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Sr Manager, Transportation and Logistics

RemoteUnited States, District of Columbia, Washington DCOperations

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing DC-based organization developing world-class curricula for Grades PK–12, is seeking a Senior Manager, Logistics to join our mission-driven team of professionals. 


Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1,000 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Job Purpose

The Senior Manager, Logistics is a position that reports to the Associate Director, Supply Chain Operations.

This role will utilize their prior hands-on experience to manage our third party logistics company and will possess an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of logistics and the freight market. This position will work with shipping and fulfillment vendors to monitor shipping and delivery performance against KPI’s and analyze logistics data.


  • Manage 3rd party logistics company to ensure service, quality, and cost control
  • Develop and deploy recurring reporting for key performance indicators such as on time delivery, rate compliance, and volume coverage
  • Review carrier performance data and identifies any issues that need escalation
  • Approve and track logistics vendor invoices and costs
  • As part of continuous improvement, seek out changes to current procedures to improve performance, raise efficiency, and minimize errors
  • Establish yourself as primary liaison between Great Minds and logistics vendor.
  • Proactively collaborate cross functionally within internal and external stakeholder
  • Maintain strong Supply & Demand knowledge for various modes of transportation to enable Great Minds to take prompt advantage of changes in market conditions.
  • Analyze, recommend, develop, and lead implementation of opportunities for improvement that optimize transportation
  • Respond to shipping complaints, lost items, and damages
  • Review carrier performance data and identifies any issues that need escalation
  • Schedule or attends calls with vendors on performance, including quarterly business reviews

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Business Analytics and/or Business management, Operations or similar field
  • 5+ years of experience in the logistics industry or related industry
  • Exceptional analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Experience in successfully managing and working with third party vendors
  • Comfortable with systems including WMS and logistics sites
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks and demands
  • High degree of confidence in negotiating contracts and/or freight rates


  • Remote position
  • Must be willing to travel at least once per month to visit warehouses
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

If selected a background check will be required.

New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to potential accommodation as required by law or otherwise permitted by the Company.

The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. For residents of the State of Colorado the expected salary range for this position is $80,000 – $90,000. This range may vary above and below the expected amounts in the State of Colorado. In addition to the Company's benefit offerings, the position may be eligible for additional annual incentives at the Company's discretion. Any offered salary and other incentives are based on market data, applicant skills and relevant experience, degrees, certifications and internal equity considerations.

Any communication to applicants relating to the Great Minds hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domains or If in the course of the application or hiring process with Great Minds you are contacted through another domain, are requested to provide banking or other sensitive information, or you note any other suspicious activity, please contact

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.