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Transportation Solutions Specialist, Ground and Air (Remote)

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Date: 14-Sep-2021

Location: US

Company: Purolator

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At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?


Job Description

Monday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST *to support West Coast, TSD and support Air Direct.

**After initial 12 months of onboarding the hours will change to 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST


Location: This opportunity is remote **Ideally we are looking for candidates that can work out of our district offices in Jericho NY, Detroit MI, Chicago IL, and Philadelphia PA.  Using one of those offices as a home market would be ideal.  Depending on the location of the candidate, this position may be remote, or may be domiciled within one of our offices within the United States. 


Job Summary

The primary focus of the Specialist is to provide tactical support to the Sr. Manager, Transportation (Purchased) within the Trans Network Control Department.  Providing cost effective Ground & Air transportation solutions to our customers & the organization.  The main objective of this role is to consistently strive to exceed our customer’s service requirements.


Previous Experience Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience in logistics and transportation (both ground and air)
  • Robust experience analyzing new business opportunities and existing reports and data extracts to identify cost and/or service improvement opportunities

  • Experience developing solutions to complex issues

  • Experience with cross-border and intra US transportation

  • International Air experience required


Job Function:

  • Vet and source new potential partner carriers
  • Vet and source new pickup and delivery agents that are TSA compliant
  • Negotiate rates and contractual terms with vendors
  • Identify new lanes/pickups to support our customer needs throughout the US and Canada
  • Grow Carrier base to support Rest of World transportation
  • Work closely with the Pricing team to create most cost effective solution that meets the customers service requirements
  • Coordinate with Sales & Pricing departments for new account acquisition
  • Update and maintain our internal Transportation Management system with rates and address changes
  • Manage existing & new relationships with various motor carriers and air charter providers
  • Ensure cost effective execution of our Air transportation network
  • Coordinate carrier change calls
  • Become the main liaison between carriers and PI
  • Coordinate partner carrier on boarding calls
  • Manage vendor contracts and compliance with insurance coverage requirements. Including TSA updated documentation as needed
  • Work with our legal team to ensure all vendor contracts are input to our vendor compliance database
  • Manage the competitive bid process and report on changes in purchased transportation expense line
  • Timely analysis of new business opportunities which leverages the existing transportation network when possible. 
  • Analyze existing reports and data extracts to identify cost and / or service improvement opportunities
  • Utilize existing technology to develop tools which aid in the process of data analysis
  • Work with Dispatch department on problem resolution. (Service issues, Rates, ETC..)
  • Collaboration with sales, freight payment, dispatch, customer service, and field operations teams as required
  • Carry out other duties as appropriate and as assigned by his/her Manager


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

  • Excel - Intermediate (Pivot Tables, Filtering, Formulas)
  • Transportation Management System experience
  • Experience required to effectively coordinate and lead meetings using MS Teams and Zoom to host 10 – 15 carrier calls per month
  • Excels in a fast paced, team environment which compliments initiative and desire to strive for excellence
  • Demonstrated ability using MS OFFICE, (EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT)
  • MS ACCESS skills would be considered an asset
  • Cross border and Intra U.S transportation knowledge and International Air experience required
  • Experience working with ERP systems


Working Conditions: Under which the job is performed include, but are not limited to concentrated visual or auditory attention, repetitive movements (i.e. typing, data entry), high volume telephone activity, extensive sitting during work hours 







Location:                    Open to various locations  
Working Conditions: Office Environment 

Reports to:                  Purchased Transportation Manager 

Purolator is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Aboriginal/Indigenous status or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to

At Purolator, every day is an opportunity for our employees to connect with one another and with our customers to help make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play.

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