Director, Transportation Engineering - Romulus, MI in Romulus, MI at CEVA logistics

Date Posted: 5/19/2020

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    Romulus, MI
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Job Description

CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply-chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 40,000 employees in more than 160 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply-chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. 


CEVA offers competitive incentive packages, exceptional benefits and an exceptional culture for career building. Start your career with CEVA and build on our Foundations:  Unity, Growth and Excellence.  CEVA people are passionate about supply chain management.

This position can be located in any major city within the US.

Purpose and Objective

Accountable for managing the implementation of strategic, comprehensive, and complex projects across multi-functional business units and within a specific geographic region. Focused on new business and re-engineered business opportunities while ensuring compliance with company policies, ISO guidelines and other regulatory requirements. Models and acts in accordance with our guiding principles and core values.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage Transportation projects from inception through delivery ensuring completion of the project objectives on schedule and within budget constraints.
  • Meet with business unit management and staff to review current transportation lanes and new business, proposed re-engineered business operations, optimize driver utilization, asset usage, MPG improvement and lanes to meet customer requirements through data driven solutions.
  • Systems to analyze feasibility of Solutions/projects/Opportunities/current transportation lanes, critical success criteria, and develop ROI (return on investment) business justification studies.
  • Develop detailed project charter and plan (goals, objectives, strategy, scope, budget, scheduling, risk mitigation strategies, contingency plans, approach, requirements, deliverables, timelines, work breakdown structures, use case, test case, and training needs) utilizing project management disciplines and methodologies including process analysis, mapping and flow charting to ensure synchronization of processes and systems.
  • Engage key stakeholders, define and coordinate activities, communicate changes and progress, build commitment, overcome resistance, and lead project team.
  • Collaborate with IT management and staff to develop, define, and document technical systems and operational requirements and critical success criteria and track results.
  • Integrate business and technical issues management to deliver forecasted results according to schedule and budget.
  • Provide expertise, leadership, guidance and supervision to cross-functional and/or multi-unit teams regarding Transportation design, execution and tracking Transportation solution, budgets, and resource allocations.
  • Review all Transportation RFP’s (Request for Proposal/Pricing), respond to potential business request as request while developing/creating alternative solution/design that optimizes prospects Transportation supply chain needs on reducing time to market and cost using data points supporting design solution. Collaboration with and pricing tool executions.
  • Establish communication plan and conduct regularly scheduled project briefings regarding status, issues, and challenges with all levels of business unit, business sponsors and management for all Transportation solutions.
  • Design and establish transportation solutions/networks/cluster for the future growth through best in breed strategies and optimization of asses.
  • Develop KPI (Key Performance Indicators) metrics.
  • Partner with the business units/functions, sales and management to develop value added Transportation solutions for current customer, prospective customer, stakeholders and shareholders.
  • Ensure compliance with all related CEVA policies, local, state, federal, and ISO 9002 requirements pertaining to the business unit logistic initiatives.
  • Assist in the development of standard operating procedures and training of the implementation team and staff on requirements.
  • Monitor performance metrics and measurements related to individuals, teams, processes, and projects.
  • Conduct post-mortem assessment of implemented solutions on performance/success (both operational and financial).
  • Develop, maintain staff and organizational development programs that provide adequate levels of training, succession planning, skill enhancement, and overall department efficiency and capability.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for all staff within department. 
  • Address all employee performance problems promptly and directly in accordance with personnel policies of the Company.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technology changes and innovations through formal or informal study, reading business and professional publications, networking, and participation in professional organizations.

Summary of Experience and Education

  • High School Degree or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or a related field preferred; or equivalent combination of work experience. 
  • Minimum five to seven years’ experience in a progressively responsible Transportation Engineer Solutions role or similar roles in transportation logistics. 
  • Minimum five years industry experience.
  • Minimum three years supervisory or managerial experience required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of IT technical disciplines related to systems architecture, operating systems, programming environments and databases, SCM, CPM OR CPIM, MS Project, and TMS packages.
  • Demonstrated success in leading, managing and developing staff and high performance teams.
  • Ability to develop short and long-range Transportation Solutions, and effectively communicate information to diverse work groups.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Proficient in Transportation design and execution methodologies with a focus on developing solution driven strategy plans to achieve goals, implementing business requirements analysis and testing processes, and identifying timeline constraints, and risks.
  • Ability to solve critical issues in a fast-paced environment with time–sensitive deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to persuade, influence, negotiate, and make formal presentations in meetings and training environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy and patience.
  • Demonstrated skills in organization group process, problem identification and resolution.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple projects and set priorities.
  • Ability to manage the financial aspects of the department including purchasing, budget preparation and review, financial reporting and monitoring expenses.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based and specific job related software. 
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from multi-functional and diverse backgrounds. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees and vendors.

Licenses and Certifications

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) preferred.
  • CPTS (Certified Transportation Specialist) preferred
  • CLTD (Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution) preferred


  • Travel is required at least 40% of the time in this position.  Travel identified is approximately 100% domestic (within the United States).

CEVA operates in a multicultural, global environment and is a richly diverse organization operating seamlessly as one company. We aim to attract, motivate and retain the best people in our industry, whatever their background.  We share the same passion to deliver world-class solutions to our customers. We have the best supply chain professionals in the industry and develop this talent in an inspiring work environment.


CEVA Logistics is proud to be an equal opportunity work place and an affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.