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Transportation Specialist

Houston, Texas Job ID 99665 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time

Transportation Specialist – Houston, TX

The individual will be responsible for the Common Carrier and Fleet Transportation load planning and service metrics for southwest Texas and assist in managing a territory that consists of no less than 10,000 annual shipments.

Shift & Schedule: This is a full time position on 3rd Shift working 12:00am-9:00am, Monday-Friday. Flexibility to work overtime, weekends and holidays as scheduled is required. 

This individual will represent:

  • Transport Operations within the Houtson Operation and branch teams.
  • Internal customers include Manufacturing, RSPM, Sales, Distribution, Transportation and Distribution
  • External customers include inbound vendors, for hire transportation, 3PL, dedicated fleet, and independent distributors

60% :  Operational Responsibility for the For Hire Carriers and Inhouse (Splash) Fleet in Houston

  • Responsible to organize and manage the loads for transportation via For Hire Carriers or Splash Fleet for Houston.
  • Identify and manage backhaul operations to meet/exceed budgetary revenue targets
  • Ensure performance services are consistent with consignee needs

15%:  Develop and Maintain Cost and Service Metrics for the Transport Group Operations in Houston

  • Understand and participate in the development of a balanced scorecard for the For Hire Carrier transportation and fleet balance of costs and service including on-time performance, primary carrier utilization, and % handled by brokers.
  • Participate and assist with implementation of cost savings projects.

15%:  Continuous Improvement in both Cost and Service for the For Hire Carriers and Inhouse (Splash) Fleet in Houston

  • Participate in the development of the baseline for the transportation costs and assist with implementation to improve upon financial performance
  • Assist with the development of accurately tracking the cost to operate the fleet, including the cost of each origin/destination move compared to the cost of For Hire Carriers.
  • Provide input to solutions to optimize the network and align capacity against the most cost-effective lanes.

10%:  Manage interactions and relationships with customers and stakeholders including Manufacturing Operations, RSPM, Sales, Distribution, and Suppliers

  • Working to support planning as needed if changes need to be made to the schedule.
  • Report and suggest solutions / problem – solving with the team. 


  • Responsible for SAP (TLB) Order Management Backup
  • To assign and manage the Transportation 3PL (Ryder) loads and Splash fleet loads.
  • To work as a team with regional planners and to ensure inventory /delivery requirements are met
  • Ensure compliance according to DOT and KDP regulations for Splash Fleet
  • Ensure that the customer interface is managed in the most effective manner (Load acceptance, billing, close out orders)
  • Work with Splash Fleet Drivers as needed to ensure daily loads are being covered
  • Assist supervisor in providing analytics, special reports, projects, and training

Total Rewards

  • Compensation: Pay starting at $24.35per hour.
  • Benefits, subject to eligibility, and collective bargaining agreements (where applicable): Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid Time Off (including vacation and sick time), 401k with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and Mileage Reimbursement
  • Benefits eligible Day 1


  • Experience with data and metrics analysis (Strong MS Office required - Excel, Word)
  • 3 yrs transportation experience preferred
  • 1 yrs experience in SAP preferred
  • Bachelors from Accredited University preferred

Company Overview


Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity.  We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 


Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 


We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work. 


Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 


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