At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, "I can't live without them."
Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,500 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash's People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!
Location:6175 Technology Parkway - Midland, Georgia 31820
This role is responsible to direct, plan, lead, and analyze the outbound transportation for the assigned operating regions in coordination with overall Transportation initiatives. Maintains and ensures standardization for delivery operations, driver guidelines and productivity, and consistent processes. Provides continuous evaluation and optimization of the transportation fleet and maintenance requirements in the region. Partners with Fleet Safety to execute on fleet safety initiatives and overall DOT compliance.
This position can be located within approved states in the SpartanNash footprint (please see location details in job posting). Travel up to 40-50% will be required.
Here's what you'll do:
Maintain, develop, and implement regional company transportation safety, security, and risk management programs. Accountable for DOT compliance and accident investigation processes.
Develop strategies and tactics and improve efforts to assist customers and mitigate issues.
Adhere to and continually improve established customer service expectations and metrics while interacting with customers personally. Lead efforts to create enhanced routing that improves cube utilization and eliminate miles while supporting customer requirements.
Develop and maintain economical and efficient private fleet and purchased transportation services including the garage facilities.
Accountable for standardized methodology in preventative maintenance and parts or supplies programs.
Manage application functions that control outbound routing, driver monitoring and tracking systems, including payroll, productivity reporting, and other IT systems.
Maintain compliance to carrier's legal and operational requirements: DOT regulations, shipping documentation, weight agreements and carrier relationships.
Analyze fleet sizing and customer sourcing for area. Improve the utilization of the current assets and significantly impact the financial spend for required assets in the future.
Manage the assigned regional transportation fleet and oversee driver regulations to include DOT compliance, controlled freight, maintenance logs, accident review, drug testing, and fleet rental expense.
Maintain and build relationships with third party (outsourced) outbound transportation providers.
Responsible for vendor evaluation, contract negotiation, on-going performance, and business reviews.
Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals.
Develop and monitor department budget for transportation equipment, labor, benefits, workman's compensation, and supplies. Reviews equipment specifications and requirements for various business segments. Sets and tracks departmental performance standards, improving driver productivity, developing performance expectations, and metrics.
Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best Transportation practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance.
Mentor and develop transportation management to operate within the company financial and strategic objectives.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
Here's what you'll need:
Bachelor's Degree (Required) Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or other related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Masters Degree (Preferred)
Ten years plus of progressive transportation, logistics and fleet management with eight years prior management experience. Union experience preferred but not required)
Strong written and verbal communication.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational, prioritization, problem solving and analytical skills.
Practical experience with applications such as on-board systems such as OmniTracs, Transportation Management Systems (TMS) (Mcleod experience preferred but not required), Outbound Network Modeling Tools (UPS Technologies - Road Net, Manugistics), Vehicle Communication and Tracking Systems, and PC Miler / Traffic Systems.
Proficient in MS Office (i.e., Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
Must be able to travel (approximately 40-50%).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must frequently sit, walk and stand, use hands to handle, grasp, and twist objects, tools, or controls, and use both feet for repetitive movements as in operating foot controls. Must frequently walk, talk, crouch, kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and reach with the hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds with assistance as needed. While performing the duties of this position, employees are subject to a... For full info follow application link.
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