Transportation Supervisor

Transportation Supervisor

  • Full Time

Website The Greater Boston Food Bank

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.

Mandatory Education and Experience:

Class A or B CDL Driver’s license required, Class A license preferred.  
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.
Digital competency, including demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
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.

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.  

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