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Driver Manager

Alpena, SD
Our client is a multi-faceted, family owned, organization with opportunities for individual and professional growth spanning multiple business units. Their diversification includes manufacturing and sales of animal feed, as well as, being a national logistics provider offering many services including trucking of refrigerated and dry goods, grains and feed ingredients. With over five decades of experience and a track record of sustained growth and profitability, they offer an exciting, innovative, fast-paced environment with ample opportunity for professional development and financial reward.

Driver Manager: 
The role of the Driver Manager is to provide front line leadership by acting as the liaison between drivers, dispatchers, customers and management.

Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure driver success through relationship building and effective and prompt communication.
  • Identify and communicate factors as they relate to freight movement.
  • Identify and communicate factors to aid in driver recruitment, on-boarding and retention.
  • Track driver availability, manage home time, time off or vacation requests and keep appropriate software updated and personnel informed to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Track, record and report drivers’ performance from dispatch to delivery to ensure on-time service.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure accuracy, profitability and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Maintain positive customer, driver and carrier relations.
  • Perform other duties assigned to meet the vision, fulfill the mission and abide by the values of the organization.
Experience: 
  • Associate Degree OR minimum 3-5+ years relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience in the Transportation, Supply Chain or Logistics profession including proven, verifiable, success in a supervisory or management role.
  • Must be fluent in transportation based technology, software and computer applications.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Products, TMW, TMT and Peoplenet preferred.
  • Demonstrate excellence as an empowering leader with strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Must be detail oriented, have a high degree of persistence, self-motivation, self-discipline and follow up skills.
  • Possess excellent decision making, problem solving, analytical, computer and mathematical skills for understanding transportation and logistics processes.
  • Ability to draw conclusions.
  • Possess strong communication and people skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team and with varying levels of team members and vendors on various projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects or tasks and quickly adjust to changes in required workload.
This position offers a competitive base salary, incentive and benefits.
 
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