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Director of Transportation Job in Mount Hope, Ohio US

Director of Transportation

Overhead Door Corporation - Mount Hope, OH

Posted: 11/14/2019 - Expires: 12/15/2019

Job ID: 213767915

Job Description

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Job Reference Code
Licenses / Certifications:
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Applied Math: 5
Graphic Literacy: 5
Workplace Documentation: 5