Director, Planning & Operations
Summary
Title:Director, Planning & Operations
ID:2089
Client:Polaris Transportation Group
Location:Mississauga
Description

At Polaris, our Vision is clear:

We are a supply chain company that defines our success by the positive impact we have on everyone we touch. Our growth will come from clarity of purpose and aligned values today.

We’ve thought hard about some clear values that guide everything we do along the way:

  • Our priority is Safety
  • We have each others’ backs
  • It’s always about our customer
  • We raise the bar

If we have the opportunity to speak with you, we’d love to tell you more and we’ll be just as interested in learning about how you live these values as we are in your technical or industry experience.

With over 25 years of continuous growth and customer satisfaction, Polaris Transportation is Canada’s largest privately held cross-border LTL carrier providing daily departures between USA and Canada. Polaris is comprised of five operating divisions which provide a multitude of transportation services, including cross-border and domestic LTL and TL, global logistics, hazmat certified warehousing & distribution and technological development. As leaders of innovation in our industry, we have and will continue to utilize advanced technologies to transform the way we do business. This drive and commitment have resulted in great industry recognition. Polaris has received the prestigious CCJ’s Innovation of the Year award and for 13 consecutive years, we have won the Shipper’s Choice award with the esteemed higher distinction of Carrier of Choice. We’ve also been named as a Top 100 Trucker for 3 years and one of the best places to work in our industry as a Top Fleet Employer for 3 consecutive years.

We are looking for a Director, Planning & Operations to join our newly formed Senior Leadership Team as we continue to excel in innovation and service excellence in the industry. 

WHO YOU ARE & WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:

You foster innovation and continuous improvement as you lead your team with energy and impact. You not only want to shape but build something better and inspire people around you to do the same. You embrace technology and the role it plays, and has the potential to play, in Operations. You are looking for an organization that focuses on its people and provides opportunities for growth and advancement. You’ll receive a competitive Total Rewards package including a competitive base salary, company-paid health and dental plans and a company-paid perks program. You’ll join a team and culture that will commit to investing as much into your learning and growth as you do. Being amazing at what you do allows us to provide flexibility for where and how you work.

 

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • A willingness and a nimbleness to do what it takes to see results, a bias for action
  • A natural curiosity. An approach to all situations with a growth mindset, a willingness to explore, innovate and create
  • A proven track record as a progressive people leader within a complex or Tier 1 organization, coaching, leading, and driving others to action, igniting a sense of urgency

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, act as the subject matter expert for ensuring optimal load fill by lane and capacity is in place to support outbound & inbound volume
  • Work closely as the right hand of the COO on key projects to augment company growth and digitization
  • Leverage your skills and experience to help set the course for the Planning & Operations and the company for the future
  • Lead and inspire a team of 7 focused on planning, tactical rating, OTR/City dispatch, and driver optimization
  • Align workflow to Customs, Partners and DC operations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience in the Supply Chain Industry
  • Transportation industry experience is a must-have with a strong preference for an LTL focus
  • 5+ years at the management level, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement

Polaris Transportation Group is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Polaris Transportation Group will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. We will consult with applicants to ensure a suitable accommodation is provided.
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