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Inbound Transportation Director

Inbound Transportation Director

Requisition ID 
Transportation - Logistics

Company Overview

At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do! We are a fast-moving Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 14,000 stores and 14 distribution centers in 44 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation and teamwork. At Dollar General, you can see a clear and fast path to career growth and success. We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others." Let's Grow Together!


General Summary

Principal Manager for the procurement and management of Dollar General’s inbound carrier base representing $200M spend and over 40 carriers in a complex, multi-modal network. Responsible for network strategies, design and all execution-related process, including timely merchandise flow for all domestically sourced products to the company’s 12 distribution centers (DCs). Collaborate with other departments and providers to ensure optimal order and flow of goods along with appropriate industry insight and order visibility.

Job Details

Duties & Responsibilities

- Directs all aspects of the company’s domestic inbound transportation program. Major responsibilities include

  • Management of all third party providers across truckload, intermodal, and less-than-truckload modes of operation in addition to the management of all inbound consolidation locations.
  • Leads all procurement, pricing negotiations, and contract management efforts.
  • Serves as the principal operator and expert for the network that flows all domestically sourced merchandise from vendor origin to destination DC. All aspects of timely merchandise flow and associated performance metrics are inherent in this responsibility.

- Manages key relationships necessary to execute DG’s inbound programs. These include working with Demand Chain to setup optimal sourcing, ordering, and transit requirements, coordinating special project or seasonal flows with Merchandising and Distribution, and ensuring adequate visibility and reporting to appropriate organizations


- Leads the design and implementation of network strategies for domestically sourced merchandise to ensure optimal cost/service. This includes flow analysis to determine optimal mode selection and ensuring supply chain systems are setup to support. Also determines the proper use of consolidation and rail capabilities to optimize network flow


- Works with IT and third party software providers (JDA, OneNetwork) to maintain and develop enhancements to support inbound programs. Evaluate additional off-the-shelf applications for feasibility


- Team development and performance management:

  • Responsible for the professional development to include training, coaching, and work assignment designed to promote team and individual growth
  • Hire, manage and conduct performance and development reviews
  • Manage workload and assist with issues across the HR spectrum

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Broad general knowledge of logistics and a deep working knowledge and skill set leading transportation and logistics operations in a complex, multi-site DC environment
  • Strong negotiating and 3rd party management skills
  • Deep working and technical knowledge of transportation management systems designed for problem solving, daily optimization and routing, and strategic/design optimization solutions
  • People management and development
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written format to all levels of leadership
  • Ability to analyze large data sets using well-honed computer software skills to develop insights and conclusions for the business
  • General working knowledge of transportation regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Ability to think strategically and fiscally from an overall company perspective


Work Experience &/or Education


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics, or related field required. Requires a minimum of 4-6 years relevant work experience with at least 3 years operating in a large-scale operations environment and/or management role. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

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