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Transportation and Logistics Manager II

Ecolab - Naperville, IL

Job Description

Ecolab has an opening for a Logistics Manager II

supporting Nalco’s transportation and logistics operations. Under the direction of logistics leadership, and with accuracy, efficiency, and Ecolab’s best interest a priority, the Logistics Manager is accountable for

managing our North American transportation service providers performance and cost while maintaining Ecolab’s top priority of safety.

Main Responsibilities

Shipping Cost Optimization

Capture and maintain shipping optimization savings following our freight policy programs.

Maintain freight policy training materials and shipping guidelines

Engage with sales teams on opportunities to eliminate loss from sub optimal tank sizes and order qtys.

Identify transportation cost losses in our network and develop programs to enable quick wins. Identify programs necessary to convert to the ideal state.

Develop and execute savings activities by optimizing our modes and carriers for inbound and outbound

Partner with Sr. Transportation Leadership and Procurement to support RFP events and off cycle activities. Maintain and assist in negotiating service level agreements

Assist in dedicated carrier network design and performance reviews

Manage and properly size our dedicated carrier equipment programs to balance safety, service, and cost

Carrier Selection, Routing, and Performance Management:

Manage daily carrier performance to meet SIFOT and DIFOT targets.

identify root cause failures and manage implementation of carrier corrective action plans. Record and analysis data to address failure trends

Develop and maintain SAP routing tools and offline routing guides and maps. Develop and utilize controls to manage routing guide leakage

Develop and maintain carrier performance scorecards. Review performance with carriers at regular intervals based on the performance level and volume.

Review and align new volume from acquisitions to the Ecolab carrier network

Identify and develop transportation service providers to meet our future needs

Facilitate and onboard new carriers with our shipping and receiver network


Ensure that carriers chosen to provide customer deliveries are ZDD trained and utilize tools and technology with our bulk carriers to eliminate WTDs and spills. Identify systemic issues and suggest process safety improvements.

Work with Logistics Safety and supporting groups to improve BOL content

Finance and Accounting:

Track and report freight cost savings projects and other freight and shipping reporting activities

Identify freight payment issues which may impact financial forecast and reporting, supplier retention, and communicate with Accounting/Logistics Finance to resolve issues



Bachelor’s degree

7 years of previous work experience in logistics, transportation or operations

No immigration sponsorship available for this position

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Transportation

Previous supplier management experience

Knowledge of freight rating, tariffs, classifications, and rate formulas

Proficient with computer applications used for shipping, electronic communications, parsing and copying data

Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills

Prior experience using SAP applications

Outstanding written communication and attention to detail

Strong analytical skills

Ability to exercise independent judgment and to work in teams

2 days 17 hours ago



Transportation and Logistics Manager II Ecolab - Naperville, IL, United States


Location: Naperville, IL

Company Profile:
Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals.