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.

• 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.

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
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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