Transportation Specialist

Tacoma, Washington


-Perform a broad range of Logistics responsibilities with a focus on special projects and corporate endeavors, Provide branch-level Transportation support and education, Assist TDC -Provide excellent customer service by responding promptly and treating all external and internal customers fairly and honestly; provide knowledgeable and insightful transportation support to Gensco teams. -Manage RFP Transportation bid projects; manage Gensco branch relocation projects; evaluate the expansion of Columbia Only product trucks; provide Transportation consulting services for Corporate endeavors. -Work with branch teams to ensure shipping SOP adherence; provide parcel shipping support for UPS World Ship and FedEx Ship Manager Systems; support and promptly resolve branch-level local carrier concerns and issues. -Evaluate current processes for improvement and efficiency opportunities; make recommendations based upon experience, knowledge and industry contacts/information; identify freight spend saving opportunities. -Understand the intricacies of TDC Transportation; assist with daily activities of TDC Transportation; serve as back up to the TDC Transportation Manager, TDC Transportation Supervisor and TDC Administration Supervisor.


  • Four year degree required
  • Minimum of three years of related traffic experience in a distribution environment preferred
  • Strong contract/pricing negotiation skills required
  • Experience with all modes of domestic transportation
  • Familiarity with Parcel shipping
  • Knowledge of DOT regulations and Hazmat requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, the ability to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong decision making abilities - understands impact and implications of decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details and meet deadlines with 100% accuracy
  • Customer service oriented, responds to requests with the proper sense of urgency (Internal/External)
  • Strong PC skills including Word, Excel are required, access and PowerPoint are preferred.
  • Willing to “think out of the box” and identify process improvement opportunities
  • Lean/Kaizen/Six Sigma experience desired
  • Strong personal initiative and work ethic required
  • Ability to travel overnight required

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our team members enjoy excellent wages and a comprehensive benefits package.
Benefits include health care coverage, LTD, 401k Profit Sharing Retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holidays and paid sick leave.
Come join our successful team!
Gensco is an equal opportunity employer.

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