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Transportation Specialist

Tolleson, AZ
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Job Title: Transportation Specialist
Company: 001 Safeway Inc
Country: U.S.
State/Province: Arizona
City: Tolleson
Position Category: Supply Chain/Distribution/Logistics/Manufacturing
Requisition Number: SUPL193992
Job Description: Albertsons Safeway is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization includes 2,230 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 19 manufacturing plants with over 250,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. The company is privately owned with supermarkets across the country that include: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw’s, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.

The Corporate Traffic Department has an opening for a Transportation Specialist. This position is located in Tolleson, Arizona.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Day to day operational accountability for Safeway's LTL, truckload and intermodal programs, which include both dry and perishable commodities.
• Strong working knowledge of the produce industry.
• Analyze the transportation cost per lane and commodity.
• Responsible for negotiating rates and resolving service issues with carriers.
• Work as a team player with internal staff and external customers to accomplish least cost/on-time delivery service.
• Communicate with buyers, vendors, and warehouse personnel on order changes and problems.
• Working knowledge of freight claim liability and resolution.
• Working knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.
• Tender shipments to carriers.
• Actively engage in business unit tactical plan initiatives such as carrier optimization strategy, preferred methods, net landed cost, and decision support tools.
• Special projects as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in Transportation, Logistics, or Business related field preferred.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
• 2+ years transportation purchasing experience.
• Ability to think both strategically and tactically.
• Knowledge of both dry and perishable commodities.
• Able to query and analyze business data needs for initiatives and provide operational recommendations.
• Excellent analytical, negotiating, and problem-solving skills.
• Proven customer service skills.
• Detail-oriented and able to work independently as well as part of an integrated team.
• Operational Experience applying Lean Six Sigma tools a plus.

Diversity is fundamental at Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. And a diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace – all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.



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