Share this Job

Transportation Manager - Operations


Atlanta, GA

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!



Transportation Operations Manager – Atlanta, GA



The Transportation Operations Manager is responsible for executing all Truck Transportation throughout the Arauco Network. The primary focus of the role is to lead the Team of Dispatchers, review and implement Network opportunities, and communicate reporting to internal and external stakeholders with the continuous goal of increasing Customer Service Level and balancing the Transportation Cost Structure.



  • Lead Dispatching Team to achieve Cost Reduction and Improved Service Levels to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Responsible for all dispatching execution.
  • Experience with Transportation Technology, especially TMS Tools.
  • Participate in procurement strategies for all Transportation categories.
  • Monitor and control the performance of external Carriers and the impact to cost using Contractual Relationships.
  • Drive the necessary improvements that impact the productivity of transportation spending categories.
  • Promote the best practices of Transportation in the different businesses of the company.
  • Enforce internal and external policies.
  • Administer/manage supplier contracts and continuous supplier performance.
  • Follow up the price variation and control the savings.
  • Identify category and vendor cost savings opportunities with a Network View.
  • Develop sourcing strategies utilizing marketplace competition, user demand management, and vendor consolidation.
  • Work with internal customers/vendors to support strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Negotiate vendor agreements and contracts in partnership with stakeholders.
  • Draft, review, and revise contract documents in accordance with legal guidelines.
  • Monitor major vendor performance with business unit relationship owners.
  • Develop, implement and improve strategic transportation processes and tools.
  • Deliver and Report Sustainable Cost Reduction and Cost Avoidance Achievements.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business, or another closely related field strongly preferred.                
  • 2-3+ years of sourcing and negotiating agreements with suppliers.
  • Ability to perform 25% travel.
  • Basic knowledge of laws and regulations at the global, country, and local levels relevant to the Logistics/Supply Chain Industry to ensure that the behavior of the organization is honest, ethical, and professional.
  • Solid negotiation skills with the ability to persuade, influence, and explore alternatives to reach outcomes that will gain the acceptance of all parties and meet the organization's strategic procurement objectives.
  • Strong analytical skills with a high capacity to synthesize complex and diverse information relative to sourcing processes.
  • Initiative driven self-starter with proven ability to challenge the status quo, prioritize and execute activities independently, and proactively anticipate potential disruptions.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to identify and transmit improvement opportunities.
  • Flexibility to effectively adjust to current procedures/processes and adapt quickly to new processes.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Plus (Not Required):
  • Experience with SAP / ERP systems is a great plus.
  • Experience sourcing and qualifying carriers.


Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta