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Transport Supervisor

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation

Administration, People & HR, Operations
luton, uk · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Ball is thrilled to receive Newsweek's 2023 Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplace award! As a sustainable product leader, we have over 21,000 global team members. From endlessly recyclable aluminum cans, and cups, to aerosol bottles, our goal is to contribute to a better community, society, and world.

Position overview:

As the Transport Supervisor, you will be responsible for negotiating and contracting all transport services for our FCA inbound flows. You will oversee successful transport and logistic operations to ensure all FCA inbound collections from suppliers in Europe are delivered to our plants. Your goal is to ensure that the correct products are delivered to the required locations within the given time frame, ensuring optimum profitability. You will coordinate with various procurement departments regarding inbound forecasts and actual supply of goods, providing timely and regular feedback on collections and deliveries.

Key responsibilities include:

• Execute and monitor all collections and deliveries according to the plans provided by different Planning Centres. Adapt and reschedule as needed to handle delays effectively.
• Maintain open communication with contracted hauliers to stay updated on any delays or issues with deliveries, and take necessary actions to mitigate these challenges.
• Act as the main point of contact for suppliers and internal customers regarding delivery delays and potential issues, ensuring seamless communication and problem-solving.
• Optimize fleet utilization by developing backhaul lanes with all depots/Ball plants.
• Create and coordinate key KPI performance reports for internal customers, ensuring transparency and continuous improvement.
• Implement Real-Time Visibility functionality within the Transporeon reporting tool to provide accurate and timely updates on inbound locations and estimated ETDs and ETAs.
• Ensure all shipping points complete and send loading instructions, meeting safety standards
• .Ensure drivers are adequately briefed on their instructions, maintaining high safety and efficiency standards.
• Oversee all transport office-related duties, including POD control and scanning, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
• Check and approve transport invoices issued by trucking companies, maintaining financial accuracy.
• Generate and analyse costing and spend reports per trucking company, flow, or specification, contributing to the full cost-to-serve model used by stakeholders.
• Explore and implement intermodal/multimodal transport options to ensure capacity meets demand.
• Establish and manage the onboarding process for new partners, from test periods to full implementation of agreements.
• Evaluate and generate initiatives to improve costs and achieve total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction.
• Develop and maintain a weekly dashboard to monitor TCO, supplier performance, and 4PL adherence to the agreed SOPs.

What are we looking for?

• Bachelor degree or working experience in Transportation industry either in a shipper, logistics, trucking company or similar.
• Knowledge of Drivers Hours, Tachograph, freight regulations on multiple countries, at least in the UK and EU.
• Proven strong negotiation skills in logistics field.
• Good communicator and able to handle stress under difficult situations.
• Experience of working in a busy Transport or freight planning office.
• Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations in logistics sector.
• Fluent in English, German desirable.

Ball Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, faith, ability, or orientation.

When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups to aerosol bottles that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.

Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.

No agencies please.

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