Job opening: Transportation Supervisor (New Orleans)

Position Summary

Responsible for routing trucks daily, reviewing activity, and generating reports. Supervise a team of professional drivers. Schedule fleet maintenance and maintain fleet records. Ensure fleet compliance with A.I.B., USDA, FDA, OSHA, and DOT regulations. Schedule donation pick-ups and adjust delivery/pick-up windows to ensure routes are maximized. Maintain accurate routing information and filing systems. Track transportation costs, mileage, and hours. Procure trucks as needed.

Responsibilities
• Maintain fleet and drivers in compliance with DOT regulations.
• Reviews, understands, and ensures compliance with all AIB, FDA, USDA, and other government requirements.
• Supervise a team of professional drivers (i.e., hiring, coaching, training, mentoring, evaluating, etc.).
• Maintain accurate records for all DOT, maintenance receipts, and Food Safety requirements.
• Respond to daily issues or questions from shippers, customers, and carriers.
• Coordinate inbound/outbound product shipments for donations, deliveries, and transfers.
• Validate that appointments are being made on all loads; confirm appointment times are met related to on-time performance.
• Improve and support transportation strategies; support metrics of all transportation-related activities.
• Facilitate fleet maintenance and repairs as needed for all departments. Review and approve all fuel, repair, and maintenance invoices.
• Maintain security and inventory of vehicle key boxes to include issuing keys to mechanics and ensuring that keys are returned to proper place.
• Comply with all SHFB policies and procedures.
• Maintain professional and courteous conduct.
• Perform other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logistics, business, or related field preferred.

Experience: 1-3 years of experience in supply chain, logistics, transportation coordination, and/or fleet maintenance. Working knowledge of DOT regulations. Fleet maintenance experience/knowledge of refrigerated trucks a plus. Supervisory skills required with a proven track record of developing people. Experience with truck routing/tracking software a plus, or other routing systems.

Skills and Capabilities:
• Advanced-level understanding of business processes within a distribution environment; consumer products industry knowledge is ideal.
• Must be comfortable working in a changing environment that includes prioritization, project assignments, deadlines, and transportation management systems.
• Intermediate-level skills using MS Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, and Outlook).
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
• Routing experience with the ability to maximize use of routing/tracking software.
• Must be able to work effectively within varying and dynamic team and people structures.
• Exceptional customer service, time management, and multitasking skills.
• Ability to execute assigned tasks with limited instruction, provide task status, and ask for help when needed.
• Ability to interact and create partnerships across all functional areas and geographical locations.
• Ability to function as a true “self-starter” who can work independently and accommodate many customers.
• Ability to problem solve and communicate solutions in a timely fashion.
• Must be familiar with the company’s service area (i.e., parishes in south Louisiana).

Allowable Substitutions: Equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be substituted for experience.

How to Apply

1. Email resume and cover letter to jobs@secondharvest.org.
2. Type “Transportation Supervisor” as the only content in the subject line of your email.

Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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