TRANSPORTATION MANAGER (PRIVATE FLEET)
The Red Fleet Transportation Manager is responsible for the on-time cost effective movement for all company owned transportation activates including select inbound raw materials from suppliers to plant , finished goods between plants and distribution centers, select customer direct ship and the return of damaged goods to plants and suppliers as needed.
The Red Fleet Transportation Manager will work closely all logistics management, sales and planning to execute deployment schedule for inbound and outbound transportation requirements on time, safely, while maximizing efficiency and effectiveness at the lowest possible cost.
The Red Fleet Transportation Manager is responsible for meeting service requirements within budget designing and executing the Red Fleet transportation strategic plan
Effectively measure and manage on-time cost effective movement for all company owned transportation activates including select inbound raw materials from suppliers to plant , finished goods between plants and distribution centers, select customer direct ship and the return of damaged goods to plants and suppliers as needed.
This position is responsible to ensure performance to plan against quantified objectives including cost, customer service, safety, asset utilization and productivity. Responsible for facilitating action plans required for successful execution of goals through standard key performance indicators, monthly operating reviews and to take timely corrective actions to ensure continuousimprovement in all transportation strategies and tactics.
Oversee the effective execution of an inbound and outbound transportation program that maximizes asset utilization and vehicle capacity through company owned and operated equipment while meeting service requirements between select suppliers, plants, distribution centers and select customers.
Ensure compliance to safety, regulatory, compliance, and DOT requirements for all company owned and operating vehicles and associated drivers relative to hours of service, clean driving record, legal load limits.
Develop and standardize specifications for company owned equipment in conjunction with market execution imperatives, procurement, safety, fleet and Transportation leadership that maximize legal load limits.
Benchmark best in class Transportation operations and launch innovative transportation initiatives to close performance gaps to maximize capacity and utilization of all transportation assets in order to reduce costs including continuous movements, stop off in transit, hot seating all equipment that is running equipment 20 hours per day and matching outbound finished goods and inbound raw material movements to minimize empty miles.
Meet budgeted cost and advice on capital requests related to transportation assets.
Ensure contingency policies/programs are in place with alternate service providers in order to ensure continuity of supply or address unexpected threats to supply chain fulfillment.
Evaluate, make business case and if needed deploy transportation management systems or enhancements that enhance on-time performance, visibility through event management, safety performance, and effective routing optimization enabling continuous movement and maximizing asset utilization for transportation network.
Work cross functionally to ensure efficient and effective execution of Operating Unit and Supply Chain priorities and ensure alignment with senior leadership strategies through consistent and timely communications. Consult with customers, warehouse sales center, planning, sales; production and suppliers in order to improve transportation performance, (e.g., direct ship, quality improvement).
Work experience running truck operations ( direct + indirect and strong P&L accountability) such as a current manager for a 3rd party carrier would be the profile to ensure success in this role.
People Management – Proven ability to lead, drive change, motivate employees, satisfy customers and manage company transportation fleet to achieve best in class execution. Requires strong communication skills, passion for hands on execution as well as influential leadership, and pursuit of excellence and the ability to act both strategically and tactically
Supply Chain: Knowledge of functional processes that make up the supply chain and the interrelationship between these processes. Ability to manage and execute strategies across the supply chain to reduce costs, improve safety and engagement and drive customer satisfaction.
Business Planning: Knowledge of specific supply chain capabilities, strategies and interdependencies to perform short and long-term business planning. Ability to incorporate strengths, weaknesses, external opportunities and threats into business plan strategies and execution tasks.
Information Systems: Knowledge and use of existing Information Systems (transportation management system, transportation load tendering, on time delivery etc) to generate data and scorecards. Ability to access, analyze and utilize information and propose system enhancements based on business needs.
Customer Focus: Making customers (external and internal) and their needs a primary focus of all actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships; creating and executing plans and solutions in collaboration with the customer.
Transportation management understands both inbound and outbound transportation management strategies, effectively managing two tiers of direct reports and technology enablers.
Four Year College degree strongly preferred.
Four Year college degree in Logistics Management, Engineering or Business preferred.
MBA or advanced degree a plus. Experience in the beverage/food or pharmaceutical industries strongly desired. Must have experience in large scale transportation operations including multiple tiers of employees. Experience managing in a collective bargaining agreement environment strongly preferred.