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Transportation & Packaging Manager in Oakland, TN at Ring

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Purpose

Responsible for the purchase of $70 MM of corrugation and related items, labels, polyethylene sleeves and transportation for Ring Container Technologies (multiple plant locations).

 Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create Short Term and Long Term Strategy for related packaging and transportation needs
  • Select vendors and negotiate price
  • Manage overall supplier risk and ensure short/long term supply
  • Negotiate annual national contracts
  • Negotiate supplier claims (as needed)
  • Conduct vendor audits & scorecard / evaluations annually
  • Establish packaging specifications and maintain current specs within internal systems
  • Conduct value analysis and evaluate/recommend alternative packaging
  • Assist our commercial team for new business opportunities (including, but not limited to product development, artwork, samples, freight, raw material quotes).
  • Assist plants with day to day activities (including, but not limited to transportation, quality related issues, line trials).
  • Update packaging and transportation items and prices on a timely basis
  • Assist plants with inventory control (as needed)
  • Negotiate sale and ensure payment of scrap corrugation / resin
  • Negotiate the purchase / lease of company vehicles
  • Manage Ring’s TMS (Transportation Management System)

Job Requirements

Experience and Educational Qualifications

  • Two to Five years’ experience with multi-plant responsibility
  • Experience negotiating on a regional and national level
  • Thorough understanding of corrugation, suppliers and manufacturing methods
  • Four-year college degree
  • Understanding of inventory reduction techniques
  • Computer skills to include TMS, ERP, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Experience with transportation / logistics systems and negotiating with logistic companies


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