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Director of Transportation with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in North America,–Washington

Type of position Please See Job Description.
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location North America,–Washington
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 6/13/2021
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties We are looking for a Director of Transportation who will join our Hawthorne team (a subsidiary of Scotts Miracle-Gro) who will lead our North American Logistics team. The ideal candidate will be located in the Vancouver, WA area, however, this opportunity can be remote with the expectation of supporting the West Coast during normal working hours (PST).

This role is responsible for leadership in strategy, planning & execution of transportation for Hawthorne. Overall responsibilities include implementation of best practices across transportation disciplines to support world class operations. This position has direct responsibility for all service, financial and corporate compliance metrics related to freight in and freight outbound from this distribution network. This position understands and promotes safe and compliant warehouse operations and ensures freedom to operate through the enforcement of standard operating procedures, company policy, all legal/regulatory considerations, and company/regional safety and quality procedures.

What you’ll do in this role:
* Lead game changing solutions and strategic initiatives within transportation to drive improved operational efficiency, truck utilization and network design.
* Develop transportation strategies in alignment with Supply Chain goals.
* Relationship owner between the 3PL warehouse and transportation providers and all business partners (Business Development Teams, Purchasing, Customer Service, Sales, etc.) to promote exceptional service to customers.
* Maintain all 3rd party logistics contracts, including annual renewals and any changes associated with SC operational changes.
* Drive operational excellence through key performance indicators (for freight inbound to the distribution network, and freight outbound to customers) that hold providers accountable for improved performance.
* Foster a team environment and engage providers to drive superior performance.
* Provides support for future distribution and network changes, system installations, new product launches, product transitions, and acquisitions.
* Develop & execute talent acquisition and performance management in the context of organizational succession plans.

What you’ll need to be successful:
* Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, supply chain management, operations, finance or other related degree.
* Experienced leader in Supply Chain distribution, leading transportation for a multi-site distribution network.
* Minimum 10 years of leadership in transportation roles (both field & corporate) with a consumer goods company, including demonstrated experience with cost crushing, best practice freight management and people development.
* Requires experience and understanding of end to end Supply Chain including transportation, customer service, financial policies and procedures. Exposure to private fleet management preferred.
* Thorough knowledge of compliance and safety requirements associated with the management of multi-site distribution networks.
* Strong business acumen, with a solid record of leading change and delivering results.
* Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in developing and executing strategies, effectively communicating with all levels of Management.
* Flexibility to accommodate 25% travel is required based on business needs.

Skills and Abilities:
* Strong team development skills, analytical capabilities, presentation and project management skills.
* Contract management and effective negotiation and communication skills
* Highest knowledge and demonstrated performance of Key Performance Indicators, including success stories through culture change
* Has led through or sponsored at a management level future TMS solution.
* Ability to initiate/manage cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects
* Adaptability – efficient under pressure, always meet deadlines

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):
* Offer extremely competitive benefits including Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
* 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
* 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.
* Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)
* Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
* Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and Scotts Young Professionals

Qualifications sought Please See Job Description.
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