Director of Transportation

Jan 13, 2022
Full Time

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    Jan 13, 2022
  • Location
  • Offered Salary
  • Experience
    6 Years
  • Qualification
    Bachelors Degree
  • Career Level
    Department Head

Job Description

Transform the transportation division of a multi-billion-dollar dairy producer in California

  • Great base salary, bonus, 7% 401k, vacation, medical, life/disability
  • Lead a team of 5 and focus on delivering improvements
  • Develop the people, processes, and technology

This is a rare opportunity to transform the transportation strategy and leverage the company’s investment in technology to ensure a competitive market advantage and platform for future growth. This dynamic position will lead a team of 5 and focus on delivering improvements and results against service, cost, and working capital metrics. The Director of Transportation must be able to develop the people, processes, and technology along with building solid partnerships with various third party providers, especially line haulers, across the 50 states.

Salary is negetioable for this role!

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategically plan and manage logistics, transportation, and customer services.
  • Direct, optimize and coordinate full shipment cycle.
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, members, and other internal staff.
  • Keep track of delivery times, transport costs and efficiency.
  • Resolve any problems and complaints.
  • Supervise, coach and train logistics workforce.
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy, and timeliness targets.
  • Manage staffing hiring, scheduling and workload planning within the department.
  • Manage department budget and expenses.
  • Monitor and communicate performance and behavioral incidents with direct reports and prepare and administer annual reviews.
  • Support company goals of delivery cost reduction, asset utilization and customer service enhancements.
  • Maintain metrics and analyze date to assess performance and implement improvements.
  • Comply with laws, regulations, and other requirements.
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have ability to communicate and work with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be able to perform tasks with a high level of confidentiality.
  • Must be flexible and positive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment.

Skills, Experiences

  • BS in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain; or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of experience in routing and delivery.
  • Refrigerated transportation experience.
  • 5+ years of Management experience.
  • Project Management or Process Improvement experience preferred.
  • Analytical and creative problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel at a minim
  • Must have strong people management and logistics/routing experience.
  • Proven working experience as a logistics manager.
  • Record of successful distribution and logistics management.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Proficient in standard logistics software and ERP Systems interface.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Knowledge in logistics management and DOT regulations.
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