Director - Transportation Procurement

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
To lead, direct, develop, implement, control and coordinate all aspects of bids, negotiations, claims, contracts, shrink and compliance that support cost controls, service standards and long-range planning. Develop cost controls, strategies and analysis to meet transportation expense targets with an annual freight budget exceeding 300M. Responsible for all transportation, 3rd party, and steamship bid processes, selection, contracts, controls and high-level carrier relationships inclusive of inbound and outbound programs.
Responsible for developing and maintaining an open, engaging labor relation's environment, remaining issue free.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Direct the development of and execution of processes and strategies to support an integrated supply-chain network. Responsible for the development of a service provider network to maintain cost controls, support company growth objectives, and maintain or improve service standards.
  • Responsible for evaluation process for rate/service proposals and negotiations for a multi modal supply chain network.
  • Define Ross strategic vendor business development and transportation programs to support company growth and minimize risk to the supply chain network.
  • Provide direction and guidance on procurement policies to ensure integrity, controls and transparency within the organization.
  • Coordinate and facilitate negotiations to best benefit Ross costs and service requirements

Vendor Management
  • Create and maintain professional relationships with all transportation providers utilized.
  • Through logical bidding processes and evaluations, select providers and negotiate contracts to support cost controls, expected performance metrics, and company growth with integrity and transparency for multiple modes.
  • Ensure that appropriate, contractual relationships exist with all carriers and third party distribution operations.
  • Coordinate and facilitate strategic partnerships with providers as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and facilitate quarterly performance and strategy meetings with strategic partners.
  • Ensure controls are in place and validated to support contractual, insurance and risk management compliance with current legal regulations and Ross/dd's DISCOUNTS.
  • Perform all projects requested by the VP- Logistics and Supply Chain

COMPETENCIES:
  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Credibility and Trust
  • Builds Organizational Capacity
  • Drive Results
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Communication
  • Confronting Tough Issues

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • 10 years transportation procurement and contractual experience.
  • Bachelor or MBA Degree in Transportation, Logistics, or Business related preferred
  • 10-15 years prior transportation management experience, TMS expertise preferred
  • 4-6 years retail transportation experience a plus
  • Specialized transportation expertise with insurance requirements, claims, hazardous materials, food transport, trailer leasing, and fleet management
  • 5 years manager level experience.
  • Transportation insurance and claims experience.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to communicate with all levels and departments both within and outside the company.
  • Logistics background within retail industry.
  • Working knowledge of MS Windows, Word, Excel, and Access
  • Skillful negotiator
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Experience with hands-on utilization of current supply-chain software applications and systems

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.
Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Managers - Transportation Procurement
Exempt and non-exempt support staff

DISCLAIMER
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.