HOU, Savannah, Charleston, CHI

Salary Range:$150,000.00 - $170,000.00

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Position Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Vice President of Brokerage of a leading supply chain service company to the chemical industry. They take pride in maintaining high standards for safety, compliance, and customer services. Their supply chain platform is uniquely positioned to provide a complete line of service offerings for the chemical industry. The company has an extensive network of 25 terminals and 16 warehousing/packaging facilities nationwide with a fleet of more than 1,200 trucks and 1,800 trailers. A&R delivers a 360-degree supply chain suite with offerings that span bulk and liquid transportation, to warehousing and rail storage, to in-plant services, ISO intermodal and more.
The Senior Director of Drayage Capacity is expected to lead, plan, develop and oversee an independent contractor fleet serving major port hubs, including Savannah, Charleston, Houston, and Chicago. The Senior Director will be responsible for working with the sales teams to understand demand in each market and build an independent contractor fleet to support the demand. The ideal candidate is adept at recruiting and building relationships with independent contractor drivers. The Senior Director of Drayage Capacity must also be well-versed in all aspects of drayage and intermodal transportation, including working with ports, intermodal ramps, container yards, chassis management, DOT weight limitations and compliance, and operational understanding of FMCSA safety requirements. The ideal candidate will also set an aggressive growth strategy, while executing to meet or exceed service level requirements of customers. The goal is to increase revenue, optimize costs, and maximize profitability.

Background Required:
  • Recruit, onboard, and retain independent contractor drivers to establish reliable fleet
  • Drayage and Intermodal Operations (10 yrs)
  • Managed independent contractor model
  • Driver Management (rate negotiations, capacity, scorecard, reporting)
  • Exposure to large strategic contract negotiations
  • Develop, understand, manage, and report customer KPIs
  • Lead team to meet and exceed KPIs
  • Versed in port, ramp, container yard, and chassis management operations
  • Knowledgeable in DOT and FMCSA
  • Travel 50%
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Office
  • Education: High School Degree
  • Residence: Houston, TX, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, or, Chicago, IL
Background Preferred (but not required):
  • Chemical Plastic and Transportation in multiple modes (including TL, LTL, Ocean, Barge, Liquid & Dry Bulk)
  • Past success with downstream chemical manufacturers, brokers, distributors, and customers
  • Experience in various TMS, WMS, CRM products
  • Shipper side experience in chemical industry
  • Drayage technology
  • ISM or APICS certified
  • Project Management (Lean Exposure or equivalent)
  • Bi-Lingual: English & Spanish
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Other Essential Abilities and Skills:
  • Entrepreneur mindset
  • Autonomy
  • Professionalism
  • Team Player
  • Proactive approach to create and grow strategic business solutions
  • Create strong internal and external relationships to grow business
  • Excellent communications (oral, written, presentation)
  • Work with multiple business units
  • Customer service excellence
  • Use data to make high level decisions

If you are interested in this opportunity but you’re not ready to apply, please email the Practice Leader provided below with your questions.

Practice Leader: Josiah DiPaolo
Private Fleet & Final Mile

330.664.9400, ext.140

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