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Director of Transportation

Director of Transportation

Job ID 
2027
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-CA-Delano
Experience (Years) 
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Posted Date 
9/8/2017
Category 
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Overview

Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Director of Transportation. This role will assist in the development and implementation of strategy as related to carrier administration, freight payment, and analytics functions for Transportation. The role is expected to drive value by using data to determine operational efficiencies that will improve service to customers while generating cost savings. The Director will interface with operations and supply chain leads, carriers, and vendors.

 

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper, and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit. For more, visit:www.wonderfulcitrus.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the day to day Domestic freight bookings, which includes:
  • versee decisions on what carriers are being used and negotiate rates.
  • Provide rates to sales group for quotes.
  • Mix LTL orders together to efficiently ship orders at lowest cost.
  • Create contracts and laying out the details.
  • Monitor carrier performance to ensure accuracy.
  • Troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Responsible for managing and mentoring Transportation employees across multiple locations.
  • Continually find ways to grow the Transportation department’s ability to generate revenue.
  • Manage the day to day Export freight bookings, which includes:
  • Work with Transportation employees on arranging inland freight to the port.
  • Ensure Pier Pass and Port Check processes are being followed.
  • Monitor carrier performance.
  • Work with Export Sales team on negotiating rates.
  • Monitor Freight Forwarder to ensure Wonderful Citrus processes.
  • Provide Executive Team with weekly Domestic and Export KPI’s.
  • Develop and manage the budget for the Transportation department.
  • Partner with Customer Service team for the reconciliation of claims.
  • Provide Accounting with monthly accrual numbers and additional KPI information.
  • Source and oversee new carrier set up.
  • Actively manage third party logistic partners and processes.
  • Monitor the progress of the trains and trucks in and out of the facilities.
  • Ensure all needed system transactions are taking place to ensure accuracy.
  • Review all billings for accuracy.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work effectively with little supervision.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to make good rational judgment decisions while under pressure.
  • Works well in a team setting comprised of multiple departments.
  • Adapts quickly and easily to change.
  • Strategic thinker with tactical and detailed execution.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent with an emphasis in Business, Management, Transportation/Logistics Management, or equivalent course of study is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Transportation.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience managing direct and indirect employees.
  • Strong people skills, collaboration skills, and the ability to work with people across many different functions.
  • Knowledge and experience with all modes of transport and carriers.
  • Superior computer skills, particularly Excel, reading and creating reports and conducting analysis for business decisions.
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking and change management skills.
  • Will work closely with the Sales team to understand their customer needs at the current time as well as what is anticipated for the future.
  • Knowledge of Oracle or similar platform.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.


The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.
 

The Wonderful Citrus Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status or protected veteran status, ancestry, age or any other categories protected by law.