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Director, Imports & Freight Logistics

Company: Jordan's Furniture
Location: East Taunton
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Jordan's Furniture, the premier furniture and mattress retailer in New England and a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is seeking a Director of Freight Logistics. This newly created position reports directly to the Vice President of Merchandising and oversees our inbound transportation and logistics operations.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record of developing, directing and executing strategies, plans, programs and policies related to Freight Logistics. As a key thought leader, you will ensure performance expectations are achieved through managing third-party partnerships.

Responsibilities include managing and developing the Freight Logistics team and elevate our current procedures to the next level. This is an exceptional opportunity to be an integral member of our talented team and this position is based in Taunton, MA. Once 'up and running', we offer a hybrid work schedule of 3 days in the office/2 at home.

If you are a hands on, 'roll up your sleeves' professional who is tech savvy and thinks out of the box, this is your opportunity to join a proud, well respected and GROWING company that is well-known in the industry for its creative advertising and employee-focused culture. Check us out to find out why our employees love working here!

*Develops policies and procedures to ensure Logistical Operations continually meet business needs and maximize efficiency
* Analyzes inbound transportation operations and identifying areas for process improvement and risk
* Responsible for sourcing logistics providers and services that will enhance and optimize the inbound transportation network, add value, and increase efficiencies
* Works with senior level management of domestic and international service providers in the movement of product for the company
* Responsible for negotiating contracts and managing service level compliance in accordance with established standard operating procedures to ensure that the company derives maximum value.
* In collaboration with the VP of Merchandise Operations, establishes and maintains key performance indicators that drive actionable outcomes. Relies on KPIs and operational reporting to identify and resolve problems, and perform root-cause analyses.
* Partners with Warehouse Operations to ensure proper alignment with capacity planning goals. Partners with all other departments to ensure that mutual goals and objectives are accomplished consistently.
* Assesses departmental performance, identifies weaknesses or risk, and suggests operational changes to improve efficiency or reduce costs.
* Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, motivates, coaches and mentors department employees

Established over 100 years ago and starting as a family business, Jordan's Furniture is a community leader in their markets and believes in giving back to the community through charitable partnerships. Our goal is happy, healthy employees and our benefits help J-Team members balance physical, financial, professional, social and emotional well-being. Please visit our benefits page for more details. Jordan's Furniture is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Jordan's Furniture, Fall River , Director, Imports & Freight Logistics, Professions , East Taunton, Massachusetts

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