Dal-Tile DIRECTOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION in Dallas, Texas
Join the largest manufacturer of tile and natural stone in the United States and watch your career stand out with Dal-Tile, a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries.
Our close-knit team of dedicated professionals has made us the success we are today. In exchange for their hard work, we support our people with a family-friendly work environment, a commitment to promoting from within, unique benefits that go beyond just medical and dental, and a belief that every employee deserves a productive life outside of work. If this sounds outstanding to you, take the first step forward and explore a career with Dal-Tile.
The Director of Transportation is responsible for strategic and operational management of both domestic and international transportation, to include cost reduction strategies, multi-modal transportation optimization, network optimization, imported container via ocean and drayage operations, and outbound traffic. This role is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations including Dispatch, Planning, and Routing. This role will oversee Key Process Indicators (KPIs) for equipment utilization and 3rd party carrier scorecards. This role will also oversee a broad scope of functional teams and deal with all modes such as Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload, Intermodal, Small Parcel, Ocean, Air, etc. This role reports directly to the VP of Supply Chain and will be responsible for approximately 30 people (corporate) and 70+ in the field (including drivers)
Responsible for developing the transportation strategy for Dal Tile North America.
Lead all productivity/savings projects which includes Network Optimization, Co-Load, Mode compliance, LTL usage reduction, pay-load factor, load consolidation programs, continuous moves, lower cost carriers, and dedicated fleets. etc.
Oversee the management of Transportation RFPs. Works directly with vendors on negotiating rates and terms & conditions. Make recommendations for agreements with third party vendors and responsibility selecting carriers.
Responsible for all freight finance, productivity, Strat Plan, and AOP. Manage departmental operating budget.
Lead development and implementation of procurement strategy for Ocean, Rail, TL, LTL and Air.
Responsible for all freight claims activity and recovery $$.
Responsible for managing 3rd party freight Audit vendor.
Manage and maintain 3pl dedicated fleets. Negotiate and assess the need at the time of contract renewal.
Develop methods and procedures for transportation for managing expedite shipments.
Oversees sourcing resources and create strategies to manage vendor base of transportation providers to deliver optimal performance balancing quality, service, and cost.
Identify and implement industry best practices to support organizational direction.
Identifies and creates strategies to optimize small parcel delivery leveraging national and regional networks.
Implements strategies and efficiencies that reduce shipping costs within the supply chain network.
Oversee the load planning process.
Oversees the implementation of solutions to operational and service issues with carriers and warehouses. Oversees the implementation of programs for measuring on-time delivery.
Design and manage a comprehensive carrier scorecard program, develops customized transportation strategies to increase service levels and reduce costs
Provide strategic direction for and oversight of the day-to-day activities of equipment (asset) purchasing, asset maintenance, yard and shuttle personnel.
Manage employee performance and assist employees in making improvements to their performance through coaching, mentoring and administering performance reviews.
Directs monitors and effectively appraises the performance of all direct reports providing training and development activities where appropriate and holds staff accountable for their ongoing performance to specified standards.
Partner with the executive and senior leadership throughout the organization to design and develop operational strategy that supports the organizational business needs and goals.
Owns Total Transportation Management growth strategy and value proposition.
Bachelor’s Degree and 15+ years of directly related experience in Transportation, Supply Chain, or Logistics
Extensive experience with ground and rail transportation solutions.
Prior 3PL management experience that includes contract negotiation, procurement, SLAs etc.
Proven leadership and people management skills, executing strategies to improve efficiencies by optimizing performance.
Strong knowledge of Fleet Maintenance Industry Standards.
Experience in managing budgets and accountability for delivering financial targets required.
Willing to travel at least 20% of the time.
Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
Advanced knowledge of Department of Transportation Regulations.
Expert Computer Skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Transportation Management Systems and Fleet Maintenance Systems.
We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, career opportunities, and an environment of creativity and growth. Company Match on 401k
Employee Purchase Discount
Dal-Tile is a proud supporter of our U.S. military, veterans and their families - Thank You for Your Service!
Active military, transitioning service members and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.
Req Id: 21406