Transportation Coordinator

Job Locations US-IL-Bolingbrook
Requisition ID


Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a dynamic growth oriented company with a first-in-class Distribution Center that supports all our retail stores throughout a 10 state region. We operate in a fast paced and growing “Fresh and Dry” grocery environment, and offer significant opportunity for learning and advancement.  We offer great pay, paid holidays, 401K and encourage a promote from within culture.  Come join one of the best Distribution Center teams in the retail industry!


The Transportation Coordinator will have a proven track record as an operator managing both private fleets and third party carriers. A complete understanding of DOT regulations, including the management of company drivers. The candidate will be a results driven individual who is an effective communicator, and understands cost management.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage inbound and outbound shipments from origin to delivery insuring on-time pickup and delivery of goods.
  • Coordinate and communicate, in real time, all transportation activities from origin to product’s final destination for both in/out-bound transportation
  • Provide excellent customer service and follow-up to enhance customer relations
  • Secure domestic transportation by negotiating rate prices and services through a formal bidding process.
  • Monitor all logistics activities such as freight purchase orders, routing guides, profit margin, freight and broker relationships, temperature requirements, timely and correct freight billings and invoices.
  • Anticipates, analyzes and troubleshoots problems with deliveries and devises cost-effective and legal solutions; and acts to implement in a timely manner. 
  • Schedules drivers and 3PL carriers for routes based on devised methodology. 
  • A complete understanding and working knowledge of DOT regulations as it relates to drivers “Hours of Service, DQ files, and equipment safety.
  • Responsible for following all food safety policy & procedures.
  • Flexible work schedules, including night & weekends


Education and Experience


  • 3-5 years of successful Supply Chain Operations, Systems & Driver Management experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate within work groups
  • Route optimization software - (TMW, ROADNET, Retalix, I2, Manugistics)
  • GPS knowledge (QualComm, PeopleNet, etc.)
  • Retail grocery experience preferred
  • College degree preferred, or equivalent work experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to adapt to the ever changing retail environment while working in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Must have the ability to take initiative when problems arise.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a variety of situations.
  • Must have advanced attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written communication and documentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills for dealing cross functionally with peers and senior management.
  • Must have expert knowledge with MS Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to multitask is essential.
  • Must be able to lead, support and contribute to team goals.


Work Environment/Physical Demands
  • Prolonged sitting in front of a computer 
  • The potential for prolonged standing, walking, squatting and/or bending
  • Occasional high stress when dealing with staff




The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.


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