Check the Status of your Application

Transportation Operations Specialist

Job Description

Job ID: 1205413
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.

BJC HealthCare is committed to developing a world class supply chain management organization. Effective management of our supply chain is critical to our long-term success. Supplies account for 22.6% of BJC¿s total expenses. By developing integrated processes to manage product selection and utilization, contracting, purchasing, logistics, distribution, and payment we can ensure our patients have the supplies they need while minimizing the overall cost to our organization. By following the purchasing policies, using the products under contract, and preventing waste, you help make sure we spend our supply dollars wisely.


Role Purpose

The Transportation Operations Specialist supports the daily management of all inbound, outbound and intracompany transportation activities across all modes of delivery (parcel, courier, mail, LTL, TL, etc.). This position ensures the accurate and timely delivery of medical supplies, equipment and various products in the most efficient and cost effective manner, all while providing excellent service to customers. This position is also responsible for ensuring that daily processes and undertakings are aligned to the overall operational goals developed by leadership.


  • Monitors carrier/vendor performance metrics and reporting; ensures the efficient and effective execution of defined processes by service providers.
  • Identifies and leads initiatives to reduce transportation costs, including management of the initiatives and projects of the onsite logistics consultant; identifies opportunities to improve services and processes.
  • Manages and resolves daily transportation and freight issues; escalates concerns and recommendations for resolution to leadership.
  • Serves as the daily point of contact on service, rates, schedules, etc.; ensures positive interactions with vendors and service providers.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the organization’s freight/transportation policy; provides operations perspective and expertise into overall carrier management strategy; collaborates with supply chain and the facilities to develop long term transportation strategies.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • CSCP or CPIM

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer