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Transportation Senior Specialist

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092755
Date Updated: Mar 1, 2021

Transportation Senior Specialist

This position will report to the Sr. Manager International Transportation. This individual will be a key member of the International Transportation Team, and partners closely with our providers in the following areas: ocean, air, 3PL warehousing, domestic transportation, and harbor drayage.  The individual will be responsible for providing direct support to the International Transportation Manager and Sr. Manager in varying capacities. This role will require an analytical and problem-solving approach in order to drive efficiencies across the total business. The role will also be responsible for several day-to-day tasks critical to the flow of merchandise through the JCPenney Supply Chain

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for key tasks critical to the flow of goods within the supply chain:  ocean carrier forecast, drayage assignments, PO research and resolution.
  • Communicate and support merchandise flow strategies developed by International Transportation, Domestic Transportation, Global Glow and Supply Chain support teams.
  • Partnering with JCP IT and 3PL IT teams in order to understand the flow of information between the parties – will be required to execute high level problem solving with the goal of engaging the correct parties in order to resolve issue.
  • Monitor 3PL compliance to domestic routing guides and communicate any non-compliance.
  • Respond quickly to email inquiries from 3PL’s and drayage providers regarding issues impacting the immediate flow of goods.
  • Communicate to 3PL purchase order and trailer issues identified downstream at JCP facilities in order to resolve issues in a timely basis.
  • Monitor, report, and improve KPI’s across the international network.
  • Active participant in daily / weekly calls with ocean carriers, drayage provider, 3PL operators with the ability to communicate key metrics and impact on business.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 1-3 years’ work experience with a preference in Transportation or Supply Chain, or in a related role.
  • Exposure to multiple transportation modes and flows.
  • Hold a degree in Business, Economics, Logistics, or in a related field.
  • Ideal candidate should be self-driven and highly motivated as well as possessing the ability to analyze / dissect data to determine the root cause of problems.
  • Possess a strong desire to challenge themselves and learn across multiple business units.
  • Able to act and make independent decisions as well as work effectively in a team environment.
  • Collaborative and effective in a cross-functional environment.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 90,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Transportation Senior Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092755

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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