Transportation Manager

at Shearer's Foods
Location Massillon, Ohio
Date Posted February 6, 2022
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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Shearer’s is a privately held producer, leading co-manufacturer and distributor of quality snack foods sold under the Shearer’s brand, and other private labels. Ranking number one in private brand and contract manufactured salty snacks, as well as the number two supplier of private brand cookies and crackers in North America, you love our products, although you may not be familiar with our name!  We utilize our manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to our partners, who are nationally recognized retail and restaurant brands. With exceptional competence in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, we continue to embrace significant growth in each segment of our business. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, we have over 5,000 associates in 12 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution sites in North America. You can visit our website at .

Transportation Manager 

Position Summary:

The Transportation Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all the activities related to transportation operations within the company.  Additionally, this individual will evaluate and design transportation and distribution procedures to maximize logistical efficiencies. The position will provide analytics regarding freight costs, delivery methods and schedules to minimize internal & external costs and maximize customer satisfaction.


Job Description:

  • Ensure customer goods move from distribution warehouses through the supply chain to the end user.
  • Establish quality transportation services.
  • Develop partnerships with outside carriers.
  • Utilize services of less-than-truckload carriers, air, and intermodal to handle fulfillment shipments.
  • Supervise scheduling of shipments.
  • Manage performance of corporate individual site transportation coordinators.
  • Recruit, train, motivate, coach, and mentor transportation team.
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement and customer satisfaction opportunities.
  • Conduct annual freight RFP.
  • Plan and implement freight budgets.
  • Support Corporate Distribution and Transportation teams through data mining, analytics, and recommendations to reduce operating costs.
  • Calculate the medium/short term transport planning, taking into account the desired delivery date and costs.
  • Generate carrier tracking & customer fulfillment reports as necessary.
  • Optimize freight costs and lanes for customers to reduce total landed costing.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to resolve challenges to help ensure orders are shipped on time.
  • Track & optimize internal intercompany material movement costs.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Statistics/analytic background is required.
  • Minimum 5 years proven managerial experience.
  • Experience in logistics/supply chain is strongly preferred.
  • Must demonstrate advanced Excel/modeling skills (pivot tables, lookups, functions, etc.)
  • Able to query and analyze business data needs for initiatives and provide operational recommendations.
  • Ability to manipulate large data sets into graphs, charts, and presentations.
  • Strong technical/analytic/problem-solving skills a must.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills when communicating with customers or teammates.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be organized, dependable, self-motivated, professional person with the ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

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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