Job description Transportation Manager near Calgary (AB)

Find out what work is like for a transportation manager in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Managers in transportation (NOC 0731).

Managers in transportation

Description

Managers in transportation operations plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of transportation companies such as railways, airlines, bus lines, municipal transit systems, shipping lines and trucking companies, under the direction of a general manager or another senior manager. Managers in transportation freight traffic plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate companies or departments responsible for the transportation and movement of goods, under the direction of a general manager or another senior manager. They are employed by transportation, freight forwarding and shipping companies and by transportation departments of companies in retail and manufacturing sectors and utilities.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Managers in transportation operations
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a transportation company
  • Set operations policies and standards, including determination of safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods, and ensure compliance with transport regulations
  • Oversee the dispatch, maintenance and service of vehicles, vessels or aircraft
  • Control the company or departmental budget, including acquisitions
  • Monitor company's or department's performance, prepare reports for senior management, and plan for changes to schedules and policies
  • Recruit personnel and oversee their training.
  • Managers in transportation freight traffic
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of companies or departments responsible for co-ordinating, arranging and monitoring the transportation and movement of goods
  • Arrange for shipping documentation and oversee the scheduling and dispatching of goods and the tracking and tracing of goods in transit
  • Set performance goals, oversee the setting of transportation service rates and monitor revenue
  • Develop plans and procedures for the transportation and storage of goods
  • Negotiate with carriers, warehouse operators and insurance company representatives for services and preferential rates
  • Control the departmental budget
  • Recruit personnel and oversee their training.

Job titles

  • traffic manager - transportation
  • bus company manager
  • transportation manager
  • flight operations manager
  • freight forwarding manager
  • urban transit system manager
  • marine superintendent
  • superintendent, rail operations
  • railway freight manager
  • transport department manager
  • distribution manager - logistics

Related occupations

Source National Occupational Classification

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