Assistant Transportation Manager

Company Details

Newrest

The Transportation Assistant Manager is responsible for overseeing the entire Transportation department in conjunction with the Transportation Manager. This individual fills in as the Transportation Manager and acts with the same authority under the direction of the Transportation Manager. This individual works closely with and through the Transportation Supervisors. This individual ensures that orders are completed in a timely and quality manner by our drivers. This is a complex, management position that relies heavily on getting things done through others and providing the oversight and direction for various areas within the department, including drivers, helpers, dispatch, and the fridge unit. This individual needs to be a self-starter and have a vision of what is required to take the department to the next level. This individual’s leadership will need to be expert with the ability to develop, train, and hold people accountable through clear expectations.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors in Operations, Logistics, Business Management, or related field strongly preferred
  • 5-10 years’ experience in inflight catering, airport hub environment, manufacturing, logistics, or food industry managing 100+ non-exempt level employees

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Strong leadership experience with experience in start-up or turnaround environments
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate with non-exempt to upper management levels
  • Strong understanding of logistics and fleet procedures
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles and operational processes
  • Good knowledge of HACCP & food safety standards
  • Aptitude in showing self-initiative and follow-through
  • Detail-oriented and ability to see high picture

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Supervisory and Management

  • Supervise and manage the work of all the employees in all areas of the department, including dispatch, drivers, helpers, supervisors, admin staff, and general workers.
  • Motivate and inspire team members to perform above expectations through proper recognition methods and programs.
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are followed per Newrest and client’s requirements
  • Communicate effectively with all crew members and team members
  • Hold team members accountable for all expectations

Operations/Logistics

  • Ensure compliance with all government regulatory agencies standards (example: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), etc.)
  • Investigate and complete incidents/accidents documentation
  • Observe service operations, ensure all ramp safety, AOA safety, security rules and regulations are followed, and report any violations
  • Provide solutions to problems that occur during the transportation, unloading, offloading, or any other process
  • Enforce safety processes and legal requirements for transportation and other processes
  • Organize regular audits on the runway and set up corrective action plans as appropriate
  • Perform maintenance on the fleets and follow up to ensure proper safety maintenance

Quality and Safety

  • Ensure that all processes conform to the customer and Newrest specifications
  • Comply at all times with good hygiene and manufacturing practices (e.g., hazard analysis and critical control points [HACCP], FIFO)
  • Carry out cleaning, washing, and sanitation of premises in accordance with cleaning plan
  • Investigate and complete incidents/accidents documentation
  • Enforce safety processes and legal requirements for transportation and other processes.
  • Organize regular audits on the runway and set up corrective action plans as appropriate.
  • Perform maintenance on the fleets and follow up to ensure proper safety maintenance.

Human Resources

  • Interview and determine the individuals to join your department
  • Approve time off requests and other leaves of absences
  • Perform performance reviews for all department team members
  • Approve all timecards and resolve timecard discrepancies
  • Mentor and coach team members and provide corrective actions as required
  • Regular and timely attendance is expected for the position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle or feel. The employee must also occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The temperature of the environment may fluctuate drastically from very cold to very warm temperatures. The noise level may range from moderate to very loud.

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