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Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s Supply Chain organization is the backbone of our company. Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. We also own and operate a growing manufacturing base right here in the United States, proudly producing nearly all of the upholstered furniture and much of the lighting sold through our brands. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you are an expert in global logistics, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources, or home delivery and have a passion for quality and customer service, our Supply Chain Organization may just be the place for you.
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Transportation Manager
Title:Transportation Manager
Location:Memphis, TN


The Transportation Manager role is responsible for managing $65 million annually in transportation costs in support of 6 distribution centers and over 700 domestic vendors. Additional responsibilities include: management of approximately 60 contracted carriers, 7 non-exempt Transportation Coordinator and 1 exempt planner/lead. Transportation Management System administration, carrier compliance, DOT compliance, annual bids and RFP's. Heavy analysis of large amount of data is required.


  • Oversee all transportation activities associated with Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s furniture line-haul into our furniture delivery hubs.
  • Oversee all transportation activities associated with domestic vendor inbound into all Williams-Sonoma DC's
  • Heavy emphasis on contract administration and negotiation, issuing RFP's, network analysis and project management
  • Provide leadership, growth and development to a staff of 7 logistics coordinators and 1 transportation lead.
  • Develop annual furniture line-haul and inbound budget.
  • Drive cost and process improvement initiative


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics or Engineering
  • Leadership experience in a transportation, distribution or supply chain role
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead projects to closure
  • Proven leadership and problem-solving skills along with the ability to work independently
  • Proficient in analysis tools such as MS Office, QlikView, or other business intelligence tools.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent Analytical, Technical, and Presentation skills
  • Previous managerial experience preferred
  • Experience negotiating and administering LTL, IM and TL contracts
  • Previous experience with network design, logistics engineering, and TMS (Transportation Management Systems)
  • Graduate Degree Preferred
  • Ability to code reports using QlikView or similar applications
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