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Distribution Center Transportation Area Supervisor

Location
Joliet, IL, United States

Posted on
May 12, 2022

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Position Purpose:

The Transportation Supervisor will lead an hourly team and influence the entire distribution team to complete the work required to run the distribution center in an efficient, safe and productive manner. Supervisor will be responsible for management of the team members under his/her supervision. Role is responsible for ensuring prompt, efficient and accurate handling of merchandise and development and implementation of team goals. Role is responsible for hiring, evaluation, development, discipline, and termination of hourly associates. Supervisor has management responsibility for 20 top to 30 hourly associates.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:

45% Managing Process: Executes transportation functions of the facility in according to budgetary cost goals, operating standards, and performance metrics. Manages dedicated fleet and one way carrier execution. Plans,executes store delivery routes. Partners with outbound operations to ensure load schedule is met. Responsible for yard management, customer service performance, including communication with stores. Analyzes service to store results, Voice of Customer results, and creates action plans to improve performance. Evaluates, analyzes current work methods to identify opportunities for efficiencies;partners with Operations Manager or AGM to drive solutions.

25% Coaching /Developing Associates: Guides associates in daily operations, and monitors to ensure productivity, safety, service and quality. Trains and provides feedback of hourly associates; performs regular evaluations of associates regarding job performance, and methods of performing job tasks. Resolves associate relations issues in assigned functional area. Responsible for hiring, compensation, discipline and termination of hourly associates in assigned department. Investigates operational errors to determine the cause and recommends corrective action where needed.

15% Drive Results: Manage execution of on time service to stores, trailer cube utilization and financial goals. Review daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly metric reporting, including financial analysis, to identify actions needs on negative trends; works to improve positive trends. Ensure transportation projects and pilots are on track with project timelines and results.

15% Business Planning: Coordinates and monitors transportation plan to ensure key performance metrics are consistent with business plan, including budget and on time delivery. Reviews reports and metrics to plan transportation needs. Additional Responsibilities: Other duties as assigned by Operations Manager, Assistant General Manager and General Manager.

Nature and Scope:

Reports to the Operations Manager

Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. Planning, monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required. This may include direct supervision of a shift or the coordination of multiple work groups. Makes recommendations concerning selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development.

Environmental Job Requirements:

Typically in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noise, and fumes which cause noticeable discomfort or a moderate risk of accident or illness.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Standard Minimum Qualifications:

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:

2 years

Physical Requirements:

Requires intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward.

Additional Qualifications:

Flexibility to work various shifts

Ability to relocate

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or related field

Supply Chain Experience

Experience with Warehouse Management Systems, Transportation Management Systems

3 years supervisory experience in a related field

Experience with managing a dedicated fleet.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

People Management: Assess skills and manage the work and productivity of others while coaching and developing talent

Financial Acumen: Utilize fundamental concepts of finance to assist with managing budgets, forecasting labor, and provide information to account for the financial impact of decision making.

Creative Thinking: Demonstrates originality and imagination in thinking while developing a solution to a problem.

Business Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents clearly and succinctly across a variety of communication settings and adjusts communication style to the audience.

Conflict Management: Views conflict as an opportunity to find common ground and gain cooperation from all parties. Reads situations quickly, actively listens, and settles disagreements and disputes equitably.

Operations Systems: Understands and uses systems and tools used for day to day operation of a facility. Navigates the various DC operations systems in order to retrieve data accurately and effectively.

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