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Director of Drayage

A-Line Staffing Solutions

This is a Full-time position in Spring, TX posted August 22, 2021.

Position:  
– Director of Drayage Reporting to the Vice President of Operations of a provider of dry-bulk transportation, packaging, distribution and logistics solutions to numerous multinational companies within the chemical and plastic industries.

They provide a comprehensive suite of services including over-the-road transportation, trans-loading, packaging, warehousing and end-to-end outsourced transportation management through a nationwide network of 28 facilities, a combination of company-owned equipment and owner operators and a non-asset-based transportation management division.

The Director of Drayage in the Global Division (3PL) to manage the execution, direction, and coordination of all drayage matters across all company businesses.

The Director of Drayage must be well-versed in all aspects of drayage and intermodal transportation, including working with ports, intermodal ramps, container yards, chassis management, DOT weight limitations and compliance, and operational understanding of FMCSA safety requirements.

This role will be responsible for planning, partner carrier management, owner operator sourcing and management, and potentially asset sourcing, scheduling, dispatch operations, driver management, equipment management and development of the people, processes, technology required to support the growth of the organization.

The ideal candidate will execute strategic planning and forward thinking to meet or exceed service level requirements of customers.

Responsibilities:

·         Work across business units to support forecasting and meeting customer-driven demand

·         Communicate with Freight Forwarders, Ports, Steamship Lines and Container Yards for planning and addressing shipping issues

·         Develop, understand, manage, and report customer and company KPI’s to stakeholders

·         Actively engage with company warehouses, terminals, and customers to ensure excellence in service

·         Direct, inspire, coach, and motivate Drayage Specialists to take ownership of the customer demands and execute best practices to meet the needs of the organization to exceed performance standards and goals.

·         Manage import flows including last free days and mitigation of detention/demurrage

·         Manage export flows including bookings, first receiving and cutoff deadlines

·         Properly evaluate capacities, safety risk, and services of drayage and intermodal carriers

·         Develop and manage strong partnerships with drayage carriers

·         Negotiate rates, drayage capacities, establish carrier KPI’s, communicate carrier expectations, report daily success to management

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