Assistant Transportation Manager – MO Terminals

Dot Foods
Job Description
Location: Strafford, MO or St. Joseph, MO
Department: Transportation/DTI
Reports To: Sr. Transportation Manager Your Role: To provide assistance to the transportation manager in establishing and maintain Dot Transportation fleet performance in all areas of our business including recruiting, retention, operations, safety, budgeting, etc. Coordinates with dispatch for efficient and effective fleet resource utilization
 Recruit drivers by building relationships with local trucking schools and community organizations
 Manages to the terminal staffing plan by hiring qualified drivers and managing location turnover
 Conducts driver reviews
 Supports overall dispatch and traffic management goals
 Coordinates training for drivers based on individual performance within key areas
 Assists with budget preparation and execution
 Manages the on-board computer system and hours of service for all drivers
 Leads continuous improvement efforts while applying lean thinking and tools to eliminate waste
 
Role Specifics:
 Supervision – Assigned CDL A drivers
 Travel – Approx. 8-12 nights per month. Must have ability to travel independently as needed, without restriction by all modes of transportation, including car, plane, or train for training or meetings.
 On-call responsibilities We Need You To Have:
 Bachelor's degree or equivalent Dot Foods experience
 Strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Computer skills, experience in using Microsoft Office programs/ applications
 Ability to function in a multi-task environment We’d Like You To Have:
 Prior management experience
 Prior transportation experience
 Willingness to relocate
 Ability to influence desired behavior change with internal/external customers and vendors
 Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in one-on-one and group settings
 
What Can Dot Offer You? As a family-owned and -operated company since 1960, Dot Foods has created a strong family culture within the business. As a vital part of that family unit, we want to ensure you feel included and respected for any differing ideas. We appreciate those opinions and count on them to make us successful. In addition to an inclusive working environment, we will provide you with:
 A friendly working environment
 Highly competitive compensation and benefits package
 Significant advancement opportunities Safety: This position assume responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work locations, exercise and promotes safe behaviors and show unyielding support of programs, rules and policies regarding safety. EOE/AA Employer: Dot believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. Dot will not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or other basic classes protected by applicable federal or state law provided they are qualified for employment or for existing positions.
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