Job Vacancy Transportation Specialist Rain Bird

Job title: Transportation Specialist

Company: Rain Bird

Job description: Overview

The Transportation Specialist supports the Transportation Supervisor in day-to-day activities including but not limited to, plant shipments, distribution center customer shipments, external supplier, and shipments to plants and distribution centers. Other activities will include carrier performance, analysis as needed and cost-saving ideas. Works with the Transportation Supervisor to ensure compliance with CTPAT requirements and other border crossing regulations and initiatives. Typically requires a degree and 3+ years of experience.


  • Administer a network of transportation suppliers to support the daily transportation needs for manufacturing plants, import/export, logistics and distribution global operations.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • Develop creative and innovative transportation procurement processes.
  • Deliver service updates and reports to meet the organization’s communication and preparedness needs.
  • Maintain, evaluate, and convert (if needed) relationships with Truckload, LTL, 3PL, Parcel, Airfreight, and International Ocean shipping companies to achieve optimal service within Rain Bird’s transportation network.
  • Identify and contribute to establishing carrier performance benchmarks and KPI’s.
  • Advance external communication with transportation suppliers to resolve price, quality, or delivery issues.
  • Undertake research on, evaluate existing and new transportation suppliers, and explore alternate sources for transportation suppliers.
  • Assess quotations and/or RFPs from potential suppliers and negotiate service & terms.



  • BA/BS Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in a logistics/supply chain function
  • Knowledge of International shipping and cross border operations
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Proven teamwork skills and ability
  • Excellent problem solving/analytical and organizational skills.


  • Previous Transportation Management System experience
  • International shipping, customs compliance, import/export experience
  • Previous experience in leading cost reduction activities

Rain Bird is an equal opportunity employer

Expected salary:

Location: Tucson, AZ

Job date: Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:52:24 GMT

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