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Sr. Freight Transportation Manager

Date: Dec 27, 2021

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33607

Company: Gerdau

Sr. Freight Transportation Manager


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


 We Offer:

  • Relocation assistance
  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Bonuses 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 


You Have:

  • A four-year college degree in Engineering or Materials Science combined with 6-8 years of experience in Freight Management.
  • Experience with contract negotiations for carrier services, brokerage contracts, claims resolution, and optionally fleet management.
  • Possess solid presentation skills combined with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of the transportation industry.
  • Familiar with all phases, procedures, and modes of finished steel product transportation, including management procedures, and techniques.
  • Experience with freight regulations in Canada a plus.


Your Work:

As a senior-level manager you will be responsible for Gerdau’s North American truck transportation program.  Reporting to the GLN Director of Logistics within the Gerdau Supply Chain, you will lead the creation and deployment of truck transportation strategies aligned with customer experience, effective pricing, and coordinated supply chain efforts. GLN logistics manages outbound finished goods shipments for 9 mills through approximately 160 trucking carriers in the US and Canada.  This is an exciting position involved in end-to-end supply chain discussions, open-ended business opportunities, development of new technologies, opportunities to enhance the customer experience, and utilization of strong leadership to continue the growth and development of a logistics network.  This position sits at the fulcrum between commercial opportunity, customer service, carrier experience, and supply chain efficiencies. 


Nearest Major Market: Tampa