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Philips Transport Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee


We are hiring! Are you a transportation professional seeking to elevate your experience to the next level? Do you thrive on operational monitoring and process standardization? If so, Philips is looking for a Transport Specialist to join our team.

In this role, you have the opportunity to…

You will take care of the transport infrastructure to ensure that all Philips products will reach the customers within the contractual agreed lead times, at the most cost effective service, un-damaged and at the correct destination. The transport specialist draws up and maintains the transportation plan for finished products within a medium term time frame, calculates transport capacity, and obtains and analyzes data from the transport system.

You are responsible for (but not limited to)

  • Management of shipment visibility and in-transit activities, destination customs arrival (completeness of documentation and pieces/ship units), as well as cross-dock and multi leg coordination

  • Execution and re-planning in the event of exceptions/disruptions in planned shipments

  • Managing order consolidation opportunities, emergency/expedited orders, and return flows

  • Interfacing with Service Providers (carriers, Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers),

  • Identifying optimal route opportunities (e.g. x-dock assigned location, port of entry), as well as evaluating alternatives and selecting optimum routing and carrier based on pre-planned forecast data

  • Overseeing booking/reservation of LSP capacity (provisionally or confirmed) based on forecast/pre-planning data

  • Tariff & rate management and transit time compliance management/KPI

You are a part of a team

That functions as the operational Center of Expertise (CoE) with regional hubs. This team is the tactical arm of transportation planning and execution.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain with focus on Logistics/Transportation

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the transport world, either as shipper, carrier, or Freight Forwarder

  • Must be advanced in Excel, as well as strong working knowledge in SAP and TMS

  • Fluency in English required

  • Spanish, German, French, Japanese and/or Chinese language skills desired

In return, we offer you

We offer you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, which offers you excellent opportunities to further develop and fully exploit your talents. This job comes with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and up-to-date training.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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