Director of Transportation

Newark, New Jersey Permanent USD105,000 - USD160,000 per year
  • Director level opportunity at a New Jersey based organization
  • Competitive salary, bonus eligible, comprehensive benefits

About Our Client

My client is mission drive NFP organizatio in NJ.

Job Description

  • Resolve distribution matters relating to distribution centers; third-party consolidation and storage facilities.
  • Orchestration of daily outbound transportation routing; cohesive customer service relations; resolution of supply chain management issues; and long-term strategic planning in support of company plans and objectives.
  • Oversee state-wide allocation of resources to optimize distribution productivity; adherence to regulations and policies; communication and coordination with internal and external stakeholders to ensure best in class distribution service model; planned execution within budgets and expense controls.
  • Ensures all aspects of safety and DOT requirements are rigorously enforced.
  • Oversee vehicle management and monitor vehicle gross weights.
  • Determine integration of processes to ensure seamless support, enforcement of safety standards, productivity and benchmarks.
  • Oversee performance of third-party logistics providers, reverse logistics and associated service providers.
  • Spearhead resolution relating to packing, packaging, trailer loading and timing of deliveries.
  • Reinforce performance management skills with direct reports. Encourage the development and coaching of team members to achieve performance goals and objectives.
  • Reinforce communication flow between management and team members and other stakeholders and networks.
  • Develop standards for team - managing with vision and purpose, clearly communicating and giving direction and validating results.
  • Create culture of a high performance: where team members feel challenged, know how to be successful, are encouraged to do their best, and are recognized for their accomplishments.
  • Develop effective strategies to increase operational efficiencies and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Resolve supply chain management inefficiencies between key stakeholders.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Proven track record of achieving excellence through fostering strong relationships, delivering on priorities, problem-solving, building capability and leadership, and developing high-performing teams.
  • Strong knowledge of project management principles including development and coordination of plans, communication, collaboration, and time management.
  • Technical aptitude with MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and data visualization applications (such as GIS, Tableau, etc.) is essential for success.
  • Experience with project management methodology including PMP/Lean Six Sigma/Kaizen.
  • Experience organizing and tracing orders using software such as Roadnet or similar programs.
  • Capable of effective decision making and the ability to manage sustainable change while remaining customer solutions oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team, as well as manage people; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to coach, develop, supervise, and train staff.
  • Capable of lifting up to 40 pounds to include boxes, equipment and/or supplies.
  • Commitment to reflect and uphold the company's core values and dedication to continuous improvement.
  • This position will have a varied work schedule that includes nights and weekends to meet the program scheduling needs and achieve deliverables.

Must possess personal vehicle and valid NJ driver's license.

What's on Offer

  • PTO, Sick Days, and comprehensive Holiday Time Off
  • 401k
  • Health Insurance
  • Bonus
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Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector
Transport / Distribution Manager
Transport & Distribution
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Consultant name
Sarah Jones
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