Wayfair is hiring an

Associate Director, Transportation Operations

Boston, United States

The Central Logistics team is looking for a proven leader to drive a transformative redesign of our shipping network.  This person will play a key role in a major company initiative to roll out a best in class transportation network through more intelligent network routing, pooling, and cross docking.  As an integral member of this team, you’ll be able to put your stamp on the design and execution of a very unique and proprietary furniture network.  

We are looking for the right individual with a strong talent for team building and management and in order to develop and lead our Transportation Operations group responsible for ensuring X thousands of shipments per day get to our customers, quickly and undamaged.  An entrepreneurial spirit to lay the foundation for a rapidly growing team’s processes and experience in over the road transportation will help this individual succeed in the critical initiative for the company. This is a highly visible and exciting role for the company and one that will offer the right candidate an opportunity to lead one of our core operational functions. 

Who we are: The Central Logistics team’s goal is to create value both internally and externally through the establishment of lasting partnerships, which will enable us to drive a more efficient and cost effective delivery cycle. We strive to continually delight our customers by providing the most transparent, reliable, and exception free end to end delivery experience in the industry.

What you will do:

  • Drive enhancements within Wayfair’s transportation process as it relates to shipment tracking, exception handling and claims management at very high volumes on time critical freight
  • Enhance our route planning and ad hoc load building procedures for multi stop shipments
  • Eliminate waste and buffer in order to speed up overall network transit
  • Identify opportunities in network planning to eliminate uncertainty and drive reductions in cost
  • Provide direct input into the development, implementation and reporting of partner provider KPI/metrics to monitor all aspects of the transportation process
  • Implement provider reward program across non asset partner channel to maximize efforts and enhance the mutual customer’s experience 

Who you are:

  • A cross functional leader and coach comfortable working in a new and rapidly growing space
  • MBA or other graduate degree in engineering, logistics, or other supply chain related field preferred but accomplished professionals will always be considered
  • You have 7+ years of logistics and transportation experience under your belt in TL, LTL and/or private and dedicated fleets
  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • Extremely process driven
  • Able to lead discussions and communicate effectively
  • Entrepreneurial

About Wayfair:

Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:

  • Wayfair.com, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source for modern design
  • DwellStudio, a design house for fashion-forward modern furnishings
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor

Wayfair generated $2.25 billion in annual sales in 2015 and $747.3 million in net revenues for first quarter 2016. The company employed 4,604 people as of March 31, 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe.  The company has previously been named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine and selected by the Boston Business Journal and Glassdoor.com as a Top Company to Work For and Top Company for Well Balanced Life.

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