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Transportation Specialist in Chester, NY at Amscan

Date Posted: 1/22/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Chester, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Pay Range
    $0.00 - $0.00 per hour

Job Description

Position is Hybrid (3 days in Chester, NY office)

Company Overview:

Party City Holdings, Inc. is the largest party goods supplier and party retail chain in the world. We are also the country's premier retailer of Halloween costumes, accessories, and decorations. Party City Holdings is made up of two divisions, Party City Retail Group (PCRG) and AMSCAN Wholesale. At Party City Holdings, we like to have fun! We are helpful, passionate, and creative. We inspire our customers with exciting concepts, themes and ideas and provide everything they need to bring them to life. We make it easy to create unforgettable moments.

Job Overview

The Transportation Specialist is responsible for supporting the Transportation Operations Manager in managing transportation of goods from suppliers to end customers, ensuring accurate invoicing and financial reporting, and providing effective oversight of carrier relationships through KPI management. The Transportation Specialist is responsible for providing data to assist the annual budget creation, analyzing and providing feedback on performance of KPI targets, and identifying root cause of variances to KPIs. This role will work with key PCHI stakeholders to ensure timely flow and customer availability of seasonal merchandise, while balancing priorities of service and cost, and adhering to all regulatory and compliance guidelines. Must demonstrate high accountability for achieving financial and service metrics, and embrace and Customer First, People Matter, It Can be Done and Willingness to Celebrate focus at all times.

Responsibilities and Duties

▪ Review reports, analyze vendor and financial performance, and provider volumes for visibility against performance and KPIs.

▪ Collaborate with internal stakeholders and vendors to ensure delivery plans are established and met throughout the year and including peak weeks, Holiday weeks and special events.

▪ Provide reporting on tracking and visibility of shipments, provide daily reports on seasonal programs, and conduct daily processing of invoice data.

▪ Review and analyze existing business practices, procedure and processes, with goal of establishing benchmarks and standard; identify improvements to efficiencies, existing business processes and service levels.

▪ Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as Finance, Merchandising and Distribution Operation to process any outstanding invoices, and review carrier A/R to ensure timely payments.

▪ Process rate changes to ensure new rates are updated in systems.

▪ Work with Compliance team to ensure vendors provide necessary shipping compliance documents

▪ Other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Skills & Competencies Required:

Business Acumen:

  • Solid understanding of overall transportation pricing across multiple modes including Ocean, Air, Drayage, LTL, TL, Parcel

  • Strong financial analysis skills. Ability to present quantitative data in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to analyze data to identify trends and root cause of variances to KPIs

  • Experience working with company ERP/WMS/TMS systems and processes

  • Ability to handle multiple issues simultaneously, with strong organizational and prioritization skills

  • Operate in a continuous improvement mode, with focus on quality, cost and delivery


  • Responsible for supporting, resolving or escalating daily issues to support the business

  • Daily responsibility for operational decision making to support inbound flow to company and/or 3rd party distribution points or directly to Stores

    FLSA Working conditions:

  • Some travel may be required as needed for meetings, 3P oversight or facility visits


  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent related work experience

  • 3-5 + years’ experience in supply chain/logistics/transportation

  • Strong analytical and presentation skills, including skills in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and organizational habits

  • Proven ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organization

  • Proven analytic and problem-solving skills

    Expected Salary Range: $64,320-$80,400

    The salary range offered for this position is a good faith description of the expected salary range this role will pay. PCHI reserves the right to pay more or less than the stated range based on a variety of factors such as experience, geography, etc.

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