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Regional Transportation Manager

Company: Ashley Furniture
Location: Redlands
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Job Description:

Basic InformationJob Name:Regional Transportation ManagerFunctional Area:TransportationState:CaliforniaCity:RedlandsJob Type:SALARY - SALARYEmployment Type:REG - REGULAR FULL TIMEDescription and RequirementsHelp us help our customers realize their dreams of a beautiful home! -Join The #1 Furniture Company-Join The #1 Furniture BrandAshley Furniture Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world. Established in 1945, Ashley offers one of the industry's broadest product assortments to retail partners in 123 countries.Design, Build, Deliver:Using our internationally acclaimed in-house design team, we create the look without paying expensive design fees. Then, by adhering to some of the most efficient production standards in the world, we are able to maximize productivity and minimize waste, generating additional savings for you. Finally, all orders are filled from strategically located regional warehouses and are serviced by our own fleet of trucks, the largest in the industry.The Regional Transportation Manager will support Ashley Distribution (ADS) operations by leading Ashley Ambassadors (Over the Road, Regional and Local drivers) and office administrative staff in coordination with the Corporate ADS offices. This position will engage with Ambassadors in the assigned distribution center as well as the drivers working at remote drop yard locations within the region. The Regional Transportation Manager will lead and support ADS office operations, and interact with leadership team and staff of other departments within the Company as well as outside representative including customers and carriers. This position will assist in hiring and retaining drivers and staff and will create, participate and implement projects and improvements in coordination with fellow Regional Transportation Managers across the ADS network.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:* Manage driver performance as it relates to operational performance, safety scores, customer service, policy compliance, hours of service as well as general concerns and suggestions.* Conduct recurring driver meetings in coordination with driver needs and corporate initiatives; organize employee celebration events.* Conduct purpose-driven and pre-scheduled audits of outlying service centers; as needed investigate and make recommendations to resolve issues or business concerns.* Participate in the accident review process as requested to help identify areas of need, corrective actions and additional training.* Conduct initial and ongoing operations systems training for office personnel.* Maintain a professional and productive office environment.* Collaborate cross-functionally with Ashley Distribution (ADS) and Ashley Furniture (AFI) management to ensure process improvement measures are being reviewed, developed and implemented.* Visit customer, shipper and carrier locations as directed; provide recommendation for solutions for creating successful ongoing partnerships.* Maintain proper documentation as it relates to driver, vendor and customer performance.* Make employment decisions and/or recommendations on hiring, improvement plans, transfers, promotions, corrective actions, terminations, pay adjustments, etc.* Coordinate and manage the work of employees by directing members of the team to meet the area's goals. Audit regularly to ensure standard operating procedures are being adhered to.* Manage employee performance and assist employees in making improvements to their performance through coaching, mentoring and administering performance reviews. Recommend, plan and/or implement employee training and skill development activities.* Audit, maintain and ensure employee time-keeping and absentee records are accurate.* Communicate company and departmental issues and goals and facilitate employee growth and development through weekly team meetings, regular individual employee meetings, coaching, training, and company-offered learning opportunities.* Manage resources to optimize equipment, facilities, employees, methods and materials.JOB REQUIREMENTSEducation:* Bachelor degree in Business, Transportation or related field, or equivalent work experience, RequiredExperience:* 4 years' experience in Transportation/Management, RequiredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:* Knowledge of DOT Regulations* Knowledge of Fleet Operations* Knowledge of Routing & Dispatch Software* Effective time management and organizational skills* Excellent verbal and written communication skills* Effective interpersonal skills* Strong attention to detail* Effective time management and organizational skills* Work independently as well as in a team environment* Analytical and problem solving skills* Maintain confidentiality* Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement* Handle multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints* Proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, internet* Perform under strong demands in a fast-paced environment* Display empathy, understanding and patience with employees and external customers* Respond professionally in situations with difficult employee/vendor/customer issues or inquiriesWe are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific job requirements may be interested. Principals Only.

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