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17 Oct 2017

West Coast Director of Logistics – California

Posted by melody Dante, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32272

·         Support growth by developing inbound transportation networks and routes from seasonal growing regions to different pack centers across the U.S.

·         Collaborate with internal partners including Purchasing team and external partners to ensure appropriate and timely flow of produce into pack centers

·         Maintain a reliable cold chain for all inbound produce, ensuring proper temperature control from the moment it leaves the shipper’s dock until it gets to our docks

·         Build out Standard Operating Procedures and create tools to optimize transportation logistics

·         Communicate with shipping partners, both broker and asset based, to ensure forecasted volume and service levels are consistently met

·         Manage carrier performance issues and resolve problems as they arise

·         Meet Key Performance Indicators for timeliness, cold chain, and cost

·         Continuously improve process and productivity standards to ensure efficiency and accuracy

·         Maintain food safety documentation to ensure compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and various government regulations

·         Solid understanding of transportation and logistics principles, economics, and supply chain network behavior

·         Research and identify carrier market pricing for new business opportunities assessments

·         Manage and develop your staff and direct reports


·         5+ years of produce transportation experience

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

·         Demonstrated experience with LTL, FTL, and 3PL carriers

·         Experience managing refrigerated, short-shelf life products

·         Familiarity with produce production and farming Robust ERP systems experience required

·         Strong analytical, planning, negotiating, and organizational skills

·         Relationship building and interpersonal skills

Please contact melody Dante,

Job Categories: Supply Chain, Warehouse, Logistics. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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