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Assistant Transportation Manager

Company: Jericho HR Group
Location: Covington
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a smooth operation of the Transportation Department and helps provide 24 hours coverage. Provide general supervision of all transportation operations managers and functional processes within the department. Primary responsibility is to maintain a properly staffed and trained department that supports the warehousing function by offering the highest levels of logistics support. This position involves the planning, directing, and coordination of all delivery and backhaul activities. Must keep product moving smoothly, accurately, and efficiently. Must drive key performance indicators for cost savings and maintain efficient utilization of manpower through proper scheduling and training in order to provide the highest levels of customer service at the store level. Direct and motivate Teammates. Coordinate the investigation of accidents or unsafe conditions through the company safety department. Be responsible for compliance and knowledge with Federal Department of Transportation regulations and other safety standards. Maintain fleet in a safe manner in accordance with company and governmental standards. Ensure that routing parameters offer the cost-effective solutions that will drive profitability. Manage and benchmark transportation aspects of profit and loss statement. Oversee all department re-bids and re-routes. Maintain effective and timely scheduling of Transportation Teammates and Management Staff. Facilitate communication within the management team and between the Teammates and management. Conduct scheduled performance reviews for all Management staff. Submit recommendations for salary adjustments. Provide training as needed to maintain an efficient and knowledgeable work force. Enforce general company policies and issuance of coaching/disciplinary documentation to teammates. All final written warnings and terminations will be presented and administered by this position with the approval of the General Manager and/or the Human Resources Manager. Assign accountability within staff to track and trend key performance indicators. Have knowledge of backhaul and transfer procedures. Establish and provide departmental coverage and leadership and maintain level of managerial professionalism at all times. Assist Senior Warehouse Manager with resolution of issues between warehousing and distribution. Qualifications: Have a bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred. Have 5 - 7 years of experience in all facets of outbound transportation, preferably in the food service industry. Understand mainframe computer software relating to record keeping. Preferred experience on AS 400 Mainframe, Excel, Microsoft Word, and Access programs; TRUCKS or similar programs. Be able to manage large numbers of staff with experience in hiring, training, motivating Teammates, and resolving employee relations issues. Be able to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and inter-company memos/outside correspondence. Have minimum of 4 years of accounting, planning, and analytical and/or reporting experience, in positions with increasing responsibility is preferred. Be able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures. Be able to understand financial statements and resulting cost implications. Possess ability to identify financial issues and provide cost effective solutions to such issues. Be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, vendors, and employees. Have strong analytical and communication skills with proven ability to work within the framework of the Team. Have knowledge of distribution systems to include order routing. Have an understanding of dispatch issues and procedures. Need foodservice experience; large transportation operations experience, shift is Tues-Sat

Keywords: Jericho HR Group, Covington , Assistant Transportation Manager, Executive , Covington, Kentucky

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