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Senior Director - Global Transportation Procurement

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

Sales & Business Development, Operations
Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Job Details:

Job Purpose/Summary:

  • Oversees relationship with Global transportation providers across all modes

  • Air, rail, intermodal, less than truckload, refrigerated truckload, ambient, ocean, drayage, live haul, tanker, and hopper.

  • Ensure cross functional collaboration and alignment on strategic plans necessary to provide a competitive advantage for Tyson.

  • Ensure team leaders develop and execute tactical Global transportation plans.

    • Procurement of Global truckload transportation capacity.

    • Establishing, maintaining, and enhancing professional relationship with Global transportation providers.

    • Delivers expected business results placing customer first while continually striving to maximize efficiency and deliver optimal cost to serve.

  • Partnership with systems/product & compliance on digital and automated support for all commodities/products shipped to Global customers.

  • Support continuous improvement and change management.

  • Lead and develop team to support Tyson transportation and total company initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Align with finance on annual operating plan.

  • Planning and optimizing Global carrier resources to meet and exceed domestic and international service goals while minimizing transportation costs.

  • Deliver the financial plan. Position is responsible that all team leaders have clearly defined responsibilities and understand their specific roles to achieve service and financial goals.

  • Execute Ocean, Drayage and Domestics RFPs with the goal of balancing service and cost.

  • Provide committed contracts and significantly improve load visibility and level of service.

  • Optimize origin container loading designed to reduce total days of transit to international customers.

  • Ensure teams develop risk management and contingency planning related to trends and threats impacting Global transportation providers and Global BUs.

  • Develop and continually improve team structure. Incorporate market trends, forecasts and customer needs to determine team member roles and responsibilities are aligned to deliver world class service and lowest possible expense.

  • Models the Tyson values and culture. Builds strong relationships and trust with internal and external team members and business partners. Creates discipline and focus around developing talent, building talent pipeline, and fostering environment that empowers team members.

  • Fosters feedback loop with strategic partners to ensure best in class service while striving to be a shipper of choice.


  • Education: BS degree in Logistics/Supply Chain/Business or 8 plus yrs. of Logistics/Supply Chain and Transportation.

  • Experience: Minimum 5 years Carrier Procurement, Global Supply Chain/Transportation operations, P&L management. Needs to demonstrate experience recently in the past 3 consecutive years.

  • Computer skills: Versed in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and various supply chain operating systems.

  • Communication skills: Executive level written, presentation and verbal skills.

  • Preferred skills; Experience managing Global transportation providers and international markets.

  • Field travel, including potential for international travel, required to support Global operations, internal and external business partners (8-12 travel trips per year).

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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