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District Operations Manager in Detroit at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

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Job Description

Do you have experience with Six Sigma or another Process Improvement methodology? Have you worked in a 3PL environment in the just in time (JIT), or time sensitive freight industry before? Open to traveling to various assigned locations up to 75% weekly? If so, this could be a job for you!

Our Client is looking for a District Operations Manager in Detroit, MI. In this role, you will lead and direct the operational activities throughout the state of Georgia. Aggressively search for opportunities to improve operational execution and profitability. Must have a bachelor of Science degree in logistics or supply chain management and a minimum of 7-8 years' experience in a transportation/logistic industry in a leadership position with a mid to large fleet

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work at the direction of Senior Leadership to improve the execution of key quantifiable objectives such as EBITDA improvement, Service Targets, Cost Targets, Damage Improvement and Accident and Injury performance
  • Lead the team in performing operational analysis, process improvement, capacity planning and project management
  • Specific emphasis is placed upon the ability to generate, develop, and implement logistics-related cost-reduction projects for the company's logistics and warehouse operations
  • Uses knowledge of functional areas, organizational structure, and key business drivers to support company initiatives and long-term growth strategies, understanding individual and functional impact on the whole organization
  • Conducts field site visits and facility surveys to evaluate operations and to recommend changes and improvements
  • Analyzes proposed schedules, routes and rates, initiates preparation and distribution of proposed schedule changes
  • Reviews cost statements to locate excessive expenses, and develops plans, policies, and budgets to achieve maximum profitability
  • Selects and recommends personnel for development and provides direction in the training to support that development
  • Manages and ensures the department compliance with customer contracts and Federal, State and Local Regulations
  • Ensures the efficient usage of department technology including routing, transportation management, CXT, Xcelerater and Compass or Streets and Trips software
  • Provide timely and accurate dashboards including customer and corporate KPI (key performance indicators)
  • This position will be required to travel to various assigned locations up to 75% weekly, as determined by on-going business conditions