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Sr Manager Global Transportation

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Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  10785  

Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.

We have an immediate opening for a Sr. Manager Global Transportation in our Franklin Park, IL location.  In this role you will be responsible for managing the freight transportation services domestically and globally. This role supports and participates in RFP’s, manages carrier performance, and identifies continuous improvement and cost savings opportunities.  The Manager negotiates pricing and contracts, and coordinates with Sales, Customer Service, Plants and/or Logistics to support shipping needs and Customer Satisfaction.  This position manages a team that is responsible for processing BOL, monitor expedited orders, and supporting the distribution center with other duties as required. The Sr. Transportation is also responsible for shipping compliance including HTS, COO, and hazmat.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all transportation functions within company guidelines and KPIs for all plants and DC’s
  • Negotiate and procure carrier/broker services across all modes to minimize cost while delivering maximum value to the organization (including pricing and contract negotiation)
  • Responsible for daily freight quotation including domestic and international and other ad-hoc to ensure carriers comply with Sloan’s policies and procedures
  • Analyze freight cost, service and identify opportunities and support continuous improvement to optimize savings and efficiencies
  • Collaborate and support other Business Units by identifying issues and developing solutions to ensure service expectations are met and act as the escalation point for carriers and internal team
  • Oversee international freight including routing, pricing, transit time and resolve service and operational issues with freight forwarders
  • Manage team who is responsible for daily shipping activities including BOL creation, spot quotes, and other transactional duties
  • Monitor carrier performance including issuing and following up on freight claims
  • Establish policies and procedures to drive the business forward
  • Ensure compliance for all domestic and international shipments including HTS, COO, and hazmat regulations



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 6+ Years Experience in the transportation industry handling domestic and international freight
  • Hazmat certification preferred
  • Advanced level experience working with Microsoft Excel.
  • Broker's license preferred
  • International freight experience
  • Proficiency working with SAP ERP preferred.





We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • A choice of Medical (with Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Company paid Basic Life and AD & D Insurance, Basic Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Well-being Programs.
  • Paid time off, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation time, Paid Sick time, Paid Military Leave, and Paid Volunteer time away from work.
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Parking and Transit Accounts, and Tuition Reimbursement benefits.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.
  • Employee Service Anniversary Awards and Employee Recognition Programs


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

YOU Belong at Sloan

We are intentional in building an inclusive culture that embraces different voices, ideas, and backgrounds. We commit to continuing this ever-growing journey with and for our employees, customers, partners, and community. We are better together when we can be ourselves.


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world.




For additional company information please visit our website at

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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