Transportation and Routing Supervisor

Transportation and Routing Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Boston

Website The Greater Boston Food Bank

GBFB Overview:  Through the compassion and commitment of our supporters, staff, partners and volunteers, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) takes a bold, innovative, and multi-pronged approach to achieve our mission to end hunger here. GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. We are committed to increasing our food distribution to provide three meals a day to every person in need in Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities. Our progress toward this goal is documented by town on our interactive map.

The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Through compassion and action, together we can create a hunger free Eastern Massachusetts.

GBFB Team Members will support the Mission to End Hunger Here. They will live our Team Member Values of Team Member Wellbeing, Teamwork, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Respect, Trust and Our Eastern Massachusetts Community. 

GBFB Core Competencies: GBFB Core Competencies summarize the capabilities that are important across all jobs and that we believe collectively contribute to GBFB’s overall success. We believe they support our mission and our values.  At the same time, the expected behaviors as they relate to Core Competencies may vary according to the specific job duties, requirements, and level within the organization.  Core Competences are usually interpersonal and strategic and are at the heart of how we do our work.

The GBFB Competency Framework focuses on six Core Competencies: 

Contributes to a High Performing Team
Builds a Shared Commitment
Empowers Others
Drives Continual Improvement
Communicates Collaboratively
Displays Authenticity and Transparency
Affirmative Action/EEO statement 

GBFB provides equal employment opportunities to all Team Members and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, handicap, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

No Team Member or applicant will be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following: (1) filing a complaint of employment discrimination; (2) assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; (3) opposing any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercising any other right protected by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

GBFB is considered an essential response organization in times of disaster.  As such, Team Members are expected to report to GBFB locations as required, after securing the safety of their families, and may be asked to perform duties that are critical (but outside of their regularly assigned duties) in times of disaster.  

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Company policy requires that all team members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and all new hires must be fully vaccinated by the time they start employment.  By checking acknowledging receipt of this job description, you are confirming that you can satisfy this express condition of employment.

Job Title:  Transportation Supervisor 

FLSA Classification: Exempt  

Reports to: Assistant Vice President of Warehousing and Logistics 

Position Summary:  The Transportation Supervisor is responsible for the safety of all transportation team members, fleet maintenance, and Department of Transportation compliance. The Transportation Supervisor leads all fleet training programs and supports the extended GBFB community, participates in fleet logistical strategic planning, tactic development & execution, budget & capital planning, and disaster planning & response.

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage transportation budget more than 1 million dollars including capital budget of 500K. 
Manage the transportation operation, meeting budget, while responding quickly and efficiently to community transportation needs – as planned, or as they occur.
Focus on operational processes and safety practices and follow a train-the-trainer model. Monitor to ensure compliance and continuous improvement, measure, and report results.
Participate in annual budget development and long-term thinking with capital expenditure planning and lead your team to budget attainment.
Develop, implement, and enforce procedures and policies which fully support safe operations. Adhere to GBFB practices, insurance regulations, and all local, state, and federal laws and ensure AIB standards are maintained.
Work closely with the GBFB’s vehicle partners to manage fleet safety and preventative maintenance programs.
Work with Distribution Services, Food Acquisition, and GBFB Agency partners support GBFB’s strategic objectives. Analyze costs, coordinate activities, measure & report, and support continuous improvement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to work in a team-oriented environment as a strong team leader demonstrating skills including coaching, mentoring, team building, collaboration, and conflict management.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Obtaining Serv Safe® certification is a requirement. HAACP experience is a plus.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills including conflict management, coaching, mentoring, team building, and collaboration.   
Excellent organizational skills, strong prioritization skills and irrefutable attention to detail.
Ability to operate and obtain certification for material handling equipment.
Knowledge of DOT, FMCSA, food safety, and other applicable rules and regulations.
CDL preferred, but not required.
Mandatory Education and Experience:

Associate degree or equivalent work experience.
5 years of professional experience supervising transportation operations in a Food Warehouse or Food Distribution Center environment 
At least two consistent years of related experience, demonstrating a commitment to providing quality customer service.
Experience in fleet maintenance and utilization of material handling equipment.
Experience in creating and managing budgets.
Must have knowledge and experiences with WMS & ERP systems and DOT regulations.
Genuine appreciation of GBFB’s mission and the ability to communicate it.
Must have current, valid driver’s license and be able to produce driving record from the Registry of Motor Vehicles and pass Pre-Employment background check and drug test.
Demonstrates the required digital competencies that result in the effective usage of the full range of digital technologies at GBFB.                                                                                                             
Physical Demands:

Lifting inventory throughout the day, with inventory weighing up to 100 pounds, with or without assistance
Ability to spend full workday sitting; working on computer; driving; standing.
Work Environment: 

Warehouse environment – working in ambient, cooler, and freezer zones for extended periods of time. 
Exposure to inclement weather.
Travel required when applicable or as directed. 
Onsite management position only.  

To apply for this job please visit