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Transportation Manager

Company: MSI
Location: Orange
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Summary: MSI has plans to significantly increase the size of our private fleet. We are looking for a Corporate Transportation Manager that will use and monitor data to enhance performance and stabilize compliance with State and Federal requirements.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to complete the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage multi-site activities including performance, safety, compliance in accordance with MSI goals and DOT regulations
  • Manage a team with over 700 assets, 200 drivers, and over 35 locations across the US
  • Assist with vehicle procurement and equipment specifications; assist with innovative ideas for equipment types and modifications based on customer needs
  • Maintain, manage, and audit vendor relationships including Billing and Performance
  • Ensure all compliance measurements are met, provide reporting and guidance on ways to improve (CSA Score, Accidents, Injuries, Inspections, etc.)
  • Assist with Companywide hiring strategies to meet growth and limit turnover/ attrition
  • Create and Audit high-level reporting to aid in Department/ Company decision making
  • Create and implement process improvement documents or strategies
  • Provide effective feedback to local management to drive success
  • Maintain stock of all transportation devices (Geotabs & Drive Cams)
  • Experience managing Commercial Fleet Registration processes, IRP accounts, and IFTA account data and reconciliation.
  • Monitor all transportation activities to ensure FMCSA and DOT compliance for all Drivers and Vehicles (Hours of Service, GVWR, DQ Files, Medical & License Expirations, etc.).
  • Create quality reporting, analysis and audits to measure the success of implementations to aid in decision making.
  • Ensures and maintains asset maintenance records for PM compliance and timely fixes from vendors
  • Experience maintaining asset maintenance including Tractors, Flatbeds, Box Trucks, Dry Van Trailers
  • Experience leading remote or onsite transportation-related training sessions
  • Create SOP's to aid in high performance and process improvement
  • Ability to build, schedule, and consolidate product deliveries into truckloads through the use of strategic routing software (Descartes)
  • Monitors driver's activity throughout the day to ensure deliveries are completed, productivity and safety measures are achieved, and any and all issues are resolved before the end of the day.
  • Manages training for locations to effectively understand the process and need for updating MSI personnel with delivery details including changes, delays, delivery or pickup times/eta's, and special handling requests
  • Manages the necessary preventive maintenance and repair compliance for all MSI Assets
  • Serves as the catalyst for maintaining customer, drivers, warehouses, sales teams, and management satisfaction levels by meeting delivery expectations without compromising safety or productivity
  • Maintains and creates a safety-driven culture for all MSI vehicles and drivers through different internal investigations and meetings to determine root causes of any transportation accidents and to improve safety procedures
  • Manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as a liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Partners with warehouse personnel, sales personnel, and other internal or external supply chain partners to achieve optimal performance.
    Additionally the candidate must meet the following Education and/or Experience requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Bilingual -Spanish Preferred
    • Equivalent work experience preferred
    • Experience Managing CDL Drivers
    • Experience with Transportation software (Descartes, Geotab, Lytx)
    • Transportation Regulations (State & Federal)
    • Travel up to 40% of MSI locations
    • Managing and Working in Supply Chain Environment
    • Creating or Implement Safety Programs
    • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products
    • Strong project management skills: ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly
    • Strong analytical skills to process information and use it to reach conclusions and support recommendations
    • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills
      This role has the following physical demands:
      • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
      • The employee must occasionally lift, pull and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
        Benefits: MSI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
        • Referral, Holiday, and Annual Bonuses
        • Annual pay increases
        • Paid Time Off
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
        • Company-paid Short Term and Long Term disability;
        • Company-paid Life Insurance
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Traditional and Roth 401(k) plans with company matching contributions
        • Charitable donation matching programs
        • Free, company-sponsored 1-on-1 tutoring for children/dependents of MSI employees in grades k-12, including free tutoring for SAT and ACT tests.
          About MSI: Founded in 1975, MSI is a leading supplier of flooring, countertop, wall tile, and hardscaping products in North America. Headquartered in Orange, California, MSI also maintains over 30 state-of-the-art showroom and distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada. MSI's product line includes an extensive offering of quartz, porcelain, ceramic, LVT, natural stone and glass products imported from over 36 countries on six continents.
          Over the years, MSI has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including:
          • Top 5 fastest growing companies - OC Business Journal
          • Supplier Diversity Award - Home Depot
          • #1 Flooring Distributor multiple years in a row - Floor Covering Weekly
          • Top Workplaces Award winner multiple times - Top Workplaces
          • MSI Founder named the Entrepreneur of the Year - Ernst and Young
            MSI is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion and belonging for all employees. We provide a work environment that allows all employees to do their best work, free from all forms of discrimination. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military status, religion, disability status, or any other legally protected group.MSI provides reasonable accommodations for all employees and applicants.If you believe you require an accommodation, please speak with your recruiter or a member of our HR team.

Keywords: MSI, Orange , Transportation Manager, Executive , Orange, California

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