Ryder System Director of Distribution in Robbinsville, New Jersey

Position Description

In the role of Director of Distribution, you will be responsible for operational performance and customer service across for two 700K square foot distribution centers. As a member of the Ryder’s leadership team, you will provide strategic vision and tactical direction for Distribution, Warehouse and Logistics operations to support Enterprise demand, and will leverage for improved cost performance and influence the evolution of customer service for a competitive industry advantage.

You will partner closely across both the Ryder and the Customer organizations as well as with the field General Managers in order to develop, implement, maintain, and improve warehouse operations and elevate customer service performance.


  • Implementing strategies, objectives, and priorities; with the goal of optimizing the distribution, warehouse, logistics, and operations in terms of costs and efficiencies.

  • Ensure tight linkage to the broader Supply Chain, enterprise and key customer priorities.

  • Identify areas of performance opportunity and develop, simplify, and optimize warehouse and distribution programs across the enterprise.

  • Leverage continuous improvement tools and industry best practices to make step function process improvements and alignment activities across the enterprise, as specifically related to warehouse and distribution optimization.

  • Transform data into meaningful information and define activities that will drive improvement in warehouse/distribution operations.

  • Interact effectively at all levels within the organization and influence key stakeholders.

  • Provide thought leadership within the broader warehouse and SC function

If you are “the one”, you will join us in this exciting start-up opportunity with a world class, game-changing customer, all within the safety and stability of working for an 80+ year old Fortune 500 while growing your career with an industry leader in Supply Chain Solutions!

This will position you for top leadership roles within Ryder. This growth comes with hard work, attention to safety and detail and a desire to grow with a world class Supply Chain organization.If you are seeking a challenging career opportunity, where your work makes a difference - apply today!

Ryder offers a fast paced, rewarding work environment for our employees, as well as Fortune 500 employment benefits.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, logistics, supply chain or related field or eight (8) years of related experience

  • U.S. master's Degree in business, logistics, supply chain or related field preferred

  • Eight (8) years or more of logistics/supply chain experience in a multi-plant/warehouse environment

  • Eight (8) years or more of demonstrated experience developing and implementing complete logistics solutions and project management skills

  • Five (5) years or more of P&L experience including forecasting and managing financial targets

  • Six (6) years or more of supervisory experience

  • Five (5) years or more of experience implementing within a LEAN work environment preferred

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated leadership capabilities

  • Ability to:

  • Create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, and supervisors)

  • Work independently and as a member of a team

  • Inspire and develop others

  • Create and develop an inclusive and engaged work environment

  • Effectively oversee management of Profit and Loss statements using data sets

  • Flexibility to operate, and self-driven to excel, in a fast-paced environment

  • Capable of multi-tasking and highly organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Detail-oriented with excellent follow-up practices

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of integrated warehouse operations/solutions, distribution, transportation and carrier management at a strategic level (advanced level) preferred


• Build and maintain relationships with customer(s) at a regional or corporate level based on operational execution and value creation; represent Ryder in customer meetings and presentations including Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR)

• Forecast, plan, manage and ensure assigned accounts meet defined financial targets; develop and implement mitigation plans as necessary

• Manage operations to meet or exceed internal and external Key Performance Indicators(KPIs). Implement mitigation plans, if necessary; lead account(s) during peak seasons, special projects, and implementations

• Identify expansion opportunities with current customer(s); may participate in business development and start up activities for new customers

• Monitor and hold operations accountable for maintaining a safety culture that meets or exceeds annual safety targets

• Oversee the deployment of Ryder's Lean Guiding Principles and foster a culture of continuous improvement

• Hire, train, guide and supervise Group Logistics Managers (GLM) I and II to meet the requirements of the positions within the accounts

• Performs other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2018-53603

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements Greater than 60%

Position Code 8471