Director, Transportation and Logistics, Irving, TX

Project status
Project start date
Unsure
Project posted
25 Jan 2019 14:27
Project duration (approx.)
4.0 Months
Budget (approx.)
US$53332.8 (fixed cost)
Area of expertise
Operations
Consultant location
On-site
Location
United States

Objectives and Key Deliverables

Seeking a highly skilled and motivated Director, Transportation and Logistics to provide leadership for the development and implementation of common best practices for our North American Fleet Operations. The primary responsibility will be to manage oversight of the Domestic Delivery, Inbound Domestic and Warehousing components and develop a coordinated strategy across our 34 distribution centers while working with the Distribution Center Leaders.

Additionally, you will deliver an analysis-driven strategic and tactical advisory approach and have strong project management skills that is comfortable with regular communication with senior leadership on status, risks, change and cost control.

This position will office out of our Irving, Texas Headquarters. We are currently not offering relocation for this role.

• Delivers on Profit and Loss commitments and related business objectives.
• Drives operational excellence through benchmarking, best practices adoption, technology, and process transformation, quantification of business constraints, data-driven management, and continuous improvement.
• Deliver costs savings, elevated customer experiences and strengthening of our relationships with our transportation partners.
• Build and maintain the overall strategic plan and associated deliverables for the Transportation function, carrier strategy, mode, carrier type, systems / IT requirements, and fuel management.
• Partner with Legal regarding Transportation law and regulatory requirements, industry trends, technology solutions, and customs brokers.
• Ensures solid linkages exist between internal functions and partners, including, Planning, Legal, Procurement, Sales, DC Operations, and Finance,
• Transportation lead for the monthly S&OP process, including guidance on sourcing decisions (freight cost related and lead time), market impacts (capacity), and warehouse implications.
• Lead risk mitigation strategy for the department that minimize the impact of potential operational disruptions and risk.
• Partners with Finance and leads the development of the annual Transportation budget process, and monthly budget variance analysis, directing the Analyst on modeling and cost reconciliations.
• Management of multiple cost savings projects - scope definition, planning, documentation / vetting, timeline execution, and leadership of cross functional teams.
• Manage carrier relationships and performance over a range of key performance indicators, such as on time performance, load acceptance, trailer pool compliance, data compliance, CSA ratings and cost (including localized contracted shuttle providers).
• Accountable for the Transportation procurement process in accordance with our customer service requirements while concurrently evaluating the impact / recommendation of rates for both delivered and customer pick-up freight.
Supplier Management
• Manage carrier relationships and performance over a range of key performance indicators, such as on time performance, load acceptance, trailer pool compliance, data compliance, CSA ratings and cost (including localized contracted shuttle providers).
• Accountable for the Transportation procurement process in accordance with our customer service requirements while concurrently evaluating the impact / recommendation of rates for both delivered and customer pick-up freight.
Functionally Technology & Tools
• Leads the ideation process for the design, development, and supports implementation of network modeling activities and results.
• Corporate owner for the business execution of the Transportation Management System (TMS) including base functionality, continuous improvement development / mods, and freight payment management
• Accountable for the overall performance and management of TMS functions, including reporting, , organization and system interfaces, carrier set-up (compliance and training), routing guide development, and custom reporting / dashboards, among others.
• Accountable for the successful design (business requirements) and validation of business required modifications.
• Ability to quickly learn and use a variety of system tools. Direct experience with SAP and / or other enterprise systems is required.
Operational Execution
• Develop, capture and manage performance metrics to include:
• Service - On time performance, lead time compliance,
• Financial - Budget performance:
• Transportation - (cost per case, % of sales, $$) for transfer, inbound, and customer freight, CPU rate allowance, routing guide compliance, vehicle fill, IM conversion, and fuel
• Distribution - (cost per case, % of sales, $$) productivity performance, and customer claims / returns
• Commercial – Carrier / warehouse operations performance reviews, quarterly face to face business reviews, semi-annual review of rates and contracts, executing mini-bids and contract revisions as needed.

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related discipline (Transportation, Warehousing, etc.) and eight plus (8+) years of relevant experience.
• MBA or advanced degree is a plus
• Proficient in MS Office Applications (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
• SAP experience preferred
• Strong supply chain and logistics knowledge and familiarity with general manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution flow and operation
• Ability to develop new vendor relationships and strength in value-based contracting
• Strong business acumen and analytical skills
• Ability to influence members of cross functional teams, strong negotiation skills
• Self-motivated and results oriented
Other Requirements:
• Ability to solve problems and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
• Strong analytical and leadership skills
• Ability to read, utilize and create reports as needed
• Computer and database skills; Microsoft Office suite
• MS Project (preferred)
• Ability to work well with others in a team setting to deliver high performance results including facilitating meetings and providing training
• Effective time management skills
• Detail oriented and organizational skills
• Travel, as needed (about 25 to 30%), including overnight travel

Scope:
• We are looking to fill this position for at least an initial 4 month period but open to a permanent offer for the right candidate.

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