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Director of Transportation



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

Stord’s mission is to make supply chains a competitive advantage with best-in-class port-to-porch logistics combined with the integrated technology that brands need to connect, orchestrate, and optimize their supply chains. We’ve pioneered Cloud Supply Chain, which combines all of the digital and physical elements of logistics that leading businesses need in a unified offering.

With Cloud Supply Chain, Stord is enabling companies to compete and grow with world-class logistics – including warehousing, freight and fulfillment – in a single, integrated platform that’s available exactly when and where they need it. Hundreds of B2B and B2C companies like Body Armor, Advanced AutoParts and Dollar General use Stord to make their supply chains perform with the speed, flexibility and ease of the cloud.

Our rapidly growing team is headquartered in the heart of Atlanta’s vibrant tech community and is led by former operators from Amazon, XPO, Ryder, Coyote, Convoy, and Manhattan Associates. Stord is backed by over $325M in funding from Kleiner Perkins, BOND, Founders Fund, D1 Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Susa Ventures, Lux Capital, Lineage Logistics, and Franklin Templeton Investments at a unicorn valuation of over $1.3 billion.

Come help us help businesses out-deliver their competition with Cloud Supply Chain.

About the Director of Transportation Position:

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to fill the role of Director of Transportation, focusing on freight management across various modes including full truck load (FTL), less-than-truckload (LTL), drayage, and ocean transportation. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing our transportation operations, ensuring efficient and cost-effective movement of goods throughout the supply chain.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive transportation strategy aligning with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Provide strategic direction for the optimization of freight operations, balancing cost-effectiveness with service excellence.
  • Lead and mentor a high-performing transportation team, fostering a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate transportation activities seamlessly into overall supply chain operations.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with carriers, negotiating contracts, rates, and service level agreements.
  • Evaluate and select carriers based on performance metrics, ensuring a reliable and efficient transportation network.
  • Implement cost-effective transportation solutions while maintaining high service standards.
  • Analyze transportation spend, identify cost-saving opportunities, and drive initiatives to improve overall efficiency.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to continuously improve transportation processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant transportation regulations and standards.
  • Mitigate transportation-related risks by implementing robust safety and security protocols.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and monitor the performance of transportation operations.
  • Generate regular reports, analyzing trends and identifying areas for improvement.

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within transportation and logistics, with a focus on freight management across FTL, LTL, drayage, and ocean.
  • Strong negotiation skills and a track record of successful carrier relationship management.
  • In-depth knowledge of transportation regulations, compliance, and industry best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and optimize transportation management systems (TMS).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and leadership abilities.

Culture Snapshot:

Our team is passionate about sitting at the intersection of enterprise technology and global logistics. The Stord company culture is electric, and we are proud to offer a career experience that will make you excited to come to work every day. We are creating an environment of continuous improvement through collaboration and diverse thinking by solving challenging problems and working with talented and smart colleagues. At Stord you will have daily opportunities to learn and inspire those around you. You will be surrounded by a team of self-starters who are motivated to have an impact through driving results.

Below are a few perks of joining our team:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Friendly, Passionate, and Intelligent Employee Base
  • Creative Problem Solving and Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Fast-Paced Environment
  • Low-Ego, Solution-Driven Culture
  • Community Involvement and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Employee Resource Groups: Women of Stord, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion), Stord-Serves, & More


  • 401(k)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) option
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Mental Health Resources
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Gym Stipend
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid holidays
  • And more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Stord participates in E-verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.