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Mgr - Transportation

Brand:  Matthews Memorialization
Company:  The York Group, Inc.
Line of Business:  Funeral Home

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212


Matthews International the leader in the memorialization industry is looking for candidates to join our Transportation Team. Take your career to the next level, working for a 160 year old company with amazing people around the US.  Positions include a benefits package effective day one, as well as a strong 401(k) and employee stock plan.

The Mgr – Transportation role manages all strategic and tactical aspects of outbound and inbound logistics and transportation in a manner that achieves optimal cost and service for products and materials.  Assumes full responsibility for internal fleet P&L and manages cost and service for 3rd party carrier base.  

Benefits Program: Full benefits starting first day which includes: medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account (HSA) with company contribution, short and long term disability (after 90 days), life insurance, earned time off(starts accruing immediately), 401(k), retirement plan with company match, and employee stock purchase plan with company match.



  • Manages and optimizes all transportation modes including TL, LTL, Intermodal, Air, Ocean, Small Parcel 
  • Develops effective business strategy, implements and manages the associated cost reduction initiatives
  • Partners with key internal stakeholders to drive collaborative efforts designed to best serve the company and our customers
  • Continuously maximizes the TMS solution to leverage latest technology to drive optimization, compliance and lowest costs possible. 
  • Manages and directs domestic and international transportation operations, including but not limited to logistics procurement, carrier compliance, P&L and safety 
  • Identifies and implements improvements to internal transportation related processes in line with industry best practices
  • Directs the ongoing analysis of internal fleet vs. 3rd party carrier base needs; this includes negotiating with union drivers as well as 3rd party providers to achieve the lowest delivery cost 
  • Manages procurement strategy and process with 3rd party carrier base.
  • Develops and manages relationship with 3rd party carrier base, including contracts, performance management/metrics, compliance and safety
  • Facilitates driver safety programs in compliance of DOT regulations and auditing.  
  • Monitors and implements internal fleet technology
  • Manages internal fleet equipment strategy and the negotiation of equipment rentals, maintenance programs and contracts for trucks, trailers, etc.
  • Manages 3rd party equipment maintenance and internal mechanics shop
  • Manages all union relationships to insure all issues are contained and resolved in a timely manner
  • Leads all union negotiations, in conjunction with MATW legal and HR teams
  • Develops and utilizes KPI’s, exception management, root cause identification and implements sustainable corrective actions to drive business results.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in logistics, transportation, supply chain or related field
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred
  • 8+ years progressive logistics/transportation experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years in a leadership role
  • Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
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  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.


Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company.   

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh