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Transportation Director - Flexible Location

Company: Sims Metal
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

North American Domestic Transportation DirectorSims Metal (Sims) is a global leader in metal recycling. With facilities across the globe, Sims plays an intrinsic role in the circular economy by making resources available for future use. As responsible corporate citizens, we continuously seek new ways to broaden our participation in the environmental sector, ensuring that our future is as bright, safe, and secure as at any time in our long history.Sims is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of all of our employees, and we are committed to creating a working environment that is built on a foundation of respect and inclusion where everyone can contribute, advance on merit, and realize their full potential.We are currently looking for a North American Domestic Transportation Director, to join our team. Location can be flexible, preferred locations location would be Jersey City, NJ, Richmond, CA, Chicago, IL, Richmond, VA or Houston, TX.Direct logistics activities throughout the NAM Metal Business via the execution of an effective strategy that adopts agreed global standards and best practice logistics methodology in the collection, and dispatch of ferrous and non-ferrous material in an efficient, safe, compliant, and cost-effective manner that meets or exceeds customer expectations, sales diversity objectives, and broader country strategy.Principal Accountabilities:Country Logistics StrategyDevise and execute strategies that ensure the profitable and cost-efficient and safe transportation of material in accordance with company standards and requirementsEvaluate/design structure of transportation management system and drive future implementation; define business requirements and collaborate with technical systems team to ensure an efficient setupIdentify issues that impact the effectiveness of the transport function at the national and regional level and develop and implement solutions to address any root cause in line with broader operational strategyDevelop forward planning strategies together with Regional Operations to balance in-house fleet and 3PLs to ensure the availability of trucks for anticipated volume growthDeliver KPIs to monitor the quality, cost, and efficiency of the movement and storage of goods and analyze data to monitor performance and plan improvements; this will depend on thesuccessful implementation of a transportation management systemDevelop and implement regional logistics cost management strategies and identify initiatives that align with company requirementsCountry Risk, Compliance, and MaintenanceWork with country and regional operations teams to ensure safe and compliantdomestic transportation of material in line with company requirements and countryregulationsDevelop policies and ensure that maintenance, driver compliance, waste transport, andother safety standards are effectively implementedEnsure that regional routine and preventative maintenance programs are implemented fortransport assets in accordance with company requirements (including rail cars)Develop and oversee maintenance strategies and standards with regard to specificationsand branding for bins at a national levelSupport operations teams country-wide with the selection, negotiation, and managementof contractors and third-party service providers (including logistics relatedto waste and landfill contractors) Training and DevelopmentDevelop training plans and material at the national level and oversee training for in-housetruck drivers, dispatch and maintenance personnelSupport operations teams to recruit and develop the regional Logistics teams andallocate and manage staff resources according to changing requirementsSupport succession planning and talent development within-country logistics functionSupport the broader recruitment plan for cadets/graduate trainees for logistics-focusedrolesDemonstrate personal responsibility for, and promote a culture of proactive compliancewith, all Safety, Health, Environment, Community, and Sustainability (SHECS)policies, procedures, and initiatives within sub-region or regional functionwith multiple teamsPromote a culture of diversity and inclusion, positive employee relations, andteamwork, and ensure standards of fairness and equality are maintained withinsub-region or regional function with multiple teamsSet and approve budgets (including Capex) and manage costs by implementing a systemof control and approvals in line with Company strategy, budgetary requirements,and financial policies and procedures for sub-region or regional function withmultiple teamsWork with Country Non-Trade Procurement teams to define select fixed plant andcontractual services and provide approval for purchase requisitions at theappropriate spend level as defined by global and regional policiesSupport, Recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives and fostercompliance with quality requirements in accordance with a regional or globalfunctional strategySupport and ensure compliance with all Company policies, procedures, and initiativeswithin sub-region or regional function with multiple teamsDevise workforce strategies to build capabilities, instill high performance, and promotecareer development in line with succession-planning initiatives for sub-regionor regional function with multiple teamsExperience RequiredDegree in Business, Operations, Logistics, or related field preferred8-10 years of experience, preferably in manufacturing, mining, energy or industrialconsulting5+ years of leadership experience in an operational roleLogistics background, preferably in industrial goods, mining, or energy companyKnowledge of the Metals Industry is highly preferredSkills and CompetenciesContinuous improvement mindset to increase operational productivityOutstanding people management skills with high EQ to build a collaborative team environmentStrategic and operational thinking - able to connect the dots on a future market andbusiness environment and implement aligned initiativesAttention to detailLogical thinking and structuring of complex problemsAnalytical thinking, comfortable with numbers and quantitative analysisUnderstanding of best-practice operational processes, transportation network optimization,distributed service business optimizationHigh level of drive and energy to inspire changeGood verbal and written communicationsCore CompetenciesSafetyEffectively manage region's safety, instill a commitment to safety culture, resolve complexproblems in line with SHECS standardsAccept & Expect AccountabilitySet and achieve challenging targets, set quality and accuracy standards relevant tothe region, regional function, or global sub-function and monitor to ensure anacceptable standard of qualityInspire with PassionCommunicate well verbally and in writing with different stakeholders with divergentinterests, deliver presentations, manages meetings with clear outcomes, shareinformation and ideas with others, listen attentively and actively to others,solicit performance feedback and handle constructive criticism, conductpositive negotiations with an ability to compromise, handle conflict and seekcommon ground, develop strong relationships and allies across the organizationto build consensus and drive results, understand others' roles and perspectivesBand TogetherPrioritize tasks to meet competing deadlines, overcome obstacles, motivate and encourageothers, instill a culture of mutual respect and inclusion, handle difficultpeople, apply clear and consistent performance standards, provide leadership,motivation, and mentoring, identify and develop talent, plan for succession,influence behavior change in peopleConsistently InnovateResolve complex issues with minimal guidelines and acceptable level of risk, uses consensus when possible, communicate decisions to others, systematically gatherinformation and seek input from others to identify the root cause of issues,handle pressure, adjust plans to meet changing needs, generate new ideas,create and respond to opportunities, drive continuous improvement programsPlanning& Project ManagementCreate and communicate medium to long-term vision, balance and align short, medium andlong-term goals and projects, accountable for completion of own and region'stasks and goals, create and adjust strategic plans to meet regionalrequirements, manage resources efficiently look for ways to reduce costs,approve and track budget, understand global markets and internationalconsiderations and effective working with global partnersBusiness & Job KnowledgeUse strategic insight to define own and region's duties and responsibilities,understand and/or sell full product/service line, use market knowledge whenresponding to customer's needs, interpreting and instilling a culture of compliancewith policies and procedures applicable to self and region

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