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Northern Tool + Equipment: Sr. Director Of Transportation

Company: Northern Tool + Equipment
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: August 30, 2020

Job Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:To lead & direct the Transportation organization & movement of goods processes for Northern Tool + Equipment products (inclusive of all subsidiaries) from point of original origin to end user.MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:Directs the team responsible for all inbound and outbound transportation systems, foreign and domestic, including the vendor to Distribution center, distribution center to customer, direct to customer and drop ship to customer to ensure effective and efficient transfer of products according to defined parameters.Establishes and sustains interactive relationships with external vendors and contacts to negotiate competitive contracts for all inbound and outbound transportation costs, such as negotiating and overseeing the small parcel contracts for Northern Tool + Equipment (inclusive of all subsidiaries). Oversees all contracts to ensure that the Company receives reduced rates whenever possible in order competitive outbound freight costs for customers.Facilitates the process to determine the future design of the distribution network of the Company. Determines location of the next distribution center under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Operations.Oversees compliance with international customs regulations by defining and adhering to established policies in order to stay within USA and Canadian Customs Focus Assessment Audits.Oversees the Company Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) compliance program.Directs the Freight Invoice Audit function for the company to ensure that policies and procedures are in place to effectively audit all freight incurred by the Company.Plans, directs, enhances and ensures that all supply chains policies, objectives and initiatives are achieved in order to maximize customer satisfaction and minimize cost for inventory movement in mail-order and retail sales channels.Acts as a change agent to influence, consult and lead efforts for sharing and standardizing best practices and processes related to retail/mail-order support such as: direct ship, cross-docking, integrated systems, e-commerce and all facets of multi-channel distribution.Develops and analyzes transportation management reports that are intended to track past, present and future trends/productivity and oversees the distribution to pertinent personnel.Defines, develops and leads strategies and projects targeted to specific opportunities, within order entry and processing, forecasting, production planning, data collection and supply chain metrics and distribution.Coordinates with leadership in the sales, distribution, merchandising, customer service, IT and marketing departments to develop strategies and establish customer and supplier partnerships to include all areas in optimization of supply chain.Assures capacity and speed of inventory turns to support corporate strategies and to meet supply/demand and revenue objectives. Works to maintain the balance of costs and service.QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in business, management, logistics, industrial engineering or related field. At least 10 years of related experience in supply chain, consulting, operations, and transportation. At least 4 years of supervisory experience. Extensive knowledge of logistics and transportation. Experience with financial statements and statistical ratios. Working knowledge of International and domestic transportation industry policies and cultures. Demonstrated experience negotiating long-term & short-term contractual agreements with vendors and carriers Proven competence as a leader, including the ability to manage more than one function. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all employee levels Handles confidential information with the utmost judgment and discretion Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to relate well to others, gain the respect of employees and to set a personal example of integrity and ethical practice. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of CompanyPersonnel and others.

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