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Sr Director, Logistics

Company: Sport Truck USA, Inc.
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

FOX Factory designs, engineers, manufactures and markets performance-defining products and systems for customers worldwide. Our premium brand, performance-defining products and systems are used primarily on bicycles, side-by-side vehicles, on-road vehicles with and without off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, motorcycles, and commercial trucks. Some of our products are specifically designed for and marketed to a variety of leading cycling and powered vehicle original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs"), while others are distributed to consumers through a global dealer and distribution network. Fox Factory Holding Corp. is the holding company of FOX Factory, Inc. and is publicly traded (FOXF) on Nasdaq. -Why you should join usNot only do we provide competitive wages, you will also have access to great benefits and employeediscounts. But more importantly, it's a fun environment where we truly enjoy working as a team andbringing great products to our customers!If this sounds like something you would love to do, and a place you want to be a part of, get in touchwith us by submitting your application. We look forward to hearing from you!Position Summary:The Senior Director of Logistics - Power Vehicles Group (PVG) is responsible for the daily operations of the warehousing and transportation functions of the Gainesville facility. The position involves leading a staff of over hundred to facilitate the timely and accurate receipt, storage, and issuance of all raw materials and finished goods across multiple owned and leased warehouses and 3PL providers. In addition, the position will lead our transportation function which coordinates the pickup of raw materials and non-customer provided shipment transportation. The scope includes ocean, full truckload, less than truckload and intermodal variants. The position will also work with our legal and sourcing departments for all contracted third parties.Position Responsibilities:Manages/ Supervise Others (50-60%)

  • Determines optimal staffing levels to meet and/or exceed predetermined service levels regarding timeliness and accuracy.
  • Manages resources and people processes (e.g., performance review, career development, training, staffing, etc.) to ensure the day-to-day administration of processes and formal procedures.
  • Identifies individual and team skill gaps and developmental opportunities (e.g., training, special assignments, conferences, projects, etc.) to facilitate individual and team development.
  • Reviews documented career goals and detailed action plans to develop staff personally and professionally.
  • Conducts frequent performance evaluations in a consistent, fair, and objective manner for facilitating open communication and encouraging continuous performance improvement.
  • Holds staff accountable to established performance levels for achieving individual and group goals.
  • Resolves individual and group performance issues in accordance with FOX's policies and procedures to motivate and foster teamwork.
  • Coaches' others and provides on-going feedback and support to improve performance.
  • Identifies opportunities to involve others in new and challenging work assignments that advance the skills and capabilities of individuals, teams, and the organization.
  • Provides salary recommendations consistent with employee performance.
  • Supervises and motivates employees not under direct supervision.Participates/ Lead in Business Case Development (10-15%)
    • Partner with other business functions at all levels to assess, initiate, prioritize, refine, and drive appropriate process change. This includes the creation of budgets and capital expense requests.
    • Ensure that all costs, benefits, and associated spend/benefit timelines are properly understood and included in the business case documents.
    • Prepare / Present business case documents.
    • Work with the business to ensure that all quantified benefits are measured and tracked appropriately.
    • Perform post-investment reviews, understand underlying results, and recommend actions to address plan variances. -Manages/ Lead Projects and Implementation Activities (30-50%)
      • Identify and define business problems related to the warehousing and logistics functions that may include other areas such as back-office processing and manufacturing floor operations. Gathers information from those with specialized knowledge of the problem to clarify objectives. Defines requirement and validates information by applying judgment and statistical and other analysis/tests.
      • Manages project lifecycles, including project scope, resources, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, building, and deployment for projects from beginning to end.
      • Develops or supervises the creations of process design documents (e.g., product design, business design, etc.) to define project scope and to identify stakeholders.
      • Distributes design documents to stakeholders to obtain sign-off, agreement on project costs, and needed resources. -
      • Develops or supervises the creation of project plans (e.g., detailed plan, milestones, work breakdown structures, etc.) and assigns tasks to resources for ensuring projects will be completed on time and according to specifications.
      • Identifies and negotiates process changes, ownership of processes, and management of project impact.
      • Designs and implements communication plans to ensure those affected by projects are informed and updated.
      • Follows up with assigned resources formally (e.g., status meetings, etc.) and informally to continuously manage the productivity of the team, project timelines, and deliverables.
      • Oversee the development, construction and implementation training materials and executes employee training.
      • Monitor financial budget, timeline and resource assignments supporting development and implementation efforts. Report variances in a timely and accurate manner to senior management or other appropriate parties.
      • Identifies and set service level agreements for the warehousing and logistical functions This will include cycle count timeliness and accuracy, timely placement of goods, appropriate use of space and safety metrics.
      • Ensures service levels are maintained. When exceptions occur proper and swift corrective action is taken.
      • Creates a culture of service with staff members.Manages/ Lead Continuous Improvement Projects (5-10%)
        • Identifies and gains support for process improvement initiatives that directly affect the performance or efficiency of her/his organization.
        • Projects should leverage one's own team resources that have been trained in Lean Six Sigma techniques. -
        • Solutions must be sustainable and measurable. Duration of less than 6 months.Specific Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required:Supervises and Develops OthersProvides people with tools, knowledge, and opportunities to develop themselves. Determines employees' training needs, works with employees to produce continuous development plans, and provides feedback and coaching to help employees develop in current roles and for future roles. Promotes continuous learning.Proficiency Level:
          • Demonstrates a basic understanding of the individual, business unit, and organizational benefits of career development; describes existing career development process and tools (e.g., career discussion and development planning); demonstrates knowledge of feedback terminology and techniques (e.g., motivational feedback, formative feedback, listening techniques, etc.).
          • Uses existing career development process and tools with some assistance to monitor employee development; provides feedback to direct reports and peers on job skills and personal behavior; identifies employees' areas of strength and developmental needs; recommends training opportunities for others with some guidance; assists in providing developmental suggestions to employees that align with their goals.
          • Uses existing career development process and tools to work with employees in producing continuous development plans, and reviews progress regularly; provides feedback to direct reports, peers, and managers on job skills, personal behavior, and moderately complex issues; recommends training courses/programs (e.g., internal training programs, external opportunities like conferences, professional meetings, etc.) that align with personal interests for growth and the organization's needs and budget, provides opportunities to work on a variety of projects to promote learning and skill development; identifies developmental needs through individual discussions, reviewing performance appraisal results, and considering necessary skills for future responsibilities and provides coaching to address these needs; recommends possible job rotations to help employees learn new skills and gain experience.
          • Tailors the use of developmental tools and processes to the needs of each employee and the business; inspires others to develop themselves and seek out continuous learning opportunities by serving as a role-model and seeking out personal developmental opportunities; holds routine, open discussions about employees' developmental progress and goals; encourages employees to find their own developmental solutions that align with organizational and personal goals; advises others on how to provide appropriate feedback and coaching to employees. Champions succession planning.Program ManagementThe identification, planning and coordination of a set of related projects within a program of business change, to manage their interdependencies in support of specific business strategies. The maintenance of a strategic view over the set of projects, providing the framework for implementing business initiatives, or large-scale change, by conceiving, maintaining, and communicating a vision of the outcome of the program. The vision, and the means of achieving it, may change as the program progresses.Proficiency Level:
            • Plans, directs, and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement interrelated projects from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage; plans, schedules, monitors, and reports on activities related to the program. Leads the program team(s) in determining business requirements and translating requirements into operational plans. Determines, monitors, and reviews all program economics to include program costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements, program resources, and program risk. Ensures that program is managed to realize business benefits and that program management is informed by an awareness of current technical developments.
            • Aligns the objectives for information systems activities with business change objectives and authorizes the selection and planning of all related projects and activities. Plans, directs, and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement complex interrelated projects from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage. Plans, schedules, monitors, and reports on activities related to the program. Leads the program teams in determining business requirements and translating requirements into operational plans. Determines, monitors, and reviews all program economics, including program costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements, program resources, and program risk, ensuring that there are appropriate and effective.Business Process ImprovementThe identification of new and alternative approaches to performing business activities. The analysis of business processes, including recognition of the potential for automation of the processes, assessment of the costs and potential benefits of the new approaches considered and, where appropriate, management of change, and assistance with implementation.Proficiency Level:
              • Analyses business processes identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches. Contributes to evaluating the factors that must be addressed in the change program. Helps establish requirements for the implementation of changes in the business process.
              • Identifies, proposes, initiates, and leads significant improvement programs, taking responsibility for the quality and appropriateness of the work performed, and the realization of measurable business benefits. Modifies existing process improvement approaches and/or develops new approaches to achieve improvement.
              • Analyses business processes identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches, typically seeking to exploit technology components. Evaluates the financial, cultural, technological, organizational, and environmental factors that must be addressed in the change program. Establishes requirements for the implementation of significant changes in organizational mission, business functions and process, organizational roles and responsibilities, and scope or nature of service delivery.Quality ManagementThe application of techniques for monitoring and improvement of quality to any aspect of a function or process. The achievement of, and maintenance of compliance to, national and international standards, as appropriate, and to internal policies, including those relating to sustainability and security.Proficiency Level:
                • Advises on the application of appropriate quality and/or environmental management techniques. Facilitates improvements to processes by changing approaches and working practices, typically using recognized models.
                • Prioritizes areas for quality and/or environmental improvement in light of the strategy, wider business objectives, results from internal and external audits, and advice from colleagues. Initiates the application of appropriate quality management techniques in these areas. Initiates improvements to processes by changing approaches and working practices, typically using recognized models. Achieves and maintains compliance against national and international standards, as appropriate. Identifies and plans systematic corrective action to reduce errors and improve the quality of the systems and services, by examination of the root causes of problems.
                • Sets the quality strategy for approval and adoption by business management. Measures the extent to which the quality policy meets the organization's needs and objectives and reviews it as necessary. Plans, resources (either directly or indirectly) and monitors the internal quality audit schedule. Defines and reviews quality and environmental systems. Ensures that adequate technology, procedures, and resources are in place to support the quality system.Change ManagementThe management of change to the service infrastructure including service assets, configuration items and associated documentation, be it via request for change (RFC), emergency changes, incidents, and problems, so providing effective control and mitigation of risk to the availability, performance, security, and compliance of the business services impacted.Proficiency Level:
                  • Develops, documents, and implements changes based on requests for change. Applies change control procedures.
                  • Assesses, analyses, develops, documents, and implements changes based on requests for change.
                  • Develops implementation plans for dealing with more complex requests for change, evaluates risks to integrity of infrastructure inherent in proposed implementations, seeks authority for those activities, reviews the effectiveness of change implementation, suggests improvement to organizational procedures governing change management. Leads the assessment, analysis, development, documentation, and implementation of changes based on requests for change.
                  • Sets the organization's policy for the management of change in live services and test environments and ensures that the policy is reflected in practice.
                  • Customer Mindset: Exceptional customer experience is primary focus while performing job duties. Quality is a top priority.
                  • Adaptability & Innovation: Proactively and willingly adapts to changing business needs and conditions and presents creative and fresh ideas on how to solve problems, gain efficiencies and improve quality.
                  • Relationship Building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of inclusion, cooperation, and mutual respect. -
                  • Accountability: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and strives to exceed requirements.
                  • Decision Making and Judgment: Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks.
                  • Talent Development (Self and Others): Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement; making an effort to acquire new knowledge or skills associated with job responsibilities. Willingness to work with others and coach/teach in effort to develop and support other employees' development.Position Qualifications:Education:
                    • Bachelor of Science in Technical or Business field. MS or MBA preferred.Experience:
                      • 8-12 years leading a Logistics or Materials organizationJudgement/ Discretion:
                        • Demonstrates Moderate Discretion and Independent Judgment
                        • Makes departmental decisions that have a material impact on the projects that the department works on, how work is completed, or direction taken by the department.
                        • Makes people resource recommendations to hire, promote, and fire employees that are seriously considered.
                        • Makes decisions that are aligned with company policies and practices to accomplish work.
                        • Recommends/Designs new policies or operating practices or adjustments to existing ones to accomplish organizational objectives.Work Environment and Physical Requirements:Disclaimer: This list does not represent all physical demands. Descriptions are representative of those that must be met by employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the jobs' essential functions.Note:FOX provides equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, results of genetic testing, or service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which we operate. We base all employment decisions -including recruitment, selection, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotions, transfers, layoffs, terminations, and social/recreational programs - on merit and the principles of equal employment opportunity. Fox offers an excellent compensation package and wide-ranging opportunities for professional development. Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending and Dependent Care Savings Accounts, Disability and Life Insurance benefit programs are available, as is a 401k plan with employer matching. Eligibility for all benefit programs is defined by the applicable plan document or employee handbook. About UsIn 1974, Bob Fox set out on a quest to redefine motocross suspension believing that there had to be a better solution. In 1976, Kent Howerton won the 500cc AMA Motocross National Championship on FOX AirShox and Marty Smith backed it up in 1977-we haven't looked back since and continue to rack up wins.Introduce YourselfIf you feel like you have what it takes to join FOX's team of enthusiasts and professional athletes that are passionate about redefining ride dynamics, we want to hear from you. Click the button below and drop off your phone number and/or email address.

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