Position is based in Downey, CA with limited travel to Commerce, Phoenix, AZ 10%, and Las Vegas, NV 10%. Responsible for strategic planning of the Los Angeles market transportation group, with emphasis in staffing, trailer pools, and routing opportunities. In charge of standardization of delivery communication, training, safety, compliance, fleet management and is the central contact and coordination of Multi Depot Routing and Cross Systems Transfers in the LA market area. Coordinate with multiple Distribution Managers to understand operations and the financial impacts. Audit operations to ensure customer service standards are being met. Promote a positive teamwork environment between departments and among employees.
Job Responsibilities :
Support and reinforce programs to ensure safety of all personnel, equipment, and property to comply with OSHA, DOT, EPA and other government regulations. Provides training as appropriate.
Plan and coordinate work activities to transportation drivers and transportation coordinator and possibly other team members.
Ensure that employees receive proper training and skills development.
Provide direction for the loading of trucks and delivery of orders in conformance with best practices and procedural compliance for on time departures and deliveries.
Ability to motivate, supervise, counsel, and discipline subordinates.
Promote a positive teamwork environment between departments and among employees. Delegate and distribute assignments and decisions appropriately.
Create and enables a work environment in which employees are welcomed to share ideas while accepting ownership of the local culture that promotes teamwork and positive growth.
Proactively work on productivity improvement while minimizing facility expenses.
Review and drive behaviors based on company metrics and initiatives.
Transportation Supervisor(s), drivers and transportation coordinator.
Required Skills :
A thorough understanding of delivery, warehouse and traffic operations within a distribution setting (e.g., DOT, OSHA, HazMat, etc.).
PC proficient in Windows based software programs. Electronic Log tracking and Warehouse Management System (WMS) along with routing experience a plus.
Strong leadership, planning, organization, negotiation and customer relations skills are required
Ability to motivate team, manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and adapt to sudden changes in the work environment.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) required.
Exceptional follow-up and problem solving skills; ability to handle multiple tasks and effectively manage changing priorities.
Required Experience/Education :
5+ years of successful transportation and distribution supervisory/management experience.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements :
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to lift up to 100 lbs if necessary and able to certify on MHE.
Physical activities required of this job include, but are not limited to: climbing, crouching, grasping, hearing, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motions, standing, stooping, talking, and walking.
A portion of the incumbent's job responsibilities will require computer keyboard work that involves the continuous use of the fingers, hands, wrists, and sitting for frequent periods of time. The incumbent is required to talk, see and hear.
Normal warehouse and office working conditions. Equipment: telephone, personal computer, calculator, etc. Some exposure to weather elements us to open shipping/receiving dock area. Temperature maintenance monitored to increase air circulation in hot conditions and overhead heating unit for cold conditions.