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Manager, Fleet & Distribution in Waterford, CT!
What you will do:
The Manager of Fleet and Distribution is responsible for the full life cycle and inventory of trucks, trailers and forklifts from specification and sourcing to purchase or lease and sale. The Manager leads and monitors all fleet budgeting and expenses, maintenance programs and record retention for DOT and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) regulatory compliance. The Manager is responsible for preparing and/or monitoring regional scorecards measuring various metrics of vehicle utilization using SAP, Excel and GPS tools.
Manages fleet for region including: trucks, trailers, tube trailers, micro-bulk, crane trucks, and forklifts. Responsible for accurate reporting of leased, owned, and rental vehicles in accordance with Company Policy and Procedures. Works with and monitors vendors to ensure that the fleet is maintained in accordance with the established Standards of Condition and that all established policies and practices are properly followed. Coordinates with Branch and Plant Managers to ensure each vehicle is outfitted with the proper safety equipment.
Develops vehicle specification and conversion strategies. Liaisons with OE companies for warranty coverage and manages standards for vehicles, vehicle repairs, data collection, data reports, computer systems, and vehicle specifications.
Monitors and improves fleet/equipment utilization, expense reduction and fuel efficiency.
Contributes to equipment specification at time of lease start-up and renewal. Builds a strong working relationship with equipment vendors and provides vendor management oversight.
Provides tube trailer coordination to jobs sites, retest, fill log updates in CIS, Skybitz monitoring.
Prepares vehicle purchase spreadsheet, calculates capital expenditures s for fleet replacements, completes order forms bill of sale, and approves title transfers. Collects pre-sell forms, Asset retirement forms with finance, forklift lease paperwork, monthly meter readings and monthly mileage reports.
Influences distribution costs and maximizes service response through third party vendors, fleet Performance Management (PM) and 18 month repair history reports.
Monitors regional maintenance expense monitoring and tracking to include daily WFS approvals, review all repair orders monthly Comdata invoice review and publishing for approvals.
Drives continuous improvement in daily distribution operations. Champions distribution efficiency initiatives for the region including TRIPS and Logistic leveling.
Provides professional development to for the successful continued operation of the fleet. Provides training to managers, supervisors, and drivers for education.
Develops, refines, and manages standards for vehicles, vehicle repairs, data collection, data reports, computer systems, and vehicle specifications. Prepares monthly and weekly fleet reports tracking key productivity and utilization metrics. Reviews and analyzes reports tracking attainment to metrics including quarterly & annual goals for each site.
Administers regions SAP fleet management, registrations, EZ Pass, SmithSafe stickers, Comdata fuel cards, ITFA stickers, fleet insurance cards, new vehicle packages, Onboard Computing (OBC) User support.
Third party service provider selection and management. Accident claim, vendor selection, insurance compliance.
Other projects/initiatives as assigned.
What you will need:
Bachelor's degree preferred. In lieu of degree requirement, may accept an additional four years of related experience in addition to the three years of required minimum experience.
Minimum of three years of demonstrated increasing responsibility in fleet management, distribution or related experience. APICS Certification a plus.
Prior experience with spend management and expense controls.
Prior experience with industry CMV Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Practices.
Experience with SAP preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of distribution, supply chain and/or logistics best practices/techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of the following areas: compliance with applicable federal/state regulations, gases and related hard goods, DOT regulations, truck and trailer loading limits, cylinder markings, test dates, pressure ratings, ICC markings, placarding, hazardous material classifications, DOT driver qualifications and record keeping, vehicle purchasing and maintenance requirements, accident reporting, and safety and compliance.
Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations; demonstrated ability to balance customer service and cost of service issues; demonstrates tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers and with handling proprietary information.
Excellent leadership and motivational skills. Ability to lead associates who do not directly report to the position. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other professionals/managers.
Strong project management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others and to create cross-functional alignment.
Must possess excellent communication skills to effectively present and discuss information and respond to questions.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and Google.
Ability to travel 25% of the time with overnight travel.
Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position's responsibilities.
We take care of you:
Airgas offers a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and much more!
Who we are:
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.
Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than one million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access telesales channel. As an Air Liquide company, the world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry-leading technology and innovations.
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What do our Team Members have to say about being part of the team?
"Great place to work with great growth potential" - Director, Atlanta
"Opportunity to advance and a great safety program" - Driver, Cheshire
"Fun people to work with and flexible management" - Sales Specialist
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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