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Transportation Coordinator


Indianapolis, IN, US, 46256

Job ID:  50719
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Logistics and Supply Chain

The Transportation Coordinator will be located in our Fishers, Indiana Headquarters.  The incumbent is responsible for maximizing carrier capacity for each lane through carrier development and working in alignment with customer service, production planning and plant/warehouse shipping personnel to coordinate all shipments in the most cost effective and timely manner possible from assigned manufacturing plants, outside warehouses, and customer locations through the use of a TMS.  Occasionally the incumbent will be asked to engage in negotiations with carriers for pricing and/or services, and then work with the sourcing team to implement rates and/or services.  This position is required to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide customer service to internal and external customers as needed.

  • TMS Management – load tendering, spot quote posting and award, identifying exceptions and cost savings, route guide maintenance, and in association with the sourcing group - rate population, rate updates, and carrier assignments.
  • Negotiation – securing capacity with carriers that operate in a high service environment.
  • Customer Service – communicate with internal and external customers regarding production need dates, inventory availability, shipment lead time, and load status.
  • Relationship Building – create, build, and maintain good relationships with sales representatives and dispatchers within the transportation industry.
  • On-call Availability – Provide service updates and route freight as needed after hours and on weekends.
  • Actively monitor and react to transportation related issues/opportunities for assigned plants and outside warehouses. This includes continuous moves, spot quotes and tender re-direction.
  • Execute limited Cullet inbound shipments from pickup to delivery and tendering of dunnage loads from customers to third-party sort centers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate would possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of logistics and transportation experience.
  • Transportation dispatch and brokerage experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of various transportation management systems.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Computer skills: MS Office Suite.

Environment & Physical requirements

  • A normal office environment with minimal plant exposure requiring hearing, eye protection, and exposure to heat.
  • Hearing and eye protection must be worn in the plants, as well as other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required


What we offer: 

  • Benefits day one! 
  • Opportunities to develop and grow professionally! 
  • Opportunity to be at your best! 


About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of 20,000 people with sales of approximately $10 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe, Africa and the Americas.

  • Did you know that Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles for your favorite beverages?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

Ardagh is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. For more information on Ardagh Group, visit

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis