The primary purpose of this position is to supervise the administration of daily outbound shipments to customers and other distribution centers within the organization. Must ensure a safe and secure working environment and operate in a profitable manner.
+ Directs and supervises the work and productivity of local and over the road drivers and clerical associates within the transportation department.
+ Ensures all drivers and other transportation department associates are appropriately trained in job duties as well as safety and legal responsibilities.
+ Anticipates, analyzes and troubleshoots problems with deliveries to include rail operations and devises cost-effective and legal solutions; and acts to implement same.
+ Ensures logical load planning and load pairing daily
+ Schedules drivers for routes based on division devised methodology.
+ Conducts routine Safety and Driver Meetings.
+ Create an atmosphere in which upward communication is encouraged and motivate associates to achieve department goals and objectives
+ Ensure maintenance of driver qualification files.
+ Monitor and track company assets
+ Investigates all accidents, maintains an accident file, track causes and take appropriate preventative action.
+ Determine profitable loads that align with efficient routes
+ Sort through tenders daily, utilize TIPS system for tenders, align all tenders into driver’s schedules, map routes, shop for new lanes
+ Coordinate with local rail short line handlers
**# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status
+ High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
+ Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
+ Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is preferred
+ A minimum of four years transportation/delivery experience required.
+ One year of experience supervising and leading an hourly workforce is required.
+ Experience with cross dock operations is preferred
+ Experience with rail terminal operations is preferred
+ Ability to openly and effectively communicate with all associates
+ Ability to present recommendations to Senior Leadership to include local and Corporate Executive Staff
+ Completing tasks efficiently and effectively in a timely manner
+ Basic computer skills; intermediate MS Word, Excel and Outlook experience.
+ Must be able to use, or learn to use, all equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) i.e. Omnitrack and tools used to perform the job.
+ Must be able to perform all job functions safely.
+ Must be able to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for the position.
+ Must know/have ability to learn MSDS information regarding all material used within the scope of the work.
+ Understand and interpret DOT and other state and federal regulations.
+ Excellent communication skills, problem solving, multi-tasking, coaching experience in transportation preferred.
+ Safety training experience
JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO LIFT: 1. 1-10 lbs (Sedentary): O 2. 10-20 lbs (Light): O 3. 25-50 lbs (Medium): R 4. 50-100lbs (Heavy): R; Max 80 pounds 5. Over 100 lbs (Very Heavy): NeverJOB REQUIRES WORKER TO CARRY: 1. 1-10 lbs (Sedentary): O 2. 10-20 lbs (Light): O 3. 25-50 lbs (Medium): R 4.50-100 lbs (Heavy): R; Max 80 pounds 5. Over 100 lbs (Very Heavy): NeverJOB REQUIRES WORKER TO: 1. Push/pull: O; Item: Hand Truck, Dolly, Product, mouse 2. Climb/balance: O; Item: In/Out Trucks 3. Stoop/squat: O 4. Kneel/bend: O 5. Bend: O 6. Reach above shoulder: O 7. Grasp objects: F; Type: pens, paper, mouse, boxes, hand truck handle/control, dolly handle, and steering wheel 8. Manipulate objects: F; Paper files, spreadsheets, boxes of product, Hand truck/dolly gear shift 9. Twisting: O
**Primary Location:** Norwich-CT
**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job
**Job Function:** Logistics
**Job Level:** Manager
**Travel:** Yes, 10 % of the Time
About US Foods
Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.