J.B. Hunt Transport Sr. Director Engineering & Technology in Lowell, Arkansas

Job Opening ID:

00270454 Sr. Director Engineering & Technology (Open)

Job Title:

Sr. Director Engineering & Technology


Engineering and Technology


United States of America





Full/Part Time:

Full time


Job Description Summary:

This position is responsible for leading a technology team to build/grow an online supply chain system and executing a digital transformation of J.B. Hunt. She/he will bring to the organization an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with deep industry experience of building and running an enterprise-wide, high-volume transactional online system with an outstanding user interface. This position will have significant visibility across the organization. The Director will easily transition from executive level conversations to customer engagements to detailed technology requirements and analysis.

Job Description:


  • Provide the primary interface with internal customers to ensure support and alignment with the business strategy. Supervise managers in Applications responsible for the development and support of the business.

  • Provide goal setting, mentoring, performance reviews, and counseling.

  • Provide support and enforcement of policy and procedures for the department and the organization.

  • Develop and work with other IT management to achieve strategic objectives of the IT department. Set, implement and monitor strategies for continuous improvement.

  • Develop and implement budgets and long-term staff plans. Ensure effective use of organizational resources. Develop and practice vendor relationship management to gain best pricing and support, to develop partnerships with each vendor.

  • Focus on execution excellence, with organization, project management and process engineering support of all areas of the organization.

  • Conduct monthly budget review meetings with the customer to provide status and set future direction. Conduct monthly steering committee meetings.

  • Participate in the development and management of the budget, and maintain controls to assure compliance with budgeted expenses, resources and staff projections.

  • Monitor, recommend, and oversee implementation of industry trends, direction and develop strategies to ensure the organization is achieving best practice. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES J.B. Hunt is investing $500 million over five years in technology and related areas.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises three to five managers and/or others with a total team of 40 to 60 employees in the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the department's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Bachelor of Science or equivalent required. Master’s degree preferred. Seven to 10 years related experience.


Company Overview:

Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.

Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.