Dole Packaged Foods

  • Director, International Transportation & Compliance

    Job Location US-CA-Westlake Village
    Logistics/Supply Chain
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Director of International Transportation and Compliance is responsible for overseeing the negotiating of ocean freight for Dole Packaged Foods Worldwide as well as managing the international transportation operations for North America. This position also oversees Trade Compliance involving imports and exports of good from / to the United States. Position has budgetary responsibility for ocean freight and duties as well as responsibility for contributing to customer order fill rate and supply chain risk mitigation. Lead and manage the professional development and talent planning of the international logistics team.


    Ocean Transportation

    • Oversee the annual RFP process, reviewing outgoing requests and incoming submissions to ensure they are adequately meeting Company requirements
    • Work with team to negotiate best rates, terms, and service with core carriers
    • Prepare the annual ocean freight budget using historical data and industry and economic analysis to develop assumptions
    • Track, analyze, and explain variances and risks in financial performance versus budget and prior year
    • Work with ocean transportation managers to find savings, efficiencies, and automation within day-to-day and strategic areas
    • Oversee day-to-day ocean freight operations and systems, including but not limited to assisting worldwide teams with ocean freight rates as needed; resolving contractual issues with carriers; managing and monitoring ocean freight payments and accessorial costs
    • Develop and manage relationships with ocean carriers and regional draymen to ensure preferential and good service for the Company, keeping an adequate number of carriers to ensure stability and low risk for the Company’s high container volumes
    • Other duties as assigned

    Trade Compliance

    • Develops duties budget and tracks over and under spend versus budget on a period and quarterly basis
    • Understands and educates compliance risks and opportunities with proposed solutions to senior management
    • Work with Finance, Legal, and outside legal counsel to minimize exposure to risk and to ensure proper documentation
    • Seek out and implement new trade initiatives for potential savings or reduced risk; identify lowest cost source through trade programs
    • Work with Trade Compliance Manager to create, review, and follow policies to ensure the Company is compliant with government agency requirements
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Overall 10+ years of supply chain experience, with a strong understanding of global ocean freight markets and import/export compliance requirements
    • 5+ years of experience in the containerized ocean freight industry strongly preferred
    • Experience managing import trade compliance strongly preferred
    • Ability to develop and manage global bidding processes
    • SAP experience preferable


    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships internally and externally
    • Strong financial and analytical ability and understanding


    • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA of Master’s degree in supply chain or logistics preferred
    • Professional supply chain certification such as APICS preferred


    • Three direct reports (managers); analysts and specialists indirectly


    • Ability to sit and use a computer for extended periods of time; ability to answer phones, and utilize a variety of office equipment. Ability to lift a minimum of 15 lbs. and reach overhead.


    • Occasional domestic and international travel is required


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


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