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Transportation Manager


Transportation Manager

The Transportation Manager effectively coordinates the logistic activities of Shenandoah Growers Inc (SGI). He/She manages and organizes the logistics network within SGI. The Transportation Manager will be responsible for meeting and exceeding customer and company expectations regarding on-time service. This position reports to the Vice-President of Logistics/Transportation.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates a team environment
  • Fosters a culture of service and quality
  • Meets the objectives as set forth by the site Vice President of Transportation/Logistics
  • Directs the daily activities of drivers, loaders, administrative and supervisory personnel
  • Monitors and is responsible for following and enforcing all company guidelines, safety measures, government orders, and departmental policies to include the accountability of all drivers, loaders, administrative and supervisory personnel in their direct line of the report
  • Coordinates delivery routes and driver routes
  • Schedules with the local vendor(s) all equipment maintenance
  • Ensures all product is loaded out to the proper destination for safe and on-time delivery
  • Develops important indicators that measure and show the effectiveness of the company’s transportation operations
  • Is accountable for transportation policies across appropriate units within the firm
  • Appoints competent transportation staff. This usually involves carrying out the interview, selection, training, and performance appraisal of every transportation personnel
  • Conducts necessary investigation(s) to determine the cause of problems like accidents (if any arises) and to set up safety measures to avoid recurrence of such issues
  • Develops and implement plans that will lead to an improvement in company profit
  • Implements management recommendations, like proposed fees and change in movement schedule
  • Maintains an open dialogue with other units’ managers to organize activities that will enhance the company’s general performance
  • Takes charge of investigations that examine customer complaints with regards to product delivery and other transportation-associated issues
  • Makes recommendations for the acquisition of new equipment or the replacement of old ones.
  • Adheres to all Safety and Food Safety policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the area of specialty
  • 3 years of managerial experience
  • 3-5 years of Logistics/Transportation/Distribution experience

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • 10 years of Logistics/Transportation/Distribution experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)