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Manager Trainee

Company: JB Hunt
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title:Manager TraineeDepartment:Supply ChainCountry:United States of AmericaState/Province:IowaCity:West Des MoinesFull/Part Time:Full timeJob Summary:Under general supervision, this position is responsible for learning the management of small driver count and/or non-traditional shifts (including nights and weekends), ensuring safe and timely service movement of freight, load assignment and providing best in class customer service. This position will be trained to ensure compliance with DOT regulations. They are responsible for all drivers compliance and company regulations while working with internal and external contacts to ensure the accurate planning, routing, monitoring, and delivery of freight and loads.Job Description:Final Mile Services specializes in professional and cost effective final mile deliveries throughout the United States. With over 100 distribution centers nationwide and 1 million square feet of warehouse space, we are able to provide commercial, business to business and home delivery services. Our solutions range from jobs site deliveries for construction and remodeling projects to retail and home deliveries including appliances, furniture, mattresses and many other products. Our network is growing and we are flexible to fit every client's need.Schedule:

  • Must be willing to work days, nights, and/or weekends.
  • Shift and schedule will be determined based upon account need.Key Responsibilities:
    • Learn to build and maintain positive professional relationships with drivers and safe, reliable outside carriers to ensure seamless new carrier set-up, minimize turnover and maximize ongoing productivity.
      • Learn to assign loads and plan, route, and monitor freight movement to provide safe, on-time service and meet customer requirements, including managing freight exceptions and driver ETA adjustments based on pick-up and delivery schedules, and other environmental factors on the road.
        • Learn to 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 to ensure DOT compliance and company safety requirements are being met.
          • Learn to 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.
            • Learn to manage yard including checking/inspecting equipment, replacing parts (like mud flaps), completing repairs, etc., and coordinating with maintenance to ensure all regular preventative maintenance services are scheduled on time and all safety related mechanical issues are fixed for account equipment (as required).
              • Learn to 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.
                • Gain knowledge on how to manage inventory, assets, customer pools and/or assignment of drivers to balance equipment in market.
                  • Become proficient in maximizing efficiency of fleet operations and profitability and making recommendations for continuous improvement, measuring key performance indicators, and creating, maintaining and presenting customer specific reporting and financial analysis through face-to-face interactions at customer location.
                    • Learn to utilize personnel management including training and orientation of drivers and/or employees including the training and assistance with internal and third party (customer) systems.
                      • Fill in for absent or unavailable personnel and on special projects related to optimizing fleet operations and achieving profitability.Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:
                        • High School Diploma/GED with 3-4 years of Transportation/Logistics experience and/or 1-2 years of supervisory experience.Preferred Qualifications:
                          • Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience, OR 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry, OR Military Non-Commissioned Officer with at least 3 years of supervisory experience (i.e., minimum E-4).
                          • Ability to relocate within the region ( IA, IL, MI, MO, MN, NE, or WI).
                          • Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy
                          • 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
                          • Ability to recognize, anticipate, and resolve organizational, operational or process problem.Preference will be given to applicants that are willing to relocate.Education:Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Business Communications, GED (Required), High School (Required)Work Experience:Management-Entry Level, Transportation/LogisticsCertifications:Job Opening ID:00371633 Manager Trainee (Open)"This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions."

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