Transportation Operations Spec

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Description/Job Summary

Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for Transportation Operations Specialist at its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green, KY
The Transportation Operations Specialist is responsible for planning, managing, and providing transportation solutions in an efficient, timely and economical manner.  Responsibilities include booking shipments with the ocean carriers, load tendering to the truck carriers, monitoring import shipments and cost & transit time adherence.  The position must identify issues, review related information, evaluate options, develop an action plan and implement solutions timely while keeping all stakeholders informed.



Responsible for providing transportation solutions, communicating with multiple service providers and administering direction for operations.  Responsibilities include:
  • Provide routing instructions and ensure routing adherence
  • Resolve operational issues timely and cost effectively
  • Equipment management and maintenance
  • Provide expedited transit options and coordinate expedited shipments
  • Solicitation of freight quotes
Maintain and update systems, spreadsheets, databases and other applications critical to operational visibility and awareness while ensuring accuracy. 
  • Maintain and update Amber Road Website. 
  • Maintain the transportation container tracking system which builds container tracking reports.
  • Monitor all external and internal reports for compliance and performance to management expectations and criteria.
Create bookings to reserve vessel space, obtain shipping documents, prepare and review required export documents.  Validate and approve import pre-shipment documents (SAR) for container utilization, carrier, sailing schedule, ETA and transit.  Ensure compliance with Customs authorities and other regulatory bodies. 
Coordinate with internal departments to keep key personnel informed of shipment status and updates.  Assist textile facilities, distribution centers, vendors and customers with shipment tracking.
Stay current on Federal and State DOT regulations and US Customs export documentation requirements to maintain compliance.
Track freight variances and analyze cost variances versus Routing Guides/budget.  Cost management/comparison, to include detail that drove the decision to utilize a carrier(s) in a non-standard capacity.

Required Experience

1-2 years of work experience in logistics/transportation, supply chain management or a related field.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required. Degree in Logistics/Transportation or Supply Chain Management preferred.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, time management and organizations skills.
  • Proactive with the ability to work under pressure and prioritize items requiring immediate attention.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions in a time sensitive work environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


We offer competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, vacation, holidays and 401k.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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It is the policy of the Company to employ personnel entirely on the individual’s qualifications. Selections are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, pregnancy, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic characteristics, or any other protected status or any other category protected by federal, state of local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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