Director of Logistics
- Job Title
- Director of Logistics
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- Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS
About Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
We create jobs locally, prepare people to succeed at work, and help them overcome barriers to employment.
That people with barriers to employment – particularly those with disabilities – enjoy full social and economic participation in their community.
As an organization, Goodwill believes in the following:
disAbility First Serving the entire workforce while focusing on people with disabilities Respect Treating everyone with dignity and respect Stewardship Acting responsibly in all ways, including socially, financially, and environmentally Ethics Striving to meet the highest standards of conduct and set a good example Learning Fostering a culture of continuous learning
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (referred to as RGI, or just Goodwill) began in the mid-1960s when a group of concerned parents of adult children with developmental disabilities began to question the lack of growth opportunities for their children. In 1968, the combined effort of the (ARC), the Fredericksburg Area Mental Health Association, and the Junior Women’s Club created Opportunities Unlimited. That organization (long before it became Goodwill) provided residents of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, and King George counties and the City of Fredericksburg with the first day program in the area for adults with disabilities.
By 1970 the organization realized that people want to work, as working offers a sense of purpose and accomplishment—for individuals with and without disabilities. So, Opportunities Unlimited adopted a vocational mission, changed its name to Rappahannock Rehabilitation Facility, Inc. (RRF), and began a packaging and assembly operation.
The organization continued to evolve when its vision expanded beyond the walls of the production floor to include work settings in the community. Custodial crews were created to be mobile, in order to fulfill custodial contracts in the community.
By 1991, RRF recognized that its dependence on external funding limited who could receive services and for how long. The organization’s vision was to be able to serve more individuals, and thus it took a step toward financial independence by forging an affiliation with Goodwill Industries International. Thus, RRF became Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, Inc. This move toward control over its financial future marked the beginning of a new era.
What is now Goodwill industries International began in 1902, when Reverend Edgar Helms started the first Goodwill in Boston by gathering clothing and other items from the community for his poor parishioners to repair and sell for wages. That same focus on meaningful work for wages applies today and serves as the foundation for more than 150 Goodwills in North America and affiliates in 12 other countries across the globe. Locally, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries has served thousands of individuals by helping them enjoy the power of work.
About the City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Virginia
The City of Fredericksburg was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in 1728, on land originally patented by John Buckner and Thomas Royston of Essex County in 1681. It was named for Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-51), eldest son of King George II of Great Britain and father of King George III. Its older streets still bear the names of members of the British royal family.
Midway between Washington, D.C, and Richmond, Spotsylvania is a picturesque county known for being as unique as its name. The County’s heritage is deep, extending beyond the Civil War to include the Revolutionary War, African American history and Native American history, as well as its unique early foundry and agricultural roots. Spotsylvania also has an abundance of beautiful countryside and nature-based recreation, highlighted by scenic Lake Anna. There are culinary delights appealing to every taste bud and cultural charms spanning music and the arts.
Director of Logistics
The Director of Logistics will be responsible for establishing and managing transportation and warehouse operations. Supporting and contributing to the mission of RGI by providing strategy, a logistics platform, and procedures that effectively and efficiently execute the collection and distribution of donated material and pick up of donations. Maximize financial results and facilitates employee and asset safety. Provides analytical and technical insight to support improved processes and decision making. Collaborates between all levels of leadership and supporting departments. Assist in departmental consistency between stores. Responsible for supervising transportation systems and activities of the Donated Goods to cost effectively meet RGI’s transportation needs. Plans/directs drivers/employees in efficient and effective distribution/routing and vehicle maintenance and acquisition. Informs and executes corporate health and safety policies for transportation personnel. Monitors legal and regulatory requirements related to transportation activities of RGI.
- Directs all logistics activities of RGI Donated Goods. To include but not limited to donation collection sites, transportation, inbound and outbound transportation, in-home pick-up program, centralized inventory, waste disposal, salvage, and recycling.
- Responsible for analyzing and making operational adjustments to business practices to drive efficiency and greatest rate of return on the invested capital within the Transportation and Warehouse operations.
- Develops strategies for improving internal and external customer service. Makes recommendations for improvements to management.
- Develop supply chain modeling/optimization competencies and tools.
- Manages third party vendor relationships. Ensures fleet maintenance and adherence to all DOT and other regulations.
- Provides opportunity, motivation, and encouragement for associate development at all levels.
- Supervises designated employees, recommending hires and terminations and conducting timely performance reviews.
- Design and manage pickup and delivery routes for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
- Ensures compliance with all transportation related Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations and informs leadership of the impact of any changes.
- Plans and recommends capital expenditures for acquisition of new and/or replacement equipment toward maintaining fleet safety and/or efficiency.
- Maintains all pre-trip reports, route sheets and vehicle sanitation reports.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least five years’ experience in logistics and transportation systems.
- 5 plus years management/supervisory experience.
- Ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple projects to meet critical deadlines.
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with peers and business partners.
- Strong record of experience in transportation systems management and/or analysis desired
- Valid Virginia Driver’s License (driving record must be acceptable to RGI’s insurance carrier).
- May be required to successfully pass a background check.
- Demonstrates the ability to motivate, coach, mentor, and develop workforce to reach set goals.
- Proven experience with Microsoft Office Suite products, cloud-based computing, and online data-tracking systems.
- Must be able to function highly in a collaborative environment with other support units in matters of People, Finance and Asset Management.
- Knowledge of Transportation and Warehouse/Distribution activities required.
- Ability to stand and move around for extended periods. Ability to climb, talk, hear, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, handle, carry, push, pull, and lift objects up to 50 pounds.
- Moderate work environment, with occasional exposure to extreme atmospheric conditions (temperature, noise, fumes, dust, etc.)
- May be required to work a variable schedule, including evenings and weekends as business dictates.
- Competitive base pay.
- Benefits include paid time off (PTO), medical insurance, prescription coverage, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, short- and long-term disability coverage.
- Opportunity to work for one of the nation’s most well-known and respected nonprofit organizations.
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Rappahannock Goodwill Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.