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Director Intermodal Transportation

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson

Lisle, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
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Director Intermodal Transportation

Job ID
4225 Naperville Road, Lisle, Illinois, United States, 60532
Job TypeFull time

C.H. Robinson is currently seeking a Director of Intermodal Services to serve as a highly experienced strategic leader of our intermodal transportation division located in Lisle, IL. You will have results-driven accountability for customer growth and retention, financial results, strategic supplier relationships, improving efficiencies, and talent development. Critical to your success will be your evaluation of our customers’ supply chains as well as your development of account specific strategies while overseeing the leaders who execute them. As the Director you will also collaborate with the other North American leaders to deliver exceptional results. If you’re a leader in transportation with a passion for intermodal, we invite you to apply today and contribute to C.H. Robinson’s ongoing commitment to customer and operational excellence.

At C.H. Robinson, we believe that in-person collaboration is key to driving innovation and achieving success. In this role, you will work on-site with the local team and leaders five days a week producing impactful results through face-to-face interactions. Experience the full benefits of teamwork and immediate collaboration in a vibrant and engaging workplace.


  • Develop and execute the strategic vision for the intermodal services division, aligning with company objectives and market trends
  • Lead and mentor a team of managers, providing guidance and development opportunities
  • Oversee the negotiation and management of contracts with intermodal carriers, ensuring favorable terms
  • Cultivate customer relationships and build supply chain solutions to meet their needs
  • Optimize intermodal transportation networks to maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance service levels
  • Monitor and analyze key performance metrics, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions
  • Collaborate with sales, customer service, and IT teams to integrate intermodal solutions into broader logistics strategies
  • Represent C.H. Robinson publicly with customers, suppliers, and at industry events
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to streamline processes and enhance service quality
  • Manage financial performance, including revenue generation, expense management, and personnel-related costs, while implementing automation and process improvements for profitability
  • Manage the team’s reward and recognition strategies, including appropriate and consistent compensation administration, year-end compensation planning, and implementing other general employee recognition activities
  • Drive an inclusive culture that facilitates employee success which includes a positive work

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in transportation, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Minimum of 5 years of people management
  • Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing strategic initiatives that drive business growth and operational efficiency
  • Ability to travel up to 40%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Intermodal
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Strong negotiation skills with experience managing contracts with intermodal carriers and vendors
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and motivational skills to inspire high-performing teams
  • Analytical mindset with proficiency in using data for decision-making and performance improvements
  • Deep understanding of intermodal transportation operations, industry trends, and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to build strong relationships across all levels of the organization and influence change through communication
  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment, fostering positive results in a large, dispersed organization
  • Strong strategic orientation, critical thinking, and project management skills to evaluate impacts and execute plans effectively

Questioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we’re building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams. We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran


Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Enhanced Fertility benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)

  • Dental and Vision

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Paid and floating holidays

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community

  • Charitable Giving Match Program

  • 401(k) with 6% company matching

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTUREpage.

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?

C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $22 billion in freight under management and 19 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms and rank in the FORTUNE 200. We’ve been an innovator in logistics for over 100 years. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for more than 90,000 customers and 450,000 contract carriers on our platform. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses.

As a responsible global citizen, we contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to us and our people. FORTUNE has named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2024, showcasing our position as a leader in our industry. Our commitment to excellence is further affirmed by being named a Great Place to Work 2023-24 by the Great Place to Work Institute, one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity and one of America’s Greatest Workplaces in 2023 by Newsweek. Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world. For more information, visit us at www.chrobinson.com.

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