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Transportation Manager-Foodservice & Retail

Company: Global Recruiters of Medina
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

--POSITION SUMMARY:Leads, empower and develop the Transportation team, including drivers in a Union environment. Safely and effectively manages its people, fleet, vendors, budget, and other resources in a customer-focused and cost-efficient manner to meet business requirements and support profitable growth. Identifies risks, issues, and opportunities and deploys innovative solutions and techniques to improve delivery.Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned.Recruit, interview, coach, and mentor Drivers and other direct reports to assure compliance with both regulatory and Company policy.Oversee service level commitments, maximizing routes and truck capacity to focus on expense reduction, customer satisfaction, and safety.Maintain driver qualification files: assure DOT compliance for record-keeping and address/mitigate issues.Monitor the CSA website to assure accuracy for Company reporting to Federal agencies.Oversee and review accident data and root cause information on drivers, assure any relevant discipline is delivered and recorded according to Company policy.Develop, implement, and comply with departmental budget: both annual and weekly: review areas of impact cost per case, and Fleet maintenance costs.Coordinate payroll, temporary agency workers, and equipment for Transportation.Develop strong relationships with other key departments including warehouse, sales, and executive leadership: effectively communicate delivery control issues in a timely manner.Direct procurement processes, including vendor contracts, and requisitions approval.Provide creative, flexible, tenacious, diplomatic, and consistent leadership to develop the Transportation team.Understand and leverage the company's operating systems and communication devices, ensuring that all reporting staff is using the systems and devices correctly and in full, to the benefit of the operation.Oversee cost control and KPI performance, actively seeking to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, increasing margin whilst meeting budget as a minimum.Champion a 'customer first' approach. Understands and appreciates customer requirements and quality standards. Engages with internal and external customers to meet and exceed customer expectations.Act as the escalation point and authority for commercial vehicle and other vehicle maintenance and transport compliance.Maintain an excellent working knowledge of, and works proactively and in accordance with, all current and anticipated legislative requirements and best practices relevant to the transportation industry.Ensure that all aspects of Health & Safety are adhered to, including H&S induction and training, operating procedures, near-miss reporting, and emergency procedures.Plan driver resource strategically, tactically, and operationally to utilize the fleet to its maximum capacity, fully utilizing software and hardware platforms.Ensure timely completion of all administrative processes.Work closely with the warehouse team and other key stakeholders to ensure that all logistics solutions are fully integrated and designed to improve customer service.Consistently promote and adhere to Company policy, procedure, and legislation, including but not limited to, that relating to health and safety.CompetenciesAbility to plan and develop routes and truck capacity for operational efficiency.Proficiency in truck routing software, Roadnet preferredProficient in equipment tracking.-- Samsara preferred.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Experience and expertise in DOT compliance and documentation.CDL A or B preferred.ELD experience a plus.----

Keywords: Global Recruiters of Medina, Philadelphia , Transportation Manager-Foodservice & Retail, Executive , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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