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Director, Freight (North America)

Director, Freight (North America)

Job ID 
2017-1212
# of Openings 
1
Job Location(s) 
Posted Date 
10/2/2017
Category 
Operations

More information about this job

Overview

Production Resource Group (PRG) is the world’s leading supplier of entertainment and event technology, production management and labor. PRG currently operates from over 40 Locations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. From our worldwide facilities we provide our state-of-the-art inventory of audio, video, lighting, rigging, scenery and automation equipment.

 

PRG serves a range of markets, including concert touring, corporate events, trade shows, special events, theater, television and film. Our company is uniquely qualified to provide the resources and services customers need at any and all sites, efficiently and cost effectively. We provide service to the specialized needs of each of our markets. We can provide a single discipline, such as lighting, audio or video, or we can bundle disciplines for an integrated solution that meets the needs of the entire project.

Responsibilities

Preferred locations: Orlando, FL/Chicago, IL/Las Vegas, NV

 

 

The Director, Freight (North America) is responsible for KPI management, contract and spend management, contract negotiations, Request for Quotes (RFQ)/Request for Proposals (RFP), QBR’s, logistics transformation and cost reduction projects. The Director, Freight will focus on overall relationship with freight partners; driving costs down through benchmarking of rates to drive lower quartile rates; lead RFPs & RFQ’s; negotiate contracts; facilitate and lead QBR’s with partners while ensuring contract compliance; act as escalation point for Regional Supply Chain team members for partner related issues. Additionally, the Director, Freight will drive optimization projects that improve service levels, reduce costs, reduce damages, etc. This role will require a high level of collaboration and influence on a national basis.

  • Work with senior management to develop a business plan and goals for department.
  • Establish solid relationships with Freight Partners
  • Engage, develop and implement best practices
  • Leverage Spend with North America or Regional Transportation Carriers
  • Establish and implement Vendor & Performance Management best practices
  • Lead RFP and RFQ’s from initiation through to operations
  • Responsible for handling contract negotiation.
  • Ensure that freight is moved safely and in a timely manner utilizing appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Understand current business needs in order to determine gaps and weakness that can and identify solutions and improve capabilities.
  • Deliver cost savings to the business through improved processes, lower rates, network optimizations.

Qualifications

  • BS, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or relevant major.
  • Minimum 7 years related Transportation Experience either in Operations, or Vendor Management across all modes of Transportation (Parcel, Heavy Weight Air, Ocean, Truck Load, Less Than Truck Load, etc).
  • Experience in contract negotiations
  • Must have a track record in driving cost savings through process improvements, supplier consolidation, benchmarking, etc. Experience managing operations on a national basis with multiple providers.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage projects in a cross functional environment
  • Analytical skills to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel