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Director of Transportation

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: United States - New York
  • Salary: 130,000.00 - 160,000.00 USD per Annum
  • Job reference: 35859
  • Sector: Operations & Finance, Supply Chain
  • Date posted: 17/02/2017
Director of Transportation
New York
$130,000 - $160,000 + bonus + benefits


My client is a successful, growing online retailer with exciting growth plans for their Logistics and is currently looking to hire a Director of Transportation to be based at their offices in New York City. The successful candidate will oversee all operational activities within Transport together with coaching all Transport Managers and build a results orientated environment. As well as managing day to day operations this role will also require the candidate to use strategic experience and collaborate with stakeholder peers on how to ensure the transportation division plays its part in helping the company reach its 2020 goals.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage a team of direct reports responsible for overseeing final mile delivery to customers via a mixture of in-house private fleet and 3rd party vehicles
  • Promote a ‘customer comes first’ culture across the function to ensure performance is achieved at the highest level
  • Build, monitor and report on a suit of newly implemented KPIs for the function to ensure service levels are met for the customer
  • Identify & determine the most efficient transportation software to be used by the function to ensure performance and delivery is monitored closely and effectively
  • 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 to 10 years Transportation experience in a direct to consumer (B2C) environment
  • Extensive retail experience
  • Proven experience of managing direct reports
  • Strong turnaround experience (ability to turn average individuals/teams into successful ones)
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