Transportation Coordinator

at Shearer's Foods
Location Massillon, Ohio
Date Posted March 1, 2024
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Shearer's is a leading contract manufacturer and private label supplier in the snack industry in North America. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, Shearer's has 17 state-of-the-art, geographically diverse manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania,  Virginia, Iowa, Ontario and Alberta, Canada, including one of the industry's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum LEED certified facilities in Massillon, Ohio. The Company is known for producing the highest quality snacks in assorted flavors and sizes, including kettle cooked potato chips, traditional potato chips, tortilla chips, cheese curls and other extruded snacks, and corn chips, as well as cookies, crackers, and wafers.



Massillon, OH (Hybrid)                                           


The Transportation Coordinator will oversee transportation logistics and ensure products are delivered on time and according to regulations. The position will support the Supply Chain Team and report to the Transportation Manager.

Your Seat at the Table:

  • Work efficiently with Customer Service and Warehousing to achieve established shared goals, support order changes, special requests, and customer freight requirements.
  • Evaluates and implements transportation and distribution procedures to maximize delivery efficiency for international, intercompany, and raw material transportation methods.
  • Conduct Shipment level speed and transit analysis to identify cost effectiveness, considering the needs of the business.
  • Identify variances and work with the Transportation Team to optimize costs & service.
  • Researches and analyzes transportation and pricing data global freight costs/classifications, tariffs, delivery methods, routing needs and delivery schedules in collaborations with vendors and suppliers to minimize delivery costs.
  • Analyze transportation operations, including performance and productivity data, error rates and their root causes.
  • Manage operational process improvement projects, I.E., Order life cycle reductions, implementing SOP’s.
  • Identify and lead projects to help measure and improve lane routing and performance.
  • Monitor and analyze carrier expectations, execution, reporting and data integrity to ensure accountability from both internal and external partners.
  • Monitor exception reports and partner with Procurement, Customer Service & Production Planning to create and initiate action plans to resolve repetitive service issues.
  • Own development and maintain SOP’s.
  • Become coordinator-level user in JDA TMS.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Minimum one year of Logistics and/or Warehouse experience 
  • Highly analytical approach to problem solving, leveraging expertise in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Must have strong time management - responsible for managing own timelines and set priorities.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to assess situations quickly and provide alternate solutions is key to success.
  • Willingness to question status quo and seek answers independently.
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to build and maintain relationships within our Transportation Team and our Supply Chain Team, both verbal and written 
  • Flexible and adaptable; priorities change frequently based on business demands, the ability to change direction quickly is critical.
  • Ability to develop new tools and processes to support Shearer’s overall goals and objectives.
  • Performs other or additional duties as assigned. 
  • Excellent organizational skills

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.


You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Note: Shearer’s does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Shearer’s is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.