Director of Logistics in Scottsdale at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 3/3/2018

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Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 55 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.

The Director of Logistics is responsible for enterprise logistics strategies, as well as directing and overseeing domestic & global logistics operations. The Director drives customer experience results through customer-centric Last Mile Transportation solutions across eCommerce markets and is responsible for 3rd party vendors for costs, performance and compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures product volumes meet forecasted business needs; drives guidelines and best practices
  • Creates annual financial plan; reconciles the monthly financial performance to identify cost drivers and business impacts
  • Formulates proposals and recommends strategic alternatives to maintain high service levels and lowering total delivered costs
  • Defines areas for cost savings and distribution optimization; executes logistics projects and investments, implements initiatives; tracks key metrics and provides summary of cost savings
  • Provides alternative solutions to resolve complex logistics operation issues
  • Manages 3rd party vendors, including but not limited to, negotiating contract terms, defining and evaluating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and ensuring compliance with Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Evaluates critical logistics data and metrics; develops and implements initiatives and corrective actions if metrics are not meeting objectives
  • Evaluates and resolves complex order issues and disputes for all logistics issues
  • Ensures cross-docks and warehouses are operating within established thresholds; meets efficiency and profitability objectives; approves variances
  • Evaluates and determines logistic vendors the Company will partner with; ensures potential partners meet the standard of price, timing, quality and reliability
  • Ensures compliance with all import / export documentation and regulatory requirements
  • Identifies opportunities to automate operations and system reporting; evaluates and determines technology and system opportunities
  • Provides leadership development and growth for internal talent
  • Provides logistic operations best practices and strategies to stakeholders
  • Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • This position requires a minimum 10 years logistics and transportation experience with internally managed and 3PL-managed distribution centers or related experience with progressive complexity and responsibility.
  • Proven track record of quantifiable cost saving initiatives in both distribution and transportation
  • Multi-site distribution experience is required.
  • Advanced operational knowledge of logistics in unified commerce is necessary.
  • Experience & knowledge of vendor and contract management is needed.
  • Last Mile Carrier commercial agreement negotiation experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic & global transportation/ distribution operations and inventory management is necessary.
  • Experience in driving initiatives; developing vision, strategy and deployment is necessary.
  • Technical background and experience, ideally logistics automation is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office, including skills with Word and Excel is necessary.
  • Proficiency with MicroStrategy or a similar data analytics tool is required.
  • Progressive data analysis experience is required.
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills are essential.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships across functional areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the organization, present complex ideas concisely and clearly articulate complex ideas both verbally and in writing is necessary.
  • Proven ability to identify complex problems, review information to develop and evaluate options then implement solutions is essential.
  • Proven ability to provide innovative ideas with the skill to implement ideas is necessary.
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and work well independently is essential. In addition troubleshooting and organizational skills with a can-do attitude and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential. In addition, troubleshooting, organizational and problem solving skills with a can-do attitude and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential. Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, logistics, operations management or related field, or equivalent experience is required.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred; Six Sigma experience is preferred.