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Transportation Specialist - Melville, NY

Date:  Sep 12, 2021
Req ID:  44746
Remote Position:  No
Country:  US
Line of Business:  Eyewear
Division:  Marchon

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

Ensure the successful and efficient movement of products in inbound from origin to our US DC destination and outbound from our domestic DC to our customers. Communicate with internal stakeholders and external parties.

Essential Functions

Review all freight forwarder, customs broker and delivery bills; resolves any discrepancies with vendors and communicates with accounting department.


Ensures lowest cost transportation by analyzing company and customer needs, researching transportation methods and auditing carrier costs and performances.


Track and monitor performance all global shipments.


Assist in problem solving transportation issues with forwarders or vendors.


Provide insights to Management about market updates, reduced lead times and company spend by transportation mode, vendor and geography.


Lead the periodical RFP process by selecting relevant carriers and establishing adequate requirements for each lane, while partnering with the Procurement Office.


Request spot quotes for ad-hoc transportation requests and occasionally provide cost estimates to the sales team.


Access and review Customs Entries on the customs portal for auditing purposes and eventual resolution of issues.


Audit the import process to ensure compliance with regulations and required documents/communications.


Be responsible for compliance and knowledge with Federal Department of Transportation regulations and other applicable standards.


Works closely with Finance and Legal on Duty Drawbacks and other Customs related programs.


Note:  This job description is intended to indicate the basic nature of positions allocated to this job title and examples of typical duties that may be assigned.  It does not imply that all positions within this class perform all the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all the possible duties that may be assigned.

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:


Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent training, education and experience.


Five years of relevant distribution center experience.


Strong computer skills required; Working knowledge of SAP Warehouse Management system preferred.


Excellent interpersonal communication skills required.


Excellent analytical skills.


Must be able to prioritize work and work accurately under pressure.


Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties.


Excellent organizational skills, detailed oriented and able to multitask.


Overtime and weekend hours maybe required.


Travel domestic and overseas may be required.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

This position generally works in a warehouse environment.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to: 
•    Speak clearly and concisely
•    Hear clearly to understand general conversations in person, over the telephone and in large groups 
•    Use hands to manipulate objects and paperwork
•    Use close vision and be able to focus 
•    Sit or stand for long periods of time 
•    Safely walk in warehouse environment including moving around equipment and shipping materials
•    Walk between buildings in varying weather conditions
•    Lift large files and packages up to 10 lbs.
•    Travel by car for significant distances and airplane in varying weather conditions

The physical demands described here are those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Special Notice:
To avoid situations that create an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest, Marchon prohibits relatives of current employees to be considered for shared services positions including positions in Human Resources, Finance and Legal.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

Job Segment: Ophthalmic, ERP, Warehouse, Retail Sales, SAP, Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing, Retail

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