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Director of Transportation Operations

Company: NFI Industries
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Transportation Operations provides the day-to-day direction, oversight, and implementation of the operations for the transportation management business unit at NFI. This position reports to the VP of Transportation Operations..Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the transportation business unit, including customer and carrier relations, and all internal operational functions.
  • Lead the initiative to develop, manage and execute the Company's transportation management strategy among the three operating entities: NFI, NDC and NFIL. -Work to increase synergy between transportation management operations and the other NFI organizations.
  • Develop and implement new strategies, services and tactical business plans and ensure the necessary resources are in place to fulfill customer's need and contract obligations from an operations perspective.
  • Candidate must have an entrepreneurial mindset and posses the ability to effectively align with business groups to enable positive and stable business growth.
  • Provide strong leadership to all functions of the business and build a "service/customer oriented" culture. -Reinforce throughout the entire organization, the desire and commitment to the highest levels of customer service and achieve a high level of cost efficiency. -Communicate and demonstrate this commitment to all customers.
  • Evaluate current operational procedures and processes. -Establish new procedures and implement improvements where required. -Make sure all new procedures are implemented and adhered to throughout the organization.
  • Ensure the highest level of customer service to all clients regardless of the account size. -Make sure all Service Level Agreements and Performance Metrics are met or exceeded.
  • Manage the selection, development, motivation and retention of the staff required to grow and develop the operational aspects of the transportation management business. -
  • Ensure Company Policies and procedures are supported throughout the corporate and field operations.
  • Assist with both short and long term forecasting of operational resource requirements for transportation management.
  • Conduct evaluation of current team and provide mentoring to his/her team.
  • Remain current on industry trends and provide strategic recommendations to management that will put NFI Transportation Management on the "cutting edge."Requirements:
    • Bachelors degree required
    • 10+ years' experience in the transportation operations with a proven track record of success
    • Familiar with a variety of transportation concepts, practices and procedures
    • Experience with overall direction, coordination and evaluation of department
    • Possesses strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate organization visions and values
    • Able to demonstrate a high degree of planning, organizational, analytical, and financial skills
    • Provide on-call support 24/7 for the dispatch group
    • Proficient computer skills especially with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point as well as the essential TMS systems for NFI Brokerage.
    • Conceptual, strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
    • Prior profit and loss responsibility preferred
    • Independent, must be able to work with little direction or structure -and able to work effectively with all verticals within NFI and the sales team
    • Strong work ethic; - e.g. "roll-up-your sleeves" leader
    • Hands-on, customer driven focus - -#LI-ES1 -Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: NFI Industries, Columbus , Director of Transportation Operations, Professions , Columbus, Ohio

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