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The Ocean Transportation Director is responsible for working closely with internal and external partners to develop and deploy ocean transportation strategies including processes for direct imports, carrier management and the landed cost model. This individual is experienced in maritime freight and knows the ocean carriers, has negotiated contracts, dynamic routing of containers, origin port and destination port selection. Has a strategic mindset and can devise 3–5-year plans intermingled with day-to-day execution. This individual will ensure that internal and external customers receive the highest level of service, makes decisions that maximize the operation’s performance, develops and manages Carrier performance / compliance, logistics network design and partner strategy. He/she is a SME in QBR’s and help drive solutions with sales team.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Procurement and internal Teams to develop and deploy ocean transportation capabilities, technologies, and business continuity/risk mitigation strategies. Works closely with the Veyer Analytics team driving network design, new programs, cost and service improvements. Understand the dray/ocean interface and total costs in our network.
  • Develop new transportation strategies. Ensure alignment with other supply chain disciplines, and other internal departments.
  • Hold partners accountable to key process and metrics across the organization’s portfolio of service providers, deploying a common set of KPIs and leveraging analytical data insights to drive cost, service, and quality improvement opportunities.
  • Has the courage to have hard conversations and deliver bad news early in the process.
  • Leverage technology to improve capability and service, provide better integration with reporting, exception management and optimization processes. Ensure company and vendor compliance with all transportation laws and regulations.
  • Manage and support the periodic sourcing of suppliers and contract / rate negotiation to ensure operating expenses are within budgetary guidelines and appropriate capacity exists to meet demand.
  • Perform reviews of delivery network with internal customers covering Vendor and Carrier performance opportunities. Work with Vendors and Carriers to maximize proper utilization and reduce transportation costs through optimization activities to drive cost reduction and/or service improvements. Collaborate with internal partners to ensure maximum utilization of backhaul.
  • Support and drive the development and attainment of short and long-range goals and objectives. Review and analyze activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Develop expenses and capital budgets, controls, and measurements to monitor progress, including service-level agreements. 
  • Ensure effective and timely communication between the department, DCs, carriers and various internal corporate departments to guarantee coordination of efforts.
  • Keep up to date with current trends (Sulphur fuel impact, new capacity coming on-line, carrier benchmarking, current trends and what other companies’ mitigation strategies) and ensure the broader team understand the importance/impact.

 

 

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree required; Master’s in Business preferred Business. Also Engineering, Logistics / Supply Chain Management or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years of transloading, supply chain operations or supply chain planning experience
  • Direct P&L accountability, experience across multiple supply chain disciplines (inventory, transportation, distribution)
  • TMS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and experience with various software tools (routing, optimization, etc)
  • Ability to work effectively across organizations among suppliers, supply chain, eComm and Retail stores; ability to create strong, trust-based relationships with these constituents.
  • Well-developed analytical skills as it relates to vendors and freight, identification and development of transportation trends, transportation systems operations, and expense control efforts.
  • Ability to persuade and influence others, collaborate, and drive for and attain results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A champion on new initiatives with an ability to successfully work across different groups and to execute by bridging functional and divisional silos.

 

About The ODP Corporation

The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.

 

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

 

How to Apply

Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Medical Insurance/Prescription Drugs
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flu shots

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 128 hours on a prorated basis in their first year of employment)

Financial:

  • 401(k) and Roth Savings Plans
  • Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Commuter Benefits
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Employer Match
  • Discount Center
  • Employee & Dependent Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short & Long-Term Disability

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

Physical:

  • Flu Shots

Work-Life:

  • Part-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 24 hours of paid time off on a prorated basis after their first year of employment

Financial:

  • 401 (k) and Roth Savings Plans
  • Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Discount Center

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    The Ocean Transportation Director is responsible for working closely with internal and external partners to develop and deploy ocean transportation strategies including processes for direct imports, carrier management and the landed cost model. This individual is experienced in maritime freight and knows the ocean carriers, has negotiated contracts, dynamic routing of containers, origin port and destination port selection. Has a strategic mindset and can devise 3–5-year plans intermingled with day-to-day execution. This individual will ensure that internal and external customers receive the highest level of service, makes decisions that maximize the operation’s performance, develops and manages Carrier performance / compliance, logistics network design and partner strategy. He/she is a SME in QBR’s and help drive solutions with sales team.

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Partner with Procurement and internal Teams to develop and deploy ocean transportation capabilities, technologies, and business continuity/risk mitigation strategies. Works closely with the Veyer Analytics team driving network design, new programs, cost and service improvements. Understand the dray/ocean interface and total costs in our network.
    • Develop new transportation strategies. Ensure alignment with other supply chain disciplines, and other internal departments.
    • Hold partners accountable to key process and metrics across the organization’s portfolio of service providers, deploying a common set of KPIs and leveraging analytical data insights to drive cost, service, and quality improvement opportunities.
    • Has the courage to have hard conversations and deliver bad news early in the process.
    • Leverage technology to improve capability and service, provide better integration with reporting, exception management and optimization processes. Ensure company and vendor compliance with all transportation laws and regulations.
    • Manage and support the periodic sourcing of suppliers and contract / rate negotiation to ensure operating expenses are within budgetary guidelines and appropriate capacity exists to meet demand.
    • Perform reviews of delivery network with internal customers covering Vendor and Carrier performance opportunities. Work with Vendors and Carriers to maximize proper utilization and reduce transportation costs through optimization activities to drive cost reduction and/or service improvements. Collaborate with internal partners to ensure maximum utilization of backhaul.
    • Support and drive the development and attainment of short and long-range goals and objectives. Review and analyze activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.
    • Develop expenses and capital budgets, controls, and measurements to monitor progress, including service-level agreements. 
    • Ensure effective and timely communication between the department, DCs, carriers and various internal corporate departments to guarantee coordination of efforts.
    • Keep up to date with current trends (Sulphur fuel impact, new capacity coming on-line, carrier benchmarking, current trends and what other companies’ mitigation strategies) and ensure the broader team understand the importance/impact.

     

     

    Education and Experience:

    • BA/BS degree required; Master’s in Business preferred Business. Also Engineering, Logistics / Supply Chain Management or equivalent
    • Minimum 10 years of transloading, supply chain operations or supply chain planning experience
    • Direct P&L accountability, experience across multiple supply chain disciplines (inventory, transportation, distribution)
    • TMS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    • Knowledge and experience with various software tools (routing, optimization, etc)
    • Ability to work effectively across organizations among suppliers, supply chain, eComm and Retail stores; ability to create strong, trust-based relationships with these constituents.
    • Well-developed analytical skills as it relates to vendors and freight, identification and development of transportation trends, transportation systems operations, and expense control efforts.
    • Ability to persuade and influence others, collaborate, and drive for and attain results.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • A champion on new initiatives with an ability to successfully work across different groups and to execute by bridging functional and divisional silos.

     

    About The ODP Corporation

    The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.

     

    Disclaimer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned.

     

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

     

    How to Apply

    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Medical Insurance/Prescription Drugs
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Flu shots

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 128 hours on a prorated basis in their first year of employment)

    Financial:

    • 401(k) and Roth Savings Plans
    • Savings Plan Employer Match
    • Commuter Benefits
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Employer Match
    • Discount Center
    • Employee & Dependent Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
    • Short & Long-Term Disability

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

    Physical:

    • Flu Shots

    Work-Life:

    • Part-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 24 hours of paid time off on a prorated basis after their first year of employment

    Financial:

    • 401 (k) and Roth Savings Plans
    • Savings Plan Employer Match
    • Discount Center
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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