Job Vacancy Director of Transportation Olam



Job title: Director of Transportation

Company: Olam

Job description: Job Description

We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary

Reporting to VP of Logistics, the Director of Transportation will lead the ofi transportation function for North America. The Director will be responsible for implementing the transportation strategy for all modes on inbound and inbound shipments via inland and marine. This leader will build and lead a team of transportation professionals in the planning and execution of transportation for multiple business units within ofi. The Director of Transportation will partner with leaders in Sales, Procurement, Warehouse and Distribution, Customer Service, Quality, Finance, and Manufacturing to ensure on time and cost-effective transportation services.

The ideal candidate will be action orientated, lead by example, effective communicator (internal and external), and an innovator. They must be able to prioritize and execute multiple priorities and leverage their team to ensure success.

Position Responsibilities

  • Build, mentor, and inspire a transportation team who wants to be remarkably better, by providing leadership, mentorship and helping define the vision for ofi transportation across North America.
  • Use an entrepreneurial mindset to effectively align with business groups to enable positive and stable business growth.
  • Ensure the Company’s transportation network remains resilient in the face of unforeseen network and market disruptions.
  • Coordinate cross functionally to develop the most cost effective inbound and outbound (Inland and Marine) strategy while maintaining customer expectations.
  • Be the subject matter expert on transportation and aid in educating partners and leadership to prioritize and secure funding and resources for executing shipping strategies.
  • Responsible for creating and achieving annual financial and service targets for transportation services to include improvement initiatives.
  • Drive results by creating a data driven function/team which is continuously evaluating options for improved costs, capacity, and service.
  • Responsible for development of systems and procedures which support the mission to protect the personnel (safe working environment), product (FSMA), and facility assets (GMP) under the care of the Transportation team.
  • Accountable for personal leadership and career development, both annual assessment and activities to improve skills.
  • Oversee and ensure all transportation related operations comply with applicable environmental, health, safety, and other regulatory rules and regulations (OSHA, DOT, State, Federal, HIPAA, ofi).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation, Logistics, Business, Industrial Engineering, or related field is required.
  • Ten (10) years of experience with active Inland and Marine transportation management is required.
  • SAP ERP experience is strongly preferred.
  • Cloud based TMS experience required, Oracle OTM is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent financial, analytical skills, conflict management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere and successfully collaborate with internal and external stakeholders is required.
  • Strong orientation for customer service is required.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities is required.
  • Advance level in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Outlook, and Word is required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% is required.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at:

At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Location: Willowbrook, IL

Job date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 03:10:33 GMT

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