Job Title
Director, Transportation Procurement Cross-Dock

City
Charlotte Metro

State
NC

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

This is a new role to lead our client's vast cross-dock procurement functional area, leading 4 direct reports.

TITLE:

Director – Transportation Procurement-Cross Dock

DEPARTMENT:

Transportation

REPORTS TO (TITLE):

Vice President, Supply Chain Logistics

EXEMPT/

NON-EXEMPT:

Exempt

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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 250M. Responsible for all 3rd party Cross Dock provider selection, contracts, controls, performance and relationships.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· 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.

· Coordinate and facilitate negotiations to best benefit costs and service requirements

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.

· Coordinate and facilitate strategic partnerships with providers as appropriate.

· Coordinate and facilitate quarterly performance and strategy meetings with strategic partners.

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

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

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.

· 10 years transportation procurement and contractual experience.

· Bachelor or MBA Degree in Transportation, Logistics, or Business related preferred

· 10-15 years prior transportation management experience, TMS expertise preferred

· 4-6 years retail transportation experience a plus

· Specialized transportation expertise with cross dock provider management

· 5 years manager level 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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Managers – Transportation Procurement

Exempt and non-exempt support staff



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