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VP of Logistics

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Scope Recruitment 16/07/2019
Position: Location: Sector:
VP of Logistics
Murfreesboro, TN Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805
0000-03-01 Distribution & Warehousing


The VP, Supply Chain is an executive management position primarily responsible for ensuring that product flows through the company’s supply chain to the stores in the most cost efficient and expeditious manner possible.


  • Manage the product supply chain and labor costs from Supplier through Distribution Center (DC) up to the point of receipt by stores, including inbound freight (domestic and import delivery to DC), DC operations, and outbound freight (DC to stores)

  • Negotiate and manage all transportation and distribution center providers/contracts

  • Ensure products are received and sent on time and in good condition

  • Improve visibility and reporting across supply chain to provide regular, detailed transparency on cost and delivery KPIs to the organization; partner with other departments as needed to ensure required data is delivered timely and in a usable format to drive improved decision making

  • Work with Merchandising team as needed to resolve any discrepancies between delivered and ordered goods and ensure compliance with all vendor guidelines

  • Comply with federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforce adherence to requirements; advise management on needed actions

  • Oversee distribution center staff including recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees

  • Work closely with management to develop/update distribution center procedures as needed to align with company objectives

  • Pursue all opportunities to identify and improve processes within the Company and drive sales and margin results, including but not limited to aggressive negotiation with freight vendors, optimization of DC processes / labor force / workflows, etc

  • Annually evaluate direct reports and ensure that all members of the operations team are performing at a good or better level

  • Coordinate with the CFO and the finance team on labor and freight cost targets and impact on the financial plan and cash flow

  • Develop capability to ensure an optimized distribution network that will support company’s expansion plans

  • Coordinate with VP, Operations for store level flow plans or exceptions


  • 10+ years of successful supply chain management experience with a proven track record of reducing costs and streamlining processes

  • Demonstrated ability to manage cost and operations

  • Negotiation experience with both transportation and warehousing logistics providers

  • Experience selecting/updating inventory systems, bar-code scanning systems preferable

  • Strong core leadership skills and willing to manage with a hands-on style

  • Well-developed multi-tasking, organizational skills, and detail oriented approach are keys to success

  • Confident and data-based decision maker; comfortable with performing rigorous analysis required to support proposed operations strategies without support of dedicated analytics resources

  • Deadline driven and highly responsive with both internal and external business partners.  Must be able to easily communicate with all levels of the company as well as the board of directors. 

  • Self-motivated individual that possesses a high level of integrity, honesty, and personal accountability

  • Ability to attract and retain talented individuals


  • An undergraduate degree is required.  MBA preferred. 

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