Vice President of Logistics

Taylor, MI 48180

Posted: 07/12/2019 Job Number: 30150

Position: Vice President of Logistics – Reporting to Chief Operations Officer of a premier national fuel supply and distribution company.  They operate around the clock to meet the fuel and service needs of businesses, municipalities and government agencies in 26 states.  They also supply fuel to nearly 400 gasoline and convenience stores in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana.

They have a unique, entrepreneurial culture.  They work hard, love what they do, focus on customers and have fun in the process!  Their phenomenal growth is attributable to their people and that’ s why they are successful in recruiting top talent. As a team member, you’ ll receive the support of the entire team and be encouraged to learn and grow with them.

The Vice President of Logistics provides day-to-day “ hands-on” strategic direction, oversight and implementation for all company refined Transport, Tank wagon 3PL operations and logistics. Formulates policies, programs and procedures for our transportation systems including schedules, rates, routes, assignment of drivers and vehicles and other terminal operations.  Submits recommendations for development of and compliance with, transportation policies, procedures and programs.  Plans, directs and implements vehicle scheduling, allocation, dispatching, licensing, and communication functions in accordance with established policies and objectives to effect economical utilization of vehicle facilities.  Maximizes efficiencies while ensuring the cost, quality and delivery are met while managing the team and carrier performance. Overall responsibility for safety, logistics, DOT compliance, hiring, training, coaching and separation of drivers, logistics team and maintenance.

Work must be done right and quickly, while always focusing on accomplishing the goal and demanding the highest quality work from co-workers and subordinates. Job requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demands fast, but carefully thought-out results. Strong leadership and control of the work process from beginning to end is necessary.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

· Oversee the strategic and day to day direction of Logistics, Transport, 3PL (100+ employees)

· Ability to scale business a must

· Manage a fleet of over 100 company vehicles to maximize logistic efficiencies

· Responsible for the transportation department budget and cost control

· Responsibility for ensuring routes are scheduled properly and efficiently for over 1000+ clients

· Carries out supervisory responsibly in accordance with company policies and applicable laws

· Ensure that the transportation department is managed in the safest, most efficient and cost-effective method possible

· Ensures Safety is at the forefront of all actions and decisions and DOT Compliance standards are administered, monitored and enforced

· Collaborate with other managers and staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives

· Works directly with Maintenance Team and team to ensure trucks are in good working condition; able to work up bids for new company vehicles

· Responds to on-call issues/spills/accidents

· Understanding of all transportation systems current and future for the company and how to maximize use and return from each

· Strategically manage the network and identify key initiatives to drive year over year total cost improvements, using lean logistics principles and tools

· Utilize our routing and logistics program TMW/Smart Logix/FNN to route and run cost and utilization reports for the leadership team

· Negotiate with common carriers to establish backhauls at favorable rates; manage the coordination of the line-hauls to ensure timely uploading

· Complete monthly policy deployment, root cause analysis and countermeasure actions

· Assessment of equipment needs and completion of capital requests/business case to support oversight of employee-based driver pool management

· Garage operations management including oversight of maintenance operations, capital requirements, planning and administration, safety and cost management

· Focus on servicing customers in a target market, earning acceptable rate of return on sales, maintaining growth targets and profitability, as well as growing and developing a staff.

· Remain current on industry trends and provide strategic recommendations to management that keep the organization on the “ cutting edge”

· Travel up to 50%

 

Required Experience:

 

· 10+ years of experience in the transportation, trucking/maintenance industry and 5+ years managing a fleet of over 50 trucks in multiple regions of the US

· Building and managing a world class logistics team

· Familiar with a variety of transportation concepts, practices and procedures

· Experienced in fleet maintenance and safety, accident prevention, DOT compliance and audits

· Experience with overall direction, coordination and evaluation of department

· Proven track record of successfully managing a company-owned fleet with drivers in multiple states

· Possesses strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate company’ s visions and values

· Provide on-call support 24/7
  • Proficient computer skills

· Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

· College degree, Masters preferred

· Advanced analytical skills with the ability to apply mathematical operations to tasks such as frequency distributions, analysis of variance and correlation techniques

· Conceptual, strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

· Prior profit and loss responsibility preferred

· Independent, must be able to work with little direction or structure

· “ Drill Sergeant in a Bull Pen” mentality— able to work effectively with logistics team, drivers, mechanics, and sales team

· Strong work ethic; e.g. “ roll-up-your sleeves” leader

· Hands-on, customer driven focus

· Experience as fuel deliver driver/dispatcher and knowledge of railroad industry a plus

 

For more information on this position, contact Keith at 877-782-3334, Ext. 281

 

 

 

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