Job ID R-391056 Date posted 03/03/2021 Apply

Sr. Manager - North America Inbound Transportation

Job Description Summary

Responsible for creating the North America Inbound Transportation strategy and associated operational plans to achieve defined objectives focused on driving efficiencies, predictability, and reliability on inventory movements/shipments into our distribution centers, sterilizers, and plants. Develops, implements, and monitors processes and capabilities including the use of BD Control Tower to monitor effectiveness of inbound operations while proactively mitigating service issues. Continually evolves transportation inbound plans to meet business, functional and customer requirements. Partners with businesses and all elements of ISC in a balanced approach between service and cost to meet objectives. Position enables inventory flow to meet inventory, revenue, back-order, OTIF and overall Cost to Serve objectives. North America regional in-bound transportation spend of $100M.

Job Description

Develops the inbound transportation strategy for North America

Creates, executes, and supervises operating plans in support of the strategy

Supports procurement in developing contractual and operational requirements, selecting carriers/suppliers and holding them accountable for meeting service level agreements via day-to-day communications and via participating in regularly scheduled business reviews

Develops processes within BD Control Tower and/or other means to actively monitor effectiveness of operating plans while proactively identifying risk to mitigate and/or opportunities to capitalize upon

Partners with Plants, Sterilizers, Distribution centers and Carriers to define and implement inbound transportation solutions

Accountable for inbound performance including the development of appropriate KPI’s around cost and service

Key point of entry for business units and ISC as it pertains to North America product source changes and the identification and implementation of transportation solutions

Acts as point of escalation for addressing performance issues with transportation services with our internal customers and carrier partners. Helps identify root cause and implements corrective actions

Efficient management and execution of inbound transportation operations to support BD business specific requirements. i.e., Backorder reduction, OTIF performance, etc.

Drives cross-functional critical initiatives to improve transportation operations efficiency and overall cost to serve

Identifies inbound transaction and process standard methodologies and drives adoption across the North America network

Assists with inbound transportation financial forecasting and budgeting


  • BS/BA preferably in Supply Chain
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years in Transportation Management or associated Supply Chain subject area
  • Demonstrated experience in third party supplier (carrier) management


  • Consistent record in driving sustainable process improvements within the integrated supply chain
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with performance history to navigate and drive initiatives within a matrixed environment!
  • Advanced analytics and system savviness, preferably SAP, JDE and Blue Yonder
  • Desired formal problem-solving capabilities, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Self-directed with the ability to delivery time dependent results
  • Knowledge of project management concepts and performance record to execute the design, build, test and implementation, including organizational change of projects

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.


Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

USA CA - Redlands Distribution Ctr, USA GA - Covington Global Dist Center, USA IN - Plainfield, USA NC - Four Oaks

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