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.

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