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Senior Director of National Logistics
Please send resumes to Dennis Teschler, [email protected]

Our client, WSS, is a nationally known shoe retailer focusing within the urban market. With their recent sustained growth, they are looking to fill a Senior Director of National Logistics position reporting to the Vice President of Distribution.

The Senior Director of National Logistics will oversee all aspects of the Inbound and Outbound Transportation operations for the Distribution Center. They will develop and implement competitive inbound and outbound transportation and product distribution strategies for the business which optimize total system cost while providing the appropriate level of service needed to support the business. Must also have a strong warehouse/distribution background.

Southern California

Provide leadership for all inbound and outbound transportation operations including receiving, loading, outbound transportation and delivery
Directly supervise the DC Inbound / Outbound manager
Assess long range transportation strategies (Texas, outer markets) to determine best methods for product distribution to lower costs while delivering acceptable service levels. Recommend process improvement opportunities to enhance the overall store delivery process.
Build strong relationships and collaborate with store operations leaders and merchandising teams in the development of distribution and transportation strategies. 
Lead competitive bidding process with carriers both on the inbound and outbound side.  Assess rate structures and service commitments to insure most competitive arrangements. Manage provider relationships and compliance to contracts. 
Develop and monitor transportation performance metrics to help better manage cost and delivery. Develop ongoing method of measuring capacity utilization and unit cost for delivery by route / store.
Adopt outbound shipping best practices to reduce cost and improve delivery and service levels.
Be a strategic partner with the VP Distribution regarding distribution strategies for Texas and outer market expansion, including use of secondary distribution points, 3PL’s, etc.
Partner with the DC Inbound / Outbound Manager to incorporate continuous improvements into daily operations.
Partner with Buyers and Merchandising teams to review inbound shipping arrangements, rates and evaluate freight forwarders and drayage operators.  Determine best routing methods for inbound shipments.
Be an active resource that stays current with various Transportation, OSHA and private fleet regulations.
Actively participate as a member of the DC leadership team on a variety of Distribution Center operational issues.
Contribute to leadership of a variety of other strategic supply chain initiatives as capability grows and core transportation opportunities are achieved.
Enforce safety procedures and policy

Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain, operations management, engineering or related area.
Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently; the ability to speak Spanish is an asset
At least 7 plus years of leadership experience leading a workforce of 50 or more people in a related supply chain operation.
Minimum 5 years of transportation management experience
Experience with contract and rate negotiations
Familiarity with Lean concepts in manufacturing or supply chain operations
Proven record of business results improvement and organization development