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Transportation Strategist

Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 111146 

HALLMARK - WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

 

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.

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:
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.

 

OVERVIEW:

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.

 

THE TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIST IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

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.

 

This role is responsible for conducting all research, data collection and analysis in support of carrier strategy development, sourcing, and performance management. The Strategist will use Hallmark shipment characteristics & volume patterns, along with industry, business, customer and supplier knowledge & insights to optimize solutions to meet Hallmark's transportation needs at the best price. The Strategist will use data, reporting & analytic tools to model and measure cost, service, and carrier performance to specified transportation requirements. The Transportation Strategist will develop and execute best-practice procurement strategies when sourcing & negotiating rates and contracts with carriers and maintains key relationships with carriers and service providers.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years professional work experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in analysis, data mining, or decision making using various data sources such as Microsoft Excel Micosoft Access, Microstrategy, and/or Tableau).

  • Minimum 3 years operations or management experience in supply chain, logistics, or transportation

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong data-driven mindset with proven ability to analyze and interpret data to aid in problem solving.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills; able to summarize and communicate direction to business partners
  • Demonstrated negotiating, influencing, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, professionalism, and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to balance strategic & tactical job functions
  • Experience in developing SOPs, SLAs, service contracts, and interpreting technical and/or legal documentation
  • Ability to align strategies & decisions to department vision
  • Eager to grow industry & end-to-end process expertise
  • Ability to effectively work cross-functionally, with both internal and external business partners

 

Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

 

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 checks.

 

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:
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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