Are you an energetic and team-oriented leader focused on commitment to customers, dedication to excellence and innovation?
Do you have a proven record of leadership excellence and a history of leading teams to consistently exceed established goals in dynamic operational environments?
Do you have a proven ability to recruit, train, develop, communicate with and retain team members?
Do you have a demonstrated ability to develop forward looking plans and turn those plans into successful execution?
Do you have a proven ability to effectively manage financial resources?
Penske Logistics recently acquired Black Horse Carriers and together, we bring the best the transportation industry has to offer. We are seeking a proven leader with relevant experience and skills to join our team of transportation and logistics professionals. We are seeking a candidate to provide leadership and to ensure that customer requirements are achieved while meeting our goals and objectives
Lead teams in a dynamic operational environment, to consistently exceed established goals, demonstrate a commitment to customers and a dedication to excellence and innovation. Develop forward looking plans and turn those plans into successful execution. Effectively manage resources to achieve operational excellence and meet or exceed the site financial operating plan. Implement and maintain an incident free safety culture at the operation.
Establish and sustain that all supervisors and associates are trained and competent and understand how their work relates to the customers' business objectives
Establish and sustain that we recruit, hire, train, develop and retain quality associates.
Conduct effective driver training
Establish and sustain effective, two-way communication that informs and motivates as well as recognizes excellence among team members
Establish and sustain strong and effective relationships with associates, the customer, and supporting departments
Meet or exceed all customer key performance metrics and objectives
Interact daily with local customer to ensure existing and emerging customer needs are understood
Lead team to identify operational improvements in areas such as route optimization, carrier selection, backhauls, and trailer loading
Collaborate with other Penske sites to share best practices, leverage resources/assets, etc.
Scheduling of drivers and vehicles on customer accounts.
Maintain the resources of the Terminal, including but not limited to office supplies, vehicle fuel and utilities.
Develop and execute annual financial and operating plan
Lead the operation with integrity to meet or exceed the Business Plan targets
Identify issues with the operating metrics and P&L and make required adjustments in a timely manner
Ensure customer billings and associate payroll are prepared timely and accurately, the payables and intercompany charges are valid and correct, and all other activities are accurately reflected in the P&L.
Manage the profitability of the Terminal.
Lead a culture of safety through personal example
Develop, execute, and assess continuous improvement plan to reduce accident and injury frequency
Ensure each associate understands their individual role and responsibilities, as well as the group's role and responsibilities required to achieve and maintain a safe work place
Proactively identify and correct unsafe conditions, work processes, and behaviors
Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies, company policies and procedures
Coach through safety observations
Ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations, including but not limited to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and OSHA regulations.
Develop processes and controls to monitor the safe and efficient operation of the Terminal and its resources.
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and challenge the status quo
Execute a process to track and record value delivered to the customer
Identify and seize profitable business opportunities for the customer and Penske
Utilize available metrics to monitor and maximize customer efficiencies and achieve cost savings.
Meet with the customers and vendors on a timely basis.
Maintain relationships with the customers and vendors, including reviewing customer and vendor invoices for accuracy.
Lead effort to improve fleet/equipment utilization, maintenance availability and fuel efficiency
Contribute to equipment specification at time of start-up and renewal
Build a strong working relationship with local PTL district and other equipment vendors
Other projects and tasks as assigned
Document fuel reporting to the vehicle leasing companies and the Interstate vehicle state line crossings.
Manage the utilization of equipment at or away from the Terminal.
4 - 6 years related functional experience.
3 years managerial or supervisory experience with DOT regulated positions required
High School degree or equivalent required
Bachelor's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred
Proficiency with computers including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint required
Must have ability to connect and build rapport and relationships with associates and external customers at all levels
Must have ability to work efficiently with time management and organizational skills with follow-up and follow through
Ability to manage through a problem and think and make decisions independently
Demonstrated ability to develop and execute annual financial operating plan
Ability to drive process improvement and lead change
Must demonstrate ownership & responsibility for running the operation with a sense of urgency
Strong written/oral communication including the ability to present in front of others, and demonstrate active listening skills are required
Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening required.
-The physical and mental 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.
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Penske Logistics
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.
Work Locations :
455 Kehoe Blvd 455 Kehoe BlvdSuite 105
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Primary Location : United States-Illinois-Carol Stream
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