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Director of Transportation in Harrisburg, PA at D&H Distributing Co.

Date Posted: 5/4/2018

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Job Description

D&H Distributing sells an array of computer, electronics, housewares and sporting good products to businesses in the U.S. and Canada. With 100 years in the industry, we are an employee owned company and a national leader in electronic and consumer products distribution.  We have an opportunity for a Director of Transportation.  Our ideal candidate has experience in a senior management role in a fast-paced, large volume, high intensity complex logistics environment. 


 This position is ultimately responsible for the entire Transportation department and duties associated with our Transportation network, ensuring all Transportation metrics are achieved, that we meet and/or exceed our customer’s expectations both internally and externally and the oversight and development of the Transportation Team and Partnerships.       



  •  Directing all policy and procedures for Transportation.
  • Responsible for delivering costs savings, elevated customer experiences and strengthening of our relationships with our transportation partners.
  • Leads the transportation functions for D&H including the contracting, execution, network modeling, and service of all inbound and outbound freight.
  • Responsible for the overall strategy and operations performance, this entails setting direction for the entire transportation team, thought leader in innovations, multi modal strategist, sourcing strategies and identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships.
  • Accountable for leading best practices to the overall work processes, analytics, delivery methods, service and sustainability efforts as well as leading and executing the cost savings projects across the network.
  • Lead the Transportation annual operating plan and manage and monitor cost performance.
  • Build and maintain the overall strategic plan and associated deliverables for the Transportation function, both domestic and international, carrier strategy, mode, carrier type, systems / IT requirements, and fuel management.
  • Ensures solid linkages exist between internal functions and partners, including Sales, Buying, Legal, Procurement, DC Operations and Finance,
  • Accountable for the Transportation procurement process in accordance with our customer service requirements while concurrently evaluating the impact / recommendation of rates for both delivered and customer pick-up freight.
  • Manage carrier relationships and performance over a range of key performance indicators.
  • Corporate owner for the business execution of the Transportation Management System (TMS) including base functionality, continuous improvement development / mods, and freight payment management
  • Be the 'expert' in Transportation law and regulatory requirements, industry trends and best practices, technology solutions, customs brokers and cross border, and customer requirements, proactively managing risks and opportunities in each
  • Accountable for the overall performance and management of TMS functions, including reporting, organization and system interfaces, carrier set-up (compliance and training), routing guide development, and custom reporting / dashboards, among others.
  • Accountable for the successful design (business requirements) and validation of business required modifications.
  • Transportation lead for the monthly S&OP process, including guidance on sourcing decisions (freight cost related and lead time), market impacts (capacity), and warehouse implications.
  • Lead risk mitigation strategy for the department that minimize the impact of potential operational disruptions and risk.
  • Management of multiple cost savings projects - scope definition, planning, documentation / vetting, timeline execution, and leadership of cross functional teams
  • Leads the Best Branch process and the design, development, and supports implementation of Network Modeling activities and results.
  • Coach, develop, train, and lead a team of Transportation professionals in the delivery of the Transportation and Supply Chain goals & objectives, as well as participates in the broader Supply Chain succession planning process.
  • Assuring that all co-owners adhere to industry standard safety and quality procedures.
  • Ensure root cause analysis and action plans for all issues and underperforming metrics.
  • Develop and implement a Continuous Improvement culture that results in an engaged workforce and improved processes and procedures.  Identify and report annual cost take out initiatives.  
  • Position will require 25% travel


Job Requirements


  • A BA/BS in Logistics/Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten (10) years of experience managing Logistics/Transportation contracts.
  • A minimum of 5 years in International Business
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior management role in a fast-paced, large volume, high-intensity complex logistics environment, with strong focus on meeting/exceeding measurable metrics.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing multiple levels of management/direct reports and a workforce in a logistics and/or material distribution environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively at multiple levels, in support of our customer relationships; demonstrated self-confidence, particularly with client relationships; strong relationship building skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, teammates, customers, and the general public.
  • A proven track record of mentoring and developing promotability with direct reports and subordinates.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in an environment of changing priorities.



At D&H, we are a dedicated team of highly skilled and talented professionals working together to connect our vendors with client businesses. Our associates enjoy our service award program, gym membership reimbursement, and company paid education. Employee-owned and operated, we are family-oriented and offer excellent internal growth opportunities.

 Our D&H Cares foundation is dedicated to charity, health, wellness, and conservation. We are committed to enriching and improving the lives of others by bringing together caring D&H employee co-owners, customers, and vendor partners who strive to give back and help others in times of need. We offer a competitive base salary and first-rate benefits package.

 Other benefits of the role include:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off Program
  • Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement