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Director of Transportation

Overhead Door Corporation
Lewisville, TX 75057
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Position Function:
This position oversees and gives support to the inbound, outbound and inter-plant transportation management operations for all manufacturing & distribution locations in North America.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Has overall responsibility of transportation for four business units within a shared services organization.

  • Directly responsible for financial performance to transportation plan.

  • Manages direct and indirect reports across the network of plants.

  • Responsible for continuous improvement to how the company ships product to our customers.

  • Responsible to improve delivered quality to our customers.

  • Establishes process & procedure for satisfying customer requirements for effective delivery of finished product

  • Establishes process & procedure for the timely and efficient flow of inbound raw materials for manufacturing and distribution locations.

  • Selects mode & specific routings within each mode for each of the above described operations to accommodate the unique requirements of each.

  • Negotiates with all carriers as to rate levels, to ensure adequate transportation capacity and to establish and enforce service levels for each phase of transportation.

  • Supervises and coaches the transportation managers at each location and assists in solving problems which must be escalated above the local level.

  • Recommends and assists in the implementation of new practices and procedures to reduce cost and/or improve service at all locations.

  • Coordinates the efforts of all locations to achieve the maximum effective use of available transportation assets.

  • Sets policy for and monitors the performance of the several Dedicated Contract Carriers engaged in essential transportation services.

  • Gathers data and processes information to evaluate the cost of dedicated contract services and to fairly allocate those costs among the locations receiving the benefit of the service.

  • Coordinates the payment of all freight invoices with 3rd party audit & payment firms.

  • Assists all locations in documenting, filing, and recovering freight loss and damage claims.

  • Monitors freight payments for proper application of general ledger accounts.

  • Maintains knowledge of transportation and logistics industry trends, product innovations, and new product and services to provide better service to the customer while reducing cost to the organization.

  • Is knowledgeable with all Federal laws and regulations governing shipper/carrier contracts and ensures that the organization is protected from any negative implications.

  • Understands the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and develops policies and procedures to insure compliance with those regulations in all corporate locations.

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Position Qualifications:

  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Experience in managing dedicated fleets

  • Knowledge of DOT regulations

  • Strong supply chain and logistics knowledge and familiarity with general manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution flow and operation

  • Ability to develop new vendor relationships

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills

  • Ability to influence members of cross functional teams, strong negotiation skills

  • Self-motivated and results oriented

  • Experience in industry trends and best practices for carrier and 3PL environments. Must have experience in procuring (purchasing) freight, and leading / driving freight bids across national accounts, as well as execution of warehouse 3PL sourcing and governance.

  • Oracle and OTM experience a plus.

  • This role may require up to 25% travel.


  • BS or BA in operations or other transportation related field

Posted: 2019-11-25 Expires: 2019-12-24
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