Job Title
Director, Transportation Procurement & Admin.

City
Charlotte

State
NC

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Our public Retail client is a leader in their business model, with almost 1,600 Retail stores and $13B in annual sales.

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

To lead, direct, develop, implement, control and coordinate all aspects of bids, negotiations, claims, contracts, shrink and compliance that support cost controls, service standards and long range planning. Develop cost controls, strategies and analysis to meet transportation expense targets with an annual freight budget exceeding 300M. Responsible for all transportation, 3rd party, and steamship bid processes, selection, contracts, controls and high level carrier relationships inclusive of inbound and outbound programs.

Lead, direct, develop, implement, control and coordinate all aspects of Customs Compliance programs.

Responsible for developing and maintaining an open, engaging labor relation’s environment, remaining issue free.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: % OF TIME

· Direct the development of and execution of processes and strategies to support an integrated supply-chain network. Responsible for the development of a service provider network to maintain cost controls, support company growth objectives, and maintain or improve service standards.

· Responsible for evaluation process for rate/service proposals and negotiations for a multi modal supply chain network.

· Define strategic vendor business development and transportation programs to support company growth and minimize risk to the supply chain network.

· Provide direction and guidance on procurement policies to ensure integrity, controls and transparency within the organization.

50%

Vendor Management

· Create and maintain professional relationships with all transportation providers utilized.

· Through logical bidding processes and evaluations, select providers and negotiate contracts to support cost controls, expected performance metrics, and company growth with integrity and transparency for multiple modes.

· Ensure that appropriate, contractual relationships exist with all carriers and third party distribution operations.

· Ensure controls are in place and validated to support contractual, insurance and risk management compliance with current legal regulations.

20%

· Oversee policies and procedures to ensure our client meets standards established by all government regulatory requirements to support minimal risk to our client, US Customs, FDA, and Fish and Wildlife. Responsible for Supply Chain process and procedure that have direct influence on corporate shrink.

20%

· Perform all projects requested by the VP- Logistics and Supply Chain

10%

COMPETENCIES:

  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Credibility and Trust
  • Builds Organizational Capacity
  • Drive Results
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Communication
  • Confronting Tough Issues

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

List Education, Experience, Technical Knowledge, and/or Certifications required for the position.

Minimum:

10 years transportation procurement and contractual experience.

5 years manager level experience.

Transportation insurance and claims experience.

Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to communicate with all levels and departments both within and outside the company.

Logistics background within retail industry.

Working knowledge of MS Windows, Word, Excel, and Access

Skillful negotiator

Bachelors Degree

Experience with hands-on utilization of current supply-chain software applications and systems

Preferred:

Bachelor or MBA Degree in Transportation, Logistics, or Business related.

Transportation management systems expertise

10-15 years prior transportation management experience

4-6 years retail transportation experience

Specialized transportation expertise with insurance requirements, claims, hazardous materials, food transport, trailer leasing, and fleet management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Managers – Transportation Procurement

Manager – Customs Compliance

Exempt and non-exempt support staff

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