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Director, Transportation Logistics

Company: KeHE Distributors
Location: Naperville
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Why Work for KeHE?Full-time
Pay Range: $101,000.00/Yr. - $160,000.00/Yr.
Shift Days: , Shift Time:
Benefits on Day 1
Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
Supplemental life insurance
Paid time off
Paid sick time
Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
Holiday pay for company designated holidays OverviewGood people, working with good people, for our common good.Sound good?KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about \"good\" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you! Primary ResponsibilitiesThe Director of Transportation Logistics will be responsible for driving strategic leadership, vision, and operational excellence for the Inbound Transportation team. This role will oversee financials along with managing vendor relationships and leading, mentoring and developing a team. As with all positions at KeHE Distributors, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision, and Values. Essential FunctionsDUTIES, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategic Leadership, Vision, and Team Management Develop and execute a cohesive strategy for Inbound Transportation and brokerage teams in alignment with company goals. Continuously optimize transportation and brokerage operations for efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing team that fosters a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and accountability. Vendor and Relationship Management Build and maintain strong relationships with carriers, brokers, and other partners.Negotiate contracts and manage service level agreements (SLAs) to ensure performance and cost management. Financial Management Oversee budgeting, forecasting, and P&L for the departments under your responsibility. Implement cost-saving initiatives while maintaining quality service. Operational Excellence Manage day-to-day operations for inbound transportation to ensure compliance and efficient movement of goods. Utilize technology solutions to improve operational visibility and decision-making.Engage with cross-functional teams to ensure integrated and seamless operations.Maintain effective communication across all levels of the organization. Other duties and projects as assigned. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:Ability to manage various teams and provide leadership effectively in a dynamic environment.Ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner both verbally and written. Strong negotiation and vendor management skills. Strong analytical skills.Successful negotiator and ability to influence change. Ability to synthesize data and provide clear, concise recommendations. Strong relationship management skills and ability to provide guidance to higher management levels internally and externally. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Demonstrate attention to detail and sense of urgency. Ability to manage a wide array of tasks simultaneously and often with minimal direction. Ability to transfer information gained through analysis to fact based, action-oriented presentations for delivery to internal and external stakeholders. Proficiency in transportation management systems (TMS) and relevant technology.
Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, AptitudeEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or related field. MBA or equivalent is preferred. Minimum of 10 years' experience in transportation, logistics, or supply chain management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.Expertise in transportation brokerage and comprehensive knowledge of the logistics industry.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Requisition ID2024-23396 Equal Employer Opportunity StatementKeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.

Keywords: KeHE Distributors, Naperville , Director, Transportation Logistics, Executive , Naperville, Illinois

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