Director of Transportation Operations (201358)

Full Time
Posted 6 years ago

Director of Transportation Operations
Nashville, TN

The Director of Transportation is responsible for the operation of the company’s transportation network. Lead and continuously improve the day-to-day operations of all transportation and garage related activities to optimize performance and cost controls while introducing and implementing supply chain best practices.


  • Monitor and manage all aspects of nationwide transportation operations
  • Establish metrics and information systems that provide key stakeholders with timely and accurate reports and information
  • Serve as a resource to Sales, Production, Customer Service, Scheduling and Supply Chain teams
  • Set benchmarks and standards for departmental performance
  • Direct best practices in customer delivery, transportation, garage management, staff and asset utilization, safe practices and cost savings initiatives
  • Participate in near and long-term forecasting and planning of logistics, transportation and garage operations
  • Enforce Company policies
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s safety program and occupational health staff to ensure compliance with requirements of the modified duty program
  • Promote and ensure a safe work environment while communicating safety results, both accident and injury frequencies, as a top priority
  • Maintain compliance with all regulatory bodies
  • Analyze department wages in comparison with others in the industry and recommend changes to maintain competitive position
  • Work with cross functional teams on planning resources to ensure the timely and safe movement of company equipment and product
  • Efficiently manage all administrative functions and reporting requirements both internally and for external customers as necessary
  • Prepare and manage yearly budget for all transportation activities while continuously evaluating opportunities to reduce costs
  • Create an open and inclusive environment that promotes teamwork, development of team members and ensures an engaged team
  • Take a proactive role in assuring safe, quality products are produced by immediately addressing any safety or quality concerns


  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in logistics, transportation, supply chain or related fields, preferably intermodal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word
  • Proficiency in supply chain, ERP, driver compliance and transportation management systems
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all professional levels
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage various levels of employees
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, including but not limited to performance management (employee evaluations, discipline, corrective action, coaching) and interviewing are required
  • Exceptional skills in process improvement, cost-analysis, and implementation of cost-saving programs
  • Strong writing and verbal skills


Company offers an entrepreneurial work environment with strong growth potential, a competitive compensation package, and a complete benefits package.

Join our Network

Want to get notified about new positions? Complete the form and upload your resume to let our recruiters know you're looking.

Driver Application
General Application