support supply chain initiatives to meet business goals.
  • Progressive student of the Truck Load industry, reporting meaningful changes to leadership, relating to CHEP’s performance – including best guess forecasting.
  • Direct IT planning for systems to best manage transportation procurement, tender process and load and trailer tracking. 
  • Mentor, coach and counsel, and develop personnel to ensure corporate career planning objectives are met.
  • Perform related duties as assigned which may not be listed above but which are within the general occupational series and responsibility level associated with the position.



  • Savings
  • Inflation mitigation / performance compared to benchmarks
  • On time performance / customer satisfaction
  • Employee engagement and enablement


Authority/ Decision Making

  • Purchasing decisions; Sources $370M annually in contracted freight
  • Recommendations for ~$10M per year contract negotiations, to include changing suppliers
  • Team building, people decisions such as hiring, firing
  • Customer problem resolution 
  • Working autonomously or having limited access to immediate manager
  • Working in a matrix environment


Key contacts


  • Supply Chain
  • Sales
  • IT


  • Carriers / trucking companies
  • BluJay, MacroPoint, and other software vendors
  • Customers



Essential Qualifications:

  • Team building
  • transportation procurement experience,
  • negotiations experience
  • proven analytical experience 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Managing managers
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Six Sigma / Lean experience



  • Team building and managing people to improve engagement and enablement
  • Transportation procurement experience
  • Big data analytics
  • Leading meetings with executive presence


Skills and Knowledge

  • Transportation procurement
  • Transportation benchmarking
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Presentation building



  • English 

Come join an extremely successful performance and growth oriented team, we'd love to hear from you. A highly competitive compensation and benefit package including retirement benefits, educational reimbursement, and more is offered in conjunction with an exciting, fast paced work environment. Come help us… Handle the World's Most Important Products. Everyday. EOE

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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