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Director of Logistics

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Salary: $120000 - $150000 per annum, Benefits: 20% bonus + benefits
  • Job reference: RWGK20017
  • Sector: Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 30/10/2017
Director of Logistics for highly successful Retail business  
  • Director of Logistics
  • Atlanta GA
  • $120,000 to $150,000 + 20% bonus + competitive benefits package
A leading, successful Retailer is looking to hire a high-calibre Director of Logistics to manage relationships with its key 3PL partners to ensure inbound flow & outbound flow of products across a network of DCs is kept to the best possible standards. This role manages a team of several direct reports and a handful of indirect reports across several locations. You will also work closely with the VP Logistics around the 2018 strategy for product flow in line with the new DC builds and the company’s core values.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage a team of direct reports (Managers) and help drive team productivity by achieving best cost to serve levels across the region
  • Collaborate with 3rd party companies and lead negotiations to ensure the best service is provided, at best cost to the company, within budgetary targets
  • Hold monthly meetings with Logistics regional team to highlight strong performers, recognise excellent results and maintain a continuous improvement culture
  • Meet with Senior Management Team to discuss proposals for cost saving initiatives across Logistics network in the region
  • Act as a coach, mentor and guide to help nurture talent into the future leaders of the business

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (ideally in an analytical subject)
  • 5 years minimum Logistics Management experience within Retail
  • Extensive experience in reducing costs and improving team performance
  • Proven experience of managing direct reports
  • Strong turnaround experience (ability to turn average individuals/teams into successful ones)
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