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Transportation Manager - SCM

Highland, Illinois
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Distribution Division is currently seeking a Transportation Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Highland, IL location.

Position Overview: 
The Logistics Manager is accountable for a $42 Million spend in Flatbed, Small Parcel, Intermodal, LTL, and Ocean Freight supporting B-Line customers and operations worldwide.  Reporting to the division Supply Chain Manager and working with the Eaton EIIG Transportation team, the Logistics Manager administers transportation policies to optimize service and minimize cost.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Stay up to date on the transportation and logistics market including fuel prices, capacity and developments which could impact the B-Line global business. 
  • Proactively take action to mitigate risk and advise senior management accordingly. 
  • Provide direction to the entire organization on carrier and vendor selection, mode usage, and service pricing for both inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Oversee the freight payment process.
  • Review logistics spend and customer freight charges to ensure alignment with financial goals.
  • Review carrier and vendor selection to ensure compliance with logistics strategy.
  • Assist when required with rate rationalization, bid and negotiation process.
  • Conduct regular business reviews with carriers and vendors.
  • Work with Sales, Marketing, Finance and other internal stakeholders on the establishment and improvement of transportation programs.
  • Conduct in-depth logistical analysis around mode and carrier selection, product placement and sequencing in order to improve service and drive down freight costs.  
  • Work with customer service to resolve issues on specific transportation problems and to expedite shipments when necessary
  • Identify opportunities, develop concepts and implement solutions to reduce non-value added activities and cost. 
    Leadership Responsibilities 

  • Ensure that the quality of the work by the team meets, if not exceeds, the expectations of the business.
  • Increase the productivity and impact of the team through improvement programs and initiatives.
  • Monitor performance, provide regular feedback, and conduct employee performance reviews.
  • Develop the team.
  • Promote a positive working environment that enables and encourages teamwork and excellence.
  • Manage departmental budget.


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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required

·       7 years’ experience in logistics/distribution/supply chain functions

·       Proficient with MS office applications, in particular Excel and PowerPoint

·       Experience in the transportation and logistics industry

·       No relocation is offered for this position. Only candidates located within 50 miles of Highland, IL will be considered for this position.


Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified for the role)

·       MBA a plus

·       10 years’ experience in logistics/distribution/supply chain functions

·       Experience preferably with flatbed, intermodal and international freight forwarder

·       Negotiation skills

·       Analytical skills such as being able to extract data, organize it in Excel or Access, utilize it to make key business decisions and communicate it throughout the organization



We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – Canada
Organization: EPG BLD BLine Division

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 054584