A transportation manager is responsible for the planning, directing, coordinating and managing of the transportation operations within an organization. Job responsibilities of a transportation manager include ensuring that incoming and outgoing shipments are handled efficiently, developing and implementing transportation operations to improve efficiency, managing shipment coordination and routing, researching and keeping up to date with the latest in transportation, leading activities relating to transportation and the transportation of incoming and outgoing orders, and maintaining records of transportation activities and expected delivery dates.
Generally, a bachelorâ€™s degree is required to be a transportation manager. Helpful job skills include great time management skills, great organizational skills, attention to detail, active listening, knowledge of effective transportation methods, great communication skills, good problem-solving skills, critical thinking ability, and decision-making skills. The future job market outlook for a transportation manager is fair.