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Transportation Sr Specialist

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1083812
Corporate Positions
Supply Chain
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: May 7, 2019

  • Assists in managing international logistics providers including air freight forwarder, consolidator and ocean carriers for all direct imports.

  • Identifies and enacts changes to delivery specifications for international shipments and when day-to-day business needs require them.

  • Assist in documenting, managing and executing logistics provider performance requirements.

  • Communicates and coordinates with sourcing, IBO’s, Trade Compliance and other stakeholders delays or issues related to direct import shipments.

  • Supports and manages standard operating procedures for consolidator, ocean carrier and air freight forwarder, providing information to logistics providers and other stakeholders that impact the direct import business.

  • Maintain reports to leadership that impact logistics providers and direct import program.

  • Assist in managing operational aspects of transportation team certain ongoing projects including Holiday Flow program.

  • Develop partnerships with outside carriers in international transportation


  • Logistics Service Providers: Consolidators, Ocean Carriers, Air Freight Forwarders, Customs brokers

  • Works closely with IBOs, Controllers Trade Compliance, Sourcing Operations.

  • Maintains close relationship with IBO’s and Sourcing Operations Team.

COMPETENCIES NEEDED TO PERFORM EFFECTIVELY IN THIS ROLE: (HIGHLIGHTED competencies have higher expectations for this role)

  • Competence: Detailed knowledge of direct import operations and continually strives for improvement and learning. Keeps up to date on competitive practices, market industry trends affecting their business and uses this knowledge to make effective decisions.

  • Thinks Critically: Develop conclusions based on analysis of data and understanding of impact to business/customer. Anticipates implications of decisions; finds solutions with minimal guidance.

  • Service Oriented: Gives full attention and consideration to the needs of others/customers. Strong communication skills to be able to communicate findings to different levels within the organization.

  • Builds Relationships: Develops and fosters positive relationships with others over time; shows appreciation, support and respect for different backgrounds, perspectives and needs.

  • Drives Change: Able to analyze and think critically when confronted with complex issues. Moves fast to make things happen shows initiative to implement within aggressive deadlines using sound judgement.

  • Takes Initiative: strives toward continuous improvement and learning, takes actions without being prompted. Plans and structures work; prioritizes and executes tasks in an effective manner.


College Degree preferred and/or three to five plus years’ experience in supply chain transportation, import/export operations, including but not limited to management of logistics providers, direct import process flow preferred or equivalent work experience.

Job Title: Transportation Sr Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1083812

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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