Director of Drayage

| Greater LA Area
NEXT is a venture-backed company boldly taking on the challenge of digitizing the $800B freight trucking industry. Our technology is transforming the way shippers and truckers engage and communicate by creating a platform where shippers can instantly find truckers with capacity and have real time tracking updates and transparency with the movement of their freight throughout the entire shipping process.
 
NEXT was founded by Lidia Yan and Elton Chung with over 20 + years of experience in logistics and technology. We have raised a total of $125M from investors like Sequoia and Brookfield. We have assembled a team with experience from companies such as Airbnb, Uber, Amazon, Snap, Kareo, GoFundMe, CH Robinson and JB Hunt. Come join us as we innovate the transportation industry.
 
Our Director of Drayage will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations including processes, KPIs, reporting, improvements and most importantly, our employees. You are a strategic leader and know how to effectively manage Operations at a macro and micro level so we can continue to grow, scale and be profitable. You will develop and manage KPIs to streamline and optimize team performance according to SLAs and policies. This role will report to the VP of Ops with our CEO being the interim.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage and oversee transportation operations that include drayage marketplace and CDL drivers
  • Support the company strategy including growth and transformative initiatives 
  • Develop operational strategies to align with company goals and ensure goals are met
  • Provide leadership and create an environment that fosters passion, teamwork and agility within the organization
  • Build and sustain long-term client relationships
  • Support local, regional and national sales initiatives by partnering with VP of Sales to deliver a high level of client focus to business initiatives
  • Develop and implement an operations strategy tailored to our client that identifies opportunities to improve cost control and margin improvement and will lead to organic growth
  • Establish solid business relationships with supporting departments including but not limited to: Engineering, Recruiting, Sales, and Finance
  • Work with Product Team to determine drayage product strategies and roadmap

What You’ll Need:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in supply chain and logistics environment 
  • 5+ years as an executive leader managing multiple fast growing operations
  • Experience with transportation, drayage, intermodal
  • Experience in a tech vertical 
  • Ability to motivate and inspire team members to achieve KPI’s.
  • Bachelor’s degree required and Masters a plus! 
  • Ability to identify opportunities to increase accuracy, optimize resources, and develop, recommend, and implement solutions
  • Demonstrated planning, project management, problem-solving techniques and analytical experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized, and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience
  • Proven leadership and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively supervise, coach, and influence employees

What We Offer:

  • Competitive base salary, bonus, equity 
  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits, 401k w/ company match
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Casual work environment
  • Dog friendly office
  • Flex hours (we know SoCal traffic)

NEXT is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
To all recruitment agencies: NEXT does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, NEXT employees or any other organization location. NEXT is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

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Location

With easy access to the 105 and 710 you can easily hop on and off the freeway! *In May 2019, we will be moving to offices in El Segundo*

An Insider's view of NEXT Trucking

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“Seeing the owners work just as hard and being present in the office inspires me to reach for higher goals.”

Sahar

LTL Senior Executive

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“I look at our product as something that goes way beyond the technology itself. Creating the optimal carrier experience means getting close to our users and understanding their needs. There’s no better feeling than finding a solution that not only drives growth, but also makes drivers’ jobs a little bit easier and little bit more delightful.”

Brian

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

"As a designer, one of the most important parts of being a successful designer is to always consider the system. We’re designing a system that spans online and offline so it’s critical that you think about how each piece fits into the system as a whole."

Cole

Director of Product Design

What is your vision for the company?

“We want to change the industry by streamlining the process for drivers to book loads and manage their trucks/fleets in an easy process so that they take a little bit of stress off their plate and enjoy what they do to the fullest.”

Eddie

Sr. Transportation Representative

What is your vision for the company?

"My vision is to be a transparent transportation company. We want to be the advocates for carriers, both big and small."

Corey

Carrier Rep

What are NEXT Trucking Perks + Benefits

NEXT Trucking Benefits Overview

Competitive base salary, bonus + equity
Full medical, dental and vision benefits 401k w/ company match
Vacation and Holidays
Dog friendly office
Remote friendly
Company trips

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NEXT's 401(k) retirement plan matches up to 5% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
NEXT offers stock options that vest over a three-year period.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NEXT's vacation policy includes two weeks paid time off for all employees and up to three weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Pet Friendly
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