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Director, Transportation

Company: Youngs Market Company
Location: Tustin
Posted on: March 10, 2019

Job Description:


  • Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together
  • Includes leadership of financial metrics for global freight contracts and accountability for freight audit, payment and freight claims standards of an annual spend totaling $15MM
  • Responsible for transportation management systems recommendations and standards
  • Builds/maintains effective relationships with planning, distribution, finance, IT, to implement an integrated approach to transportation operations effectiveness and freight payment
  • Monitors operations and financial best practices to ensure success across a complex transportation network including the impact of technological advancements, especially in regards to TMS (transportation management systems) and FAP (freight audit and payment) systems
  • Sets and utilizes operational and financial KPI s
  • Recommends and executes operational and financial transportation service changes
  • Acts as company ambassador to internal and external business partners
  • Accountable for enterprise freight, audit, payment and claims process
  • Keeps current on industry financial trends and communicates potential impactPlanning and Execution - Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:
    • A focus on an operational orientation and with ability to set dynamic, compelling goals and aggressive schedules for improvement.
    • Decisive in actions and able to develop a culture of operational excellence.
    • Quality execution skills, the insight to identify problems early, and the ability to innovate within a traditional industry will be critical to success.
    • Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and team on changes in policies and practices within the organization
    • Plans and manages business unit and department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.
    • Pro-actively identifies and plans mid and long term transportation needs; recommending optimum infrastructure/strategies; identifying appropriate in sourcing/outsourcing options.
    • Responsible for the 3-5 years enterprise global transportation strategic plan.
    • Drive continuous improvement capabilities for inbound transportation supply chain processes.
    • Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company.
    • Manages multiple 3PL transportation providers in North America (consolidation/deconsolidation/merge-in-transit, ETC) and port operationsBusiness Requirements - Providing operational expertise and executing financial reporting and payment responsibilities:
      • Responsible for the financial inputs into the AOP for all global freight movements.
      • Provides systems, process, financial standards and operational proficiencies freight movement.
      • Ensuring that all transportation operations and systems comply with local PRO, health, safety, environmental/risk management legislation as well as with Corporate Policies.
      • Demonstrated capacity to implement process re-engineering with a hands on approach
      • Stays current with trends, regulations and initiatives regarding transportation.Partner Development & Team Building - Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
        • Challenges and inspires team members to achieve business results.
        • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
        • Ensures partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
        • Oversees training and development of partners in operations and administration.
        • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partners, business and customer results.
        • Recruits, develops and organizes world class transportation expertise.QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS:
          • Experience in transportation/logistics in a fast moving distribution, consumer goods or retail company (7-10 years)
          • Operations leadership position with responsibility for significant financial reporting/spend management (7 years)
          • Experience with transportation management systems, freight payment systems and implementation of these systems (7 years)
          • Bachelor Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering
          • Expertise in transportation sourcing, procurement, and contract management
          • Experience managing third party transportation providers
          • Computer proficiency with all Microsoft applications
          • Working knowledge of DOT, OSHA, Food Safety Regulations and complianceEOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

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