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Location Transportation Manager

Company: Livestock Nutrition Center LLC
Location: Cameron
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company OverviewLivestock Nutrition Center specializes in blending customized rations, supplements and premixes to meet the specific nutritional needs of Livestock Producer's operations. We understand that management, performance objectives and feeding practices can be vastly different between operations, and that these differences dictate specific nutritional or formulation requirements. Our experienced sales staff and nutritionist will work with the Producer to design a feeding program that is specific to their operation.Mission StatementOur Mission is to add value to the suppliers and end users in the feed ingredient supply chain through distribution, processing and service.---Guiding PrincipleOur focus is to provide customized feeding programs, nutritional products, and expert service to livestock producers that promote their long-term success and profitability.Position Summary:The Location Transportation Manager is responsible for the direct management and supervision of LNC location driver headcount, ensuring safe and timely movement of freight, load assignment and providing best in class customer service using the LNC Perfect Delivery Experience. This position will ensure LNC and its drivers are in compliance with company and DOT regulations. Position to monitor LNC personnel and external contacts to ensure the accurate planning, routing, monitoring, equipment maintenance, customer service and delivery of freight.Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain positive professional relationships with LNC drivers and safe, reliable Outside Carriers to ensure seamless new carrier set-up, minimize turnover and maximize ongoing productivity of LNC products.
  • Build and maintain constant and positive professional relationships with LNC Sales and Production teams.
  • Promote and execute the LNC Perfect Delivery Experience initiative to LNC drivers and 3rd party contract drivers. The Location Transportation Manager will train all drivers to ensure they have the skills and attitude to carry out this commitment to the customer.
  • Assign loads daily and plan, route, and monitor freight movement to provide safe, on-time service which meet customer requirements. This includes managing exceptions on that freight and driver ETA adjustments based on pick-up and delivery schedules, and other environmental factors on the road.
  • Monitor freight rates using the LNC freight calculator and other freight calculations. Communicate with other LNC team members to ensure correct freight rates are being applied to the freight being delivered.
  • Maintain the Company's safety culture to include daily driver safety messages, monthly driver safety briefings, quarterly driver training, annual reviews, and enforce company policies.
  • Ensure DOT compliance and company safety requirements are being met.
  • Work with drivers, customers, and company personnel to resolve service issues, routing and/or planning, mechanical problems, accessorial pay related issues, etc. as they occur throughout the day and, where necessary, when on call.
  • Manage LNC equipment including checking/inspecting equipment, replace parts (ex. mud flaps), complete repairs, etc. and coordinate with maintenance to ensure all regular preventative maintenance services are scheduled on time and all safety related mechanical issues are fixed for LNC equipment.
  • Perform administrative duties such as payroll, management of the Net-Revenue budget, driver counseling, accident reviews, filing and documenting, resolving pay issues, analyzing P&L statements, invoicing and/or creating operational or financial reports.
  • Manage inventory, assets, and assignment of drivers to balance equipment in market.
  • Conduct analysis of fleet operations and profitability. Make recommendations for continuous improvement, determine, and measure key performance indicators, and create, maintain and present customer specific reporting and financial analysis through face-to-face interactions at LNC location with Location Fulfillment Manager.
  • Conduct training and orientation of drivers and/or employees including the training and assistance with LNC personnel.
  • Fill in for absent or unavailable personnel. Assist with special projects related to optimizing fleet operations and achieving profitability.
  • Assist the Location Fulfillment Manager in hiring and coaching drivers. Minimum Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma/GED with 3-4 years of Transportation/Logistics experience and/or 1-2 years of supervisory experience.
    • Ability to work across multiple shifts including nights and/or weekends if needed.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience or 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry.
      • Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
      • Ability to assist in diagnosing maintenance issues with equipment.
      • Anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level.
      • Ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
      • Ability to adapt to changing environments.
      • Establish and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers.
      • Ability to meet or exceed team/driver needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner.
      • Effective communication skills.

Keywords: Livestock Nutrition Center LLC, Killeen , Location Transportation Manager, Professions , Cameron, Texas

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