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Transportation Manager, Specialty Logistics - 18 Month Contract at Innomar Strategies Inc.

Transportation Manager, Specialty Logistics - 18 Month Contract

Innomar Strategies Inc. Toronto, Ontario Full Time

Are you looking to make a difference in a patient’s life?  At AmerisourceBergen, you will find an innovative and collaborative culture that is patient focused and dedicated to making a difference.  As an organization, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. Join us and Apply today!

What you will be doing


  • Responsible for daily inbound and outbound transportation for Specialty and 3PL operations; work with warehouse managers to setup transportation and shipping solutions and resolve any issues

  • Assist Senior Transportation Manager, Specialty Logistics on rate negotiations, carrier selection

  • Work with Senior Transportation Manager, Specialty Logistics on freight bill auditing and carrier selection

  • Recommend transportation strategies to improve service to our customers, distribution centers and business partners

  • Evaluate and compare existing transportation-related expenses; analyze results and develop specific recommendations for cost reduction and improvement for review by management

  • Design specifications for new route structures and optimize existing structures in order to maintain a competitive position in the industry, while meeting customer needs

  • Responsible for associate relations including performance management, development and training

  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with the 3PL and Specialty wholesale Customer Service Representatives and supervisory staff

  • Coaches and mentors direct reports

  • Responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of employee engagement initiatives

  • Monitors the overall performance of staff members to ensure compliance with policies and practices

  • Evaluate business processes and designs, develop & implement improvements that reduce cost, improve effectiveness & improves the quality/magnitude of the end result

  • Assist in developing new solutions to various challenges our company faces as it relates to the distribution of product to external & internal customers, managing carrier relations & meeting business objectives

  • Train others in the solutions designed to manage the processes necessary to support the distribution operations

  • Responsible for developing, generating and analyzing Transportation performance metrics

  • Work with carriers as needed to improve various aspects of performance

  • Gather data & requirements for carrier RFPs & carrier conversions

  • Ensure proper transportation of healthcare products under GMP guidelines (security, temperature control, etc.)

  • Assist with Client freight invoicing as required

  • Performs related duties as assigned

What your background should look like 


Requires training and experience in fields such as transportation, business administration, logistics, or similar vocations generally obtained through completion of a three year diploma program or four year bachelor's degree program, or equivalent combination of experience and education. Normally requires a minimum of five (5) years directly related and progressively responsible experience in the transportation industry. Pharmaceutical experience would be an asset.


  • Exposure to courier industry experience specific to the Healthcare environment is an asset

  • Exposure to small package, LTL, & TL experience a plus

  • Experience in the preparation of, or responding to RFPs & RFQs in a transportation environment

  • Experience in the management of international Ocean, Air and Ground freight solutions is required

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects

  • Proficiency with project management tools a plus

  • Ability to work effectively within a group environment and also independently with minimal direct supervision 

  • Ability to read, analyze & interpret technical journals, financial reports, & legal documents

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing at all levels of the organization and technical abilities

  • Ability to effectively present information to all organizational levels & external groups related to the industry

  • Strong interpersonal, mathematical & organizational skills, with an attention to detail

  • Good analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills to evaluate business problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions

  • Excellent negotiating skills

  • Ability to implement processes resulting in satisfactory audit practices

As of October 18, 2021, AmerisourceBergen requires all Canadian team members to be fully vaccinated and show proof of completed vaccine status at time of hire. If you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief you will be required to follow AmerisourceBergen’s policy and process to apply for an exemption/accommodation. 


What AmerisourceBergen offers

We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes benefit programs that are comprehensive, diverse and designed to meet the various needs across our associate population.

Throughout our global footprint and various business units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location, position and/or business unit.


Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

AmerisourceBergen is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.


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