Director of Operations - Drayage at NEXT Trucking

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About NEXT:
NEXT was founded with a vision to implement solutions and bring change to a fragmented industry. As a FreightTech pioneer, we are designing technology-driven solutions to transform the $800B U.S. shipping & trucking industry. Our platform connects shippers with freight capacity for every step of a shipment’s journey. 
Headquartered in “Silicon Beach” El Segundo, CA -- NEXT is a company driven by a commitment to provide world-class service to shippers and truckers alike. We’re on a mission to solve a trillion dollar puzzle and make freight painless.
Armed with experienced professionals from Google, Amazon, Salesforce and Twilio, NEXT is seeking change agents who are excited to make a meaningful impact on an industry driving the U.S. economy. We have been recognized as one of Built in LA’s Best Small Companies to Work For and 50 Startups to Watch. NEXT is venture-backed by leaders such as Brookfield Ventures, GLP and Sequoia Capital.
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About The Role:
As the Director, Drayage, you’ll be responsible for the execution of the Drayage services provided by NEXT. You will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and manage to KPIs and targets. As a strong people leader, you’ll provide guidance to your teams to operate with safety and efficiency in mind. You’ll be leading the charge for innovation, and continuous improvement across your disciplines, applying lean methods and processes to all aspects of the Drayage services. 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. Applying best practices to ensure customer expectations are met and exceeded is second nature to you. In addition, you’ll be responsible for maximizing our marketplace opportunity, as well as P&L for owned assets. This role will report to the Senior Director of Operations.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead and oversee transportation operations that include drayage marketplace and CDL drivers
  • 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
  • Attract, lead, and grow an Operations team focused on providing world-class service to shippers
  • Plan for and maximize utilization for core assets and teams including trucks, trailers, drivers, and staff 
  • Identify and rationalize market opportunities across clients and services
  • Support the company strategy including growth and transformative initiatives 
  • Provide leadership and create an environment that fosters passion, teamwork, and agility within the organization
  • Build and sustain long-term client relationships
  • Create optimized and scalable business processes and define requirements for the Drayage Product in collaboration with Product, Engineering, and Finance organizations
  • Create visibility into the Drayage operations and recommend using internal and market data
  • Apply lean/six-sigma methods and processes for continuous as well as quantum improvements
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations

What You’ll Have

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in operations management with a focus on logistics and supply chain management, preferably in Drayage or a related field
  • Experience with Drayage brokerage and owned assets
  • P&L Management
  • Experience in Marketplace operations management
  • Six-sigma or lean production certification
  • Hands-on experience with continuous improvement
  • 5+ years as an executive leader managing multiple fast growing operations
  • Familiarity with OSAH rules and regulations
  • Early stage startup experience
  • Demonstrated ability to perform with grace under pressure
  • Multitasking skills in a fast-moving and changing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Demonstrated experience creating systems and integration requirements, including Salesforce and enterprise billing systems
  • Ability to motivate and inspire team members to achieve highest performance
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized, and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience

What You'll Receive

  • Competitive Salary + Bonus + Equity 
  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • 401k w/ company match
  • Vacation and holidays
  • Casual work environment
  • Flex hours (we know SoCal traffic)
  • Fun perks: open office, dog-friendly, unlimited snacks, and monthly catered lunches! 
  • Join a rapidly growing technology company disrupting the trucking industry

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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Our HQ is located in the heart of Silicon Beach with amenities like an outdoor patio, an on-site gym, and cold brew coffee & kombucha on tap.

An Insider's view of NEXT Trucking

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“If I were to describe the vibe in one word it would be grit. Everyone here comes into the office ready to learn and band together to solve the complex problems that our drivers face everyday.”


Senior Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“The challenges truck drivers face, are the challenges we are dead set on solving. For far too long, drivers have been forced to deal with the inefficiencies of an archaic, tech-devoid industry. We exist to give drivers the tools to manage their workday, exceed their income goals, and run and grow their business efficiently."


Product Marketer

What are some things you learned at the company?

"I’ve been able to hone my coding skills while working with a multi-national team to achieve success in the logistics industry."


Accounting Operations Manager

What is your vision for the company?

"We are committed to a greener future, using technology to limit idling and deadhead in order to reduce carbon emissions at the Ports of LA and LB."


Director of Product Management

What makes someone successful on your team?

"If you want to solve insanely complex design problems in the logistics industry, this is the place! As product design team grows, we are looking for individuals who wear different hats- you are capable of zooming out to get a big picture view of the entire process, and doesn't scared of rolling up the sleeve and dive into some messy details."


Senior Product Designer

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
Company trips

Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
NEXT's management team is as diverse as our staff and our focus on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
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
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
NEXT's offers discounted gym membership.
Professional Development Benefits
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