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Director of Logistics and Distribution

South, FL

Post Date: 03/23/2018 Job ID: 13526 Industry: Logistics Targeted Compensation: $140,000.00

Director of Logistics and Distribution

Our client is a leading grower/shipper/processor of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Florida. Client has an opportunity for a successful, experienced logistics professional who knows the third party logistics industry, the refrigerated transport business, has a wealth of carrier relationships, and brings his/her own book of business to this role. The Director of Logistics and Distribution will work in coordination with the Director of Transportation (the client's fleet of tractors and trailers) to build a robust transportation operation that services all the client's shipping product transportation needs to its five distribution centers, augmented by profitable backhaul opportunities and extra transportation capacity from trusted asset-based carriers.

Candidate will have five years' minimum experience in third party logistics, a well-developed management style, knowledge of all DOT regulations, understanding of transportation software and systems, analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize the safe and efficient inbound/outbound distribution of goods
  • Manage the third party carrier network and ensure carriers meet or exceed performance requirements including customer service, quality, and compliance
  • Maintain and achieve overall company budgets and logistics goals while continuously analyzing performance and implementing strategies to achieve key metrics
  • Ensure company is in compliance with laws and regulations regarding transportation/distribution
  • Work collaboratively with Regional Distribution Centers’ General Managers to implement necessary transfers and develop regional distribution routes
  • Communicate effectively with the Director of Transportation to book cost effective loads and distribution routes for the company's fleet
  • Collaborate with the Chief Sales Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and the Vice President of Logistics and Distribution to ensure effective management of all parts of the supply chain
  • Assist in company strategies to plan and support current company logistics requirements and future growth
  • Focus on the optimization of distribution and transportation costs and the distribution and delivery of products to customers
  • Motivate, train, and develop a proficient team of personnel to help achieve company objectives and continuously grow the business for the future
Job Keywords: director, vice president, transportation broker, logistics, refrigerated transportation, third party, ag1source, jobs, career, position, recruiting, recruiter
*Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Director of Logistics and Distribution job.

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