Director of Transportation

  • Lucid Motors
  • Newark, CA
  • Feb 02, 2021

Job Description

Leading the future of luxury mobility
Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. Working at Lucid Motors means having a shared vision to power the future in revolutionary ways. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive industry.
We are currently seeking a Director Transportation.  This position requires an experienced professional with the ability to manage the entire Transportation Network.  The successful candidate will have spent considerable time launching new plants and/or new products in an automotive manufacturing environment. 
This position requires partnership with Supply Chain, QA/QC, Manufacturing, Packaging, Engineering, Finance, and Regulatory Affairs to implement new processes and manage changes. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

You Will:

  • Oversee all transportation related to Global Inbound Material Logistics Operations, Outbound Finished Vehicle, and Ad Hoc requirements.
  • Define 3PL, asset owner, and carrier strategy to scale operations while optimizing cost
  • Oversee the implementation of the 3PL strategy for transportation management
  • Develop and implement system-wide part level visibility of ALL intransit shipments
  • Prepare and manage the department budget, capital and corporate expenses
  • Act as key stakeholder in negotiation of transportation purchasing contracts
  • Drive a corporate cross-functional consensus behind a shared vision of transportation
  • Drive planning for adequate carrier capacity and storage space to keep pace with volume growth
  • Direct the teams responsible for execution for delivery of services to the end customer
  • Anticipate challenges and disruptions to transportation flow and design mitigation strategies
  • Drive company compliance with transportation processes and global trade regulations
  • Define transportation strategies, supplier compliance and optimized flows
  • Define and develop transportation solutions that optimize speed, cost and quality
  • Define and drive development and implementation of needed processes and systems
  • Identify ongoing operational process and staffing needs to support transportation
  • Identify and hire a world class team of professionals to lead the transportation activities
  • Work with Internal Customers to optimize and meet requirements (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Engineering, Sales, Delivery, Fleet, Marketing)
  • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, and performance evaluation
  • Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes
  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
  • Lead Negotiations with suppliers or internal customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability
  • Oversee transportation cost metrics and KPIs
  • Anticipate challenges and disruptions to transportation flow and design mitigation strategies

You Bring:

  • 9+ years relevant experience with automotive logistics, transportation, and global trade process and procedures, preferably in a high-volume environment
  • 5+ years of related automotive industry experience and LEAN manufacturing
  • 5+ years direct leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge of multi-modal logistics pricing models (air, rail, truck, ocean, customs brokerage)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with success in working across organizations at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, effective project planning in terms of resources, strategies, cost, and time with ability to meet project timelines.
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Experience with TMS software applications, specifically JDA TM

Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Supply Chain, Logistics Engineering, or related field.  An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered
  • LEAN, GK, or Six Sigma Certifications a plus

Be part of something amazing
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

501-1000

Sectors

Transportation

Drawdown solutions

Electric Cars

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