Transport Specialist (Nashville, TN) at Philips

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Transport Specialist (Nashville, TN)

Job Description

Effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips*. Employees may request a reasonable accommodation.

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it's not just what we do, it's who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common: An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers' needs. It's what inspires us to create meaningful solutions - the kind that make a real difference - when it matters most.

The world and our customers' needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That's why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to

Oversee the transport infrastructure to ensure that all Philips products reach each customer 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
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


You are a part of

The Transport team, which is part of the Global Business Services (GBS) North American hub, in Nashville, TN. This team functions as the operational Center of Excellence (COE) group that handles transportation planning and execution.

To succeed in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain with a focus on Logistics/Transportation is preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in a Transport environment, with working knowledge operating as a shipper, carrier, Freight Forwarder, or supply chain transportation/logistics specialist
  • Experience working with a TMS (Transportation Management System) and SAP
  • Proven-track record of Customer Service and ability to problem solve
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, Fluency in English is required (bilingualism in Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and or Chinese languages are a plus)


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.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

Company relocation benefits will not be provided for this position. Candidates need to live within the territory or within commuting distance to Nashville, TN.

How we work at Philips

Our newly adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart - which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home - for our hybrid roles.

Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:

We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone's in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.

We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when, and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn't office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams, and our customers on a case-by-case basis.

We want to be at our best: The way we work, and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best.

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 innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.

Visit our careers website to explore what it's like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Philips Electronics Ltd is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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More Information on Philips
Philips operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Carlsbad, CA, San Diego, CA, Des Moines, IA, Nashville, TN, Alpharetta, GA, Gainesville, FL, Highland Heights, OH, Monroeville, PA, Stamford, CT and Framingham, MA. Philips was founded in 2022. It has 85283 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 49 open jobs at Philips, click here.
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