Director, Transportation Finance

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Director, Finance oversees a team of Managers and Analysts who are responsible for budgeting and forecasting all operating expenses for Transportation. This position is also responsible for directing the programs that ensure proper internal reviews of financial related information. Responsibilities include cost tracking, performance to budget, capacity monitoring, reporting, production planning and leading the monthly close, annual budget and five-year planning processes. This position will interface with corporate, distribution and transportation business units including external partnership as needed. The Director, Finance position is designed to be a successor role to the Vice President, Supply Chain Finance position and is viewed as a key member of the DC Leadership team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Organize and review weekly/monthly forecasts of inbound, outbound and other miscellaneous Transportation costs.
  • Drive the annual budget and five-year planning process including capacity models, merchant volume projections and market trends on rates. Develop assumptions for Transportation costs and validate reasonableness of results.
  • Act as the liaison between Transportation and our carrier network for contracts and financials terms. Work through contract negotiations, quality control and monitor service level expectations.
  • Provide direction during the month close and quarterly close processes including reviewing variance analysis and exception reports and provide recommendations.
  • Lead and develop a team of Finance professionals that support financial related activities. This includes individual development, team progression and organizational improvement initiatives.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Leadership
  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Organizational Development
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Drives Results

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • BS/BA in accounting or finance (MBA or CPA preferred)
  • 10+ years' experience in large distribution center or logistics environment preferred
  • Proven leadership abilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in logistics, distribution and inventory/retail systems is desired
  • Highly proficient communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Strong working knowledge of internal controls
  • Ability to adapt efficiently to changing priorities

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
This position requires the ability to work in an office environment, including using a computer, attending meetings, working as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others. Regular attendance also is a requirement of the position.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Finance Manager (3)

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.