Senior Category Manager, Logistics and Transportation

Location: Lincoln, NE
Date Posted: 04-09-2018
Are you a domestic transportation and logistics expert leader who thrives on buliding connected, high performing, high growth teams in retail distribution center environments? Do you have deep expertise improving costs and performance of parcel shipments for ecommerce customers? Are you a talented change leader who carves the path and executes? Do you enjoy rolling up your sleeves to get into the details and data? Are you energized by transformation and team development in an innovative and exceptional company culture?
Our high growth, profitable ecommerce client Spreetail ( seeks to fill a new role leading logistics and transportation procurement, efficiency, auditing, process enhancements, and most importantly, people development. The company's goal is $400M in revenue this year alone, and they are just getting started. The fulfillment/distribution centers will employ 1,000+ people in the US over the next 5 years, and the company needs a talented leader who wants to not only optimize all parcel/logistics/transportation spend, but also focus on developing people and teams so that they can grow within other areas of the company.
This position is based on the innovation campus in Lincoln, Nebraska -- a vibrant and exciting community of tech companies, entrepreneurs, and growing businesses -- and you will coordinate with on-site and remote teams all over the country.
Key Capabilities
  • Demonstrated ownership of transportation for a consumer-focused company's warehouses/distribution centers (ecommerce, retail, consumer goods). This includes inbound, outbound, truckload, LTL, line haul, local delivery.
  • Knowledge about expanding last mile delivery options within omnichannel retail, e.g., 3rd party local delivery management, setting up owned processes for the same.
  • Experience optimizing parcel spend with carriers (FedEx, UPS, USPS), including auditing and ensuring that performance meets contractual expectations.
  • Knowledge of dispatching, line haul scheduling, and fleet management.
  • Deep contacts with logistics and carrier contacts in the industry, and you know know how to build and foster relationships that add value to Spreetail.
  • Strategic vision to identify team growth needs and recommend organizational changes to help grow the function.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading teams within company-managed transportation functions (from procurement, purchasing, supply chain analytics, transportation department, or other applicable functions at a consumer-focused company).
This isn't a job or career, this is a lifestyle and it's not for the faint of heart. But for the rare leader who is driven by the challenge and flourishes in a high growth, high opportunity environment, this will be a lot of fun.  This is about managing the entire ecommerce product lifecycle, from identifying new categories, developing strategic vendor relationships, managing a significant P&L, building training and development programs for your team, establishing leadership pipelines, and continually improving the supply chain through cost savings and improved efficiencies.
Awesome corporate culture. Ultra-low turnover. Committed team members. No egos or politics. Lean hierarchy and continuous access to senior leadership. This is a career-making role at a company you'll want to be a part of for a very long time.
Relocation provided. Competitive salary, company stock awards, high quality of life, and lower cost of living make this a truly unique opportunity. Occasional travel.
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