Senior Operations Manager

Looking for a great career? Penske Logistics is ranked among America's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine! Position Summary: Are you an energetic and team oriented leader focused on commitment to customers, dedication to excellence and innovation? Do you have a proven record of leadership excellence and a history of leading teams to consistently exceed established goals in dynamic operational environments? Do you have a proven ability to recruit, train, develop, communicate with and retain team members? Do you have a demonstrated ability to develop forward looking plans and turn those plans into successful execution? Do you have a proven ability to effectively manage financial resources?                                                 Penske Logistics is seeking a proven leader to join our team of transportation and logistics professionals with relevant experience and skills in food distribution with cold chain compliance. We are seeking a candidate to provide leadership for a large dedicated transportation and cross dock operation. Staffing consists of 2 domiciles, 129 drivers, and 60 dock and supervising personnel in a 24/7/365 operating environment supporting our customer's chain of convenience store/gas stations located along the East Coast of the United States. Major Responsibilities:   People. Lead the Penske Logistics Team: Ensure that all supervisors and associates are trained and competent and understand how their work relates to the customers' business objectives. Recruit, train, develop and retain quality associates. Establish and sustain effective, two-way communication that informs and motivates as well as recognizes excellence among team members.  Establish strong and effective relationships with the customer and supporting organizations. Operations. Lead the Penske Logistics Team to achieve operational excellence. Meet or exceed all customer key performance metrics and objectives.  Interact daily with our local customer to ensure we understand existing and emerging customer needs. Execute a process to track and record value delivered to the customer. Identify and seize profitable business opportunities for the customer and Penske. Lead team to identify operational improvements in areas such as route optimization, carrier selection, backhaul, trailer loading, inventory accuracy and warehouse operations. Lead effort to improve fleet/equipment utilization, maintenance availability and fuel efficiency. Collaborate with other Penske sites to share best practices, leverage resources/assets, etc. Finance. Lead the Penske Logistics Team to meet or exceed Business Plan. Develop and execute annual financial and operating plan. Lead the operation with integrity to meet or exceed the Business Plan targets. Identifies issues with the operating metrics and P&L and make required adjustments in timely manner. Ensure customer billings and associatepayroll are prepared timely and accurately, the payables and intercompany charges are valid and correct, and all other activities are accurately reflected in the P&L. Safety. Proactively lead the Penske Logistics Team to reduce accidents and injuries. Personally lead team safety program by example. Develop, execute and assess continuous improvement plan to reduce accident and injury frequency. Ensure each associate understands their individual role and responsibilities, as well as the group's role and responsibilitiesrequired to achieve and maintain a safe work place. Proactively identify and correct unsafe conditions, work processes, and behaviors. Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies and company policies and procedures. Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor Job Qualifications: -5+years related logistics and supply chain experiencerequired -At least 3 years managerial or supervisory experiencerequired -High School degree or equivalent preferred -Bachelor's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred -Proficiency with computers including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint required -Strong written/oral communication and organizational skills are required -Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job -Willingness to travel as necessary, work the requiredschedule, work at the specific locationrequired, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening required. Physical Requirements: -The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. -The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines. -While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg. -Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer. About Penske Logistics Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit to learn more.
Salary Range: $90K - $100K
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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