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Transportation Specialist

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Job Description: 

Who are we?

Produce Alliance specializes in delivery of fresh produce to restaurants and other foodservice operators at higher quality and better prices. We provide produce category management services including procurement, national distribution, information services and food safety assurance to foodservice clients across North America. With a specialized focus on fast food (QSR), non-traditional, c-store, fast casual, GPO, and healthcare segments, they're redefining fresh produce sourcing.

Produce Alliance manages partnerships with over 150 independently owned specialty distributors and collaborate with over 100 premium grower shippers.

As a Buyers Edge Platform brand, we are committed to providing fresh category management services to our clients with unprecedented service, superior access to high-quality fresh produce, commodity expertise and strategic supply chain solutions.

This position is hybrid based out of our Suwanee, GA, Salinas, CA, or Chicago, IL office with anticipated travel 6 times per year. We are unable to offer work sponsorship for this role.

Your impact:

  • Coordination with Transportation Providers
  • Collaborate with transportation providers to ensure timely and accurate movement of shipments.
  • Review purchase orders to guarantee order accuracy.
  • Verify pickup and delivery information for all shipments.
  • Track and trace loads to provide real-time updates.
  • Management of Transportation Management System (TMS):
  • Oversee and manage daily TMS Processes.
  • Maintain and manage a portfolio of carriers within the PA approved program.


  • Engage in continual, tactical communication with external customers (Carriers, Vendors/Suppliers) and internal customers (Channel Representatives).
  • Ensure effective communication channels to address any transportation-related inquiries or issues.

Process Development:

  • Assist in the development of internal processes aimed at increasing productivity and operational efficiencies.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to streamline transportation-related workflows.

Support for Transport Quality Activities:

  • Support various Transport Quality activities, including handlining claims, monitoring EDI performance, and ensuring compliance with established standards.

Sales Goal Achievement:

  • Contribute to achieving quarterly sales goals by actively selling freight services to distributor members.

About you:

  • Entry level knowledge of MS Excel based tools; familiarity with
  • Excel spreadsheets and ability to navigate and interpret data
  • Experience in manufacturing, transportation, customer service, and/or distribution environments
  • Data management & data quality control experience with experience pulling and analyzing large sets of data
  • Demonstrated experience using data to drive root cause elimination and process improvement.
  • 2+ years’ work experience in logistics/transportation industry
  • A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience

What's in this for you?

  • Amazing coverage to start. Medical, dental, and vision coverages are just the beginning! We also offer ancillary plans, such as flexible spending accounts for both health and dependent care, critical illness, accident, and voluntary life as well as company paid life and long-term-disability plans! On top of this, we also offer a 401(k) plan with company match.
  • Invest in your success. We will provide you with a thorough training and development program; and offer competitive compensation.
  • Live well = Work well. Relax with our Personal Responsibility
  • Paid Time Off policy where you don’t have to accrue time off in order to take it!

We welcome all.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.


Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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