Transportation Manager


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Logistics 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 
Required Languages: English (US) 
Requisition ID: 233 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Key Responsibilities

  • Provides input for regional SC strategy, adapts and implements it according to regional requirements  
  • Implements and maintains global transportation standards and processes based on the Lean principles and internal/external benchmarks; develops if necessary regional transportation processes and standards 
  • Optimizes regional transport networks, transport costs, transport routes and transit lead times 
  • Ensures proper securing of loads and compliance with environmental standards 
  • Supports plants and customer lines to handle urgent transportation requests  
  • Prepares transportation data and quotation documents for negotiations with service providers; collects and tracks contract conditions (e.g. duration)  
  • Conducts transport service provider audits advises on improvement opportunities 
  • Handles insurance claims 
  • Tracks and updates transport and rate developments (e.g. fuel surcharge, tolls, changes in laws and restrictions) 
  • Selects forwarder and transport service providers in cooperation with the Purchasing department  
  • Service providers performance development


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Operations Management, Economics or Engineering
  • 5 years of working experience, basic overview of SCM, customs and trade processes, stock management, regional / local Law and Norms and global standards, guidelines for Supply Chains and Transport KPIs, detailed overview of transportation processes including design and implementation in SAP as well as forwarder portals, strategic as well as operative / shopfloor orientation, Supply Chain Lean Tool Skills (e.g. Value Stream Mapping, Problem Circle), previours leadership / managerial experience
  • 2 - 3 years of industry experience


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Casondra Meerschaert 

BENTELER Human Resources


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The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in 40 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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