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Transportation Strategist - TMS emphasis

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 90347 



Come join us. You’ll add value to one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim to enrich all lives by making a genuine difference in every life, every day, and our business is focused on bringing the value and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch.  Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforceHallmark’s D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams. Hallmark has been recognized as one of Forbes and Statista 2020 Best employers for Diversity, Women and New Graduates.



The Transportation Strategist works with facilities, carriers, and cross-divisional teams to drive improvements, forecast demand, and optimize routings to leverage service partnerships for the entire Hallmark family of companies. To do this effectively, this individual must seek to understand business partner needs, initiatives, and vision to align transportation resources for optimal support. The Strategist keeps close contact with daily operations, to ensure carrier & cost decisions are effectively supporting the needs of the business. Strong understanding /Knowledge of Transportation management systems and strong analytics skills are a must - to be successful in this role. 



Do want to make an impact? Your work to stand for something? Hallmark Global Transportation provides innovative transportation and global trade solutions that enable a flexible and efficient supply chain for the Hallmark family of companies.  We translate business requirements and utilize logistics industry best practices to develop optimized solutions for our evolving supply chain.   The Global Transportation team acts as a liaison between Hallmark business entities and transportation, import and export service providers to ensure business strategies are supported through execution.  We are accountable for transportation execution and the financial impact of our expenditures, while ensuring Hallmark's commitment to regulatory, social and ethical responsibility. Hallmark and Global transportation seek to be a cutting edge supply chain able to provide maximum value for the customers we serve. 



The Transportation Strategist (systems) is responsible for implementing, maintaining and developing the TMS systems to coordinate and interact with supporting systems in use by Hallmark for the operation of a world wide transportation network.  Duties include working with Operations/Global Supply chain in the data collection, planning, analyzing, training, documentation, research, and management of the systems in use to run the day to day movement of goods throughout the Hallmark network. This role must be agile, able to change priorities or directions as the business demands. The role will be able to develop and executed best-practice strategies in the pursuit of an every improving system solution. 


Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.



You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 





The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years professional work experience
  • Experience with Tier 1 TMS, concepts and terms
  • Experienced leading mid-sized projects
  • Prior role or team providing exposure and understanding of the end to end supply chain processes
  • Prior role requiring frequent use and expertise in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)



  • In-depth understanding of transportation concepts such as carrier tariffs, Inco terms, tendering, and freight audit
  • Transportation planning experience
  • WMS Experience 
  • Data and Analytics Experience
  • Experience with SAP S4/ECC order management and transportation capabilities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrate strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Must have a positive attitude and willing to contribute new ideas


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.




At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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