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Director of Transportation

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Salary: $120000 - $150000 per annum, Benefits: bonus + terrific benefits package!
  • Job reference: RW299183
  • Sector: Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 22/02/2018
Director of Transportation for multi-billion dollar Retailer ($5bn revenue growth in past 10yrs!)
  • Director of Transportation
  • Atlanta, GA
  • $120,000 to $140,000 + bonus + terrific benefits package!
Globally successful multi-billion dollar Retailer is now looking to hire a new Director of Transportation for North America to manage a team covering all end2end domestic & international transportation, ensuring all imported products and SKUs from Europe & Asia arrive in perfect quality and on time to both US manufacturing and distribution facilities, together with stores, wholesale customers and ecommerce consumers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manages a team of direct reports (Manager level & Senior Analyst level)
  • Create, report on & monitor critical KPIs measuring the performance of the distribution network
  • Collaborate with European & US based procurement partners & colleagues to execute appropriate strategies for improved customers service & profitability
  • Manage 3rd party freight payment processes and cost allocations
  • Maintain all compliance with US Customs
  • Implement and oversee all NA domestic & import transportation expenses
  • Tightly monitor & manage all transport carrier performance on cost, on-time delivery and quality using numerous reports
  • Lead annual negotiations and RFQ’s with small parcel contracts

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (ideally in an analytical subject)
  • 8+ years Transportation experience managing 3rd party carriers
  • Retail and/or Ecommerce industry experience
  • Proven understanding of inbound/outbound shipping
  • Strong knowledge of domestic & international transportation
  • Proven cost saving accomplishments on resume
  • Experience with high volume small parcel operations
  • Can demonstrate solid cost saving accomplishments

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