Transportation Specialist

Job TitleTransportation Specialist

Job Description

Global transportation management takes care of the transport infrastructure to ensure that all Philips product will reach the customers within the contractual agreed lead times, at the most cost effective service, un-damaged and at the correct destination. The role of the Transport Specialist will be responsible for the global shipments for Philips HealthTech.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Manage the SC end-to-end in terms of transportation planning & execution,
  • Proactive daily monitoring of all shipments,
  • In case of missed mile stones, tracking of the shipment and drive the corrective actions to ensure recovery of shipment and a timely delivery,
  • Optimize operations across the regions securing capacity leverage with carriers/freight, forwarders including service provider lane allocation,
  • Control and driving cost optimization initiatives,
  • Ensure timely cargo visibility,
  • Implement and drive global logistics processes standardization,
  • Proactive communication with BG' , Markets SC personal and Service Providers
  • Shipment coordination: manage shipment planning coordination and in-transit activities
  • Update of aCreate and maintain visibility reporting (KPI) to inform the various sites and internal stakeholders
  • Maintain the relevant Master Data in the applicable SAP / TMS systems (weight & dimensions, pickup and delivery addresses),
  • Perform / support training to vendors, sites and third party shippers, carriers, Freight Forwarders,
  • Set-up business analytics to support improvements, project support and tender management,
  • Ensure measurement of carrier performance according to contract/agreed SLA,
  • Conduct LMP/ LSP scorecard reviews in conjunction with F&D,
  • Identify, Define, and manage corrective actions, including recommendations for potential LSP/LMP changes,
  • Identify & support continuous improvement initiatives and manage claims process centrally,
  • Ensure correct transport documentation is systematically embedded in TMS to facilitate smooth


  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain with focus on Logistics/Transportation
  • 2-5 years' experience in the transport world; either as shipper or as carrier or Freight Forwarder
  • Expert level in MS office applications, SAP and TMS knowledge
  • Ability to communicate in English is a Must and a 2nd language proficiency in Japanese / Chinese will be a plus
  • Good interpersonal skills and a excellent team player
  • Independent and ability to multitask

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