Inbound Manager Transportation in Rockaway, NJ at Party City

Date Posted: 5/5/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Rockaway, NJ
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description


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 Inbound Manager is responsible to manage inbound shipments to PCHI locations. Successful management will involve oversight annual budget, meeting SLA targets, establishing benchmarks and KPIs and providing root cause analysis to improve KPI's.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Strategic carrier selection and negotiations
  • Linkage of all PCHI entities into one inbound/outbound program
  • Identify and seize opportunities to increase volume through increased collect shipments from domestic vendors, strategic carrier selections, and negotiations.
  • Identify shipment issues and provide resolution
  • Responsible for invoicing and accrual management
  • Review, analyze and report vendor performance and financial reporting to enterprise
  • Develop processes and procedures to ensure organization has ability to have all shipment types processed
  • Establish and develop benchmarks and KPI's for inbound providers
  • Monitor and analyze all business reports to provide information to aid decision-making processes to improve service levels and efficiencies
  • Proactively identify potential issues affecting service levels, visibility, or budgeting
  • Work with Compliance team to have vendors provide all supporting documents
  • Identify necessary IT system enhancements and partner with IT to implement

Skills & Competencies Required:

Leadership Competencies

Energizes Others:
Has high energy and passion. Is influential, collaborative, and adaptable to the needs of others.

Results Focused: Consistently among top performers; gets important things done. Puts customer first when making decisions while also being accountable for financial and service results.

Strategic Agility: Understands key relationships relevant to achieving short- and long-range objectives. Uses data, analysis, and business acumen to make good decisions.

Building Partnerships: Communicates in a way to build trust and partnerships; collaborate with internal and external partners, Customer First focus.

Other Competencies

Business Acumen:

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • 3rd Party provider management experience
  • Knowledge of overall Transportation pricing via mode
  • Strong financial analysis and negotiation skills
  • Work with company ERP 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

Problem Solving:

  • Proven analytic and problem-solving skills


  • Responsible for carrier relationships, service levels and financial impact
  • Directly responsible flow of goods direct to stores with up to $150M of inventory
  • Inbound budget is approximately $25 - $30M

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to influence cross functional stakeholders to act in the best interest of the business.
Proven ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organization

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent work in related fields
  • 10 + years' experience in supply chain/logistics/transportation
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Comfortable mining large data sets to understand business performance.
  • Ability to create compelling presentations to present to leadership using data visualization and presentation software.
  • Expertise with Excel and PowerPoint is required
  • Superior communication and presentation skills