Dot Foods, Inc.

Director of Transportation

Job Locations CA-ON-Ingersoll
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Location: Ingersoll, ON

Department: Administration/Operations

Reports To: General Manager


YOUR ROLE: Directs and coordinates all transportation activities out of the Ingersoll, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta distribution centers. Responsible for developing and maintaining processes to accomplish company goals in the most cost effective and efficient manner



  • Addresses all vendor and customer (both internal and external) challenges.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and manages all personnel in Ingersoll related to managers, dispatch, and drivers.
  • Works with the HR Manager in safety opportunities, Workers’ Compensation, benefits, discipline, and quality training for all Dot Transportation Inc (DTI) employees.
  • Contains costs through effective routing of customer orders and management of inbound freight by the dispatching staff.
  • Maintains a safe working environment for all DTI employees, as well as compliance with all OSHA and DOT regulations.
  • Prepares and performs budget responsibilities for capital, target, operating and payroll budgets for the transportation area of the distribution center.
  • Focuses on the distribution center DTI service levels, miles per cwt, turnover, and safety frequency rate.
  • Leads continuous improvement efforts while applying lean thinking and tools to eliminate waste.



  • Supervise members of the DTI personnel in our Ingersoll & Calgary distribution centres
  • Applicants must be willing to travel 6-8 times per year to company meetings, trainings, and planning events. Must have ability to travel to the United States and travel independently as needed, without restriction by all modes of transportation, including car, plane, or train.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent Dot Foods experience.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills, experience in using Microsoft Office programs/ applications.
  • Experience and/or education with transportation management.



  • Master’s degree.
  • Familiarity with sales, truck and trailer maintenance, Human Resources, warehousing, and distribution.
  • Ability to motivate and work well with others.



Dot Foods Canada makes products more accessible and affordable to the food industry. We add efficiency to the supply chain and build strong partnerships with distributors, suppliers, and operators. Our company was created on a foundation of respect and dependability. People who are open to input, ask questions, embrace diversity, and seek innovative solutions thrive here. 



Dot Foods Canada is the Canadian subsidiary Dot Foods, Inc. ­— North America’s largest food redistributor. As a family-owned and -operated company since 1960, Dot Foods has created a strong family culture. We make everyone feel included and respected. In fact, we’ve never had a layoff in our company’s history. In addition to an inclusive working environment, we will provide you with:


  • Competitive compensation package, including bonuses for successful performance
  • Extensive benefits including medical, dental, RRSP and profit-sharing
  • Significant advancement opportunities


Safety: This position assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work locations, exercise and promotes safe behaviors and show unyielding support of programs, rules, and policies regarding safety.


Dot believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. Dot will not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or other basic classes protected by applicable federal or state law provided they are qualified for employment or for existing positions.



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