Transport Specialist at Philips (Nashville, TN)

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Job Title
Transport Specialist

Job Description

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 Power Point.
  • 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.

Why should you join Philips Global Business Services?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is a calling to make life better for people through your meaningful work, focused on positively impacting 2.5 billion lives a year by 2030. You will be challenged every day to think fast and work innovatively by building knowledge and sharing best practices to help our business to grow.

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. Learn more by watching this video.

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.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person's relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person's relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran
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 35 open jobs at Philips, click here.
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