• Director, International Logistics

    Requisition ID
    Transportation - Logistics
  • Company Overview

    Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a Fortune 200 company with more than 15,000 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers and 130,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do! At Dollar General, employees have numerous growth and development career opportunities through award-winning training and being part of one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. Apply today and let’s grow together!

    General Summary

    Principal operating manager for the Company’s international logistics and transportation programs. Responsible for network strategies, design and all execution-related process, including timely merchandise flow for all globally-sourced product to the company’s distribution centers (DCs). Selects shipping lines and negotiates all carrier and service-provider contracts and manages all business relationships for DG’s global logistics business. Directs all aspects of the company’s international logistics (IL) and transportation program.

    Job Details

     Major responsibilities include:

    • Leads all pricing and contracts management efforts with contracted steamship carriers and service providers (includes freight forwarders).
    • Serves as the senior-most operator for the network that flows all globally-sourced merchandise from vendor origin to destination DC. All aspects of timely merchandise flow and associated performance metrics, as well as the return flow of shipping containers are inherent in this responsibility.
    • Manages key vendor relationships necessary to execute DG’s International Logistics programs. These include third-party logistics providers such as freight consolidators/forwarders (e.g., Expeditors International), drayage companies and information technology companies that provide tracking and visibility systems in support of DG IL programs.
    • As the senior-most operator within the international logistics program, serves as the principal merchandising and store programs liaison and partners regularly with senior merchandising and store leadership in the design and execution of store delivery programs for globally-sourced merchandise, as well as in problem resolution.
    • Leads the design and implementation of network strategies for globally-sourced merchandise to ensure optimal cost/service performance. This includes flow analysis to determine optimal container sizing, U.S. port selection and flow paths to the DCs. Also determines the proper use of origin consolidation and destination deconsolidation capabilities to optimize network flow.
    • Administers the company’s international freight rates program and works closely with Accounting and Merchandising leadership in the budgeting and timely and proper administration of the company’s “in-transit” accounting program.

    Specific areas of focus include:

    • Management of third-party partnerships that provide origin merchandise booking and consolidation services at origin ports,
    • Coordination with DG Customs leaders to ensure timely merchandise flow,
    • Monitoring of vessel loading and on-water performance to ensure timely arrival at U.S. port for globally-sourced merchandise,
    • Dray performance of containerized freight from port to destination DCs and return.
    • Designs and implements all process and procedures for the operation of DG international logistics programs.
    • Leads U.S. transload facilities and all activity related to them including daily execution, contract negotiations and strategic initiative planning.

    Team development and performance management:

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


    • Broad general knowledge of logistics and a deep working knowledge and skill set leading global transportation and logistics operations in a complex, multi-site DC environment
    • Strong negotiating and supplier management skills
    • Strong business acumen around the cost components of international flow of merchandise including cargo consolidation/deconsolidation operations
    • 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
    • Ability to think strategically and fiscally from an overall company perspective


    Bachelor’s degree in business administration, or logistics required. Requires a minimum of 8-10 years of work experience, at least five of which must have been in the international logistics and transportation arena operating a large-scale container import program. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.


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