Router Operations Supervisor - Transportation - Auburn (Supply Chain/Logistics)

Penske Auburn , WA 98092

Posted 1 week ago

Description:

Are you an energetic and detail-oriented leader focused on commitment to customers, dedication to excellence and innovation?

Do you have a proven ability to supervise processes as well as activities and tasks?

Do you have a demonstrated ability to drive process improvement and lead change?

Penske Logistics is seeking a proven leader with relevant experience and skills to join our team of transportation and logistics professionals. We are seeking a candidate to supervise drivers at one of our locations.

Position Summary:

Provide operational leadership to individual contributors and hourly workforce to ensure the execution of daily tasks and activities including the scheduling of driver deliveries and managing the flow of customer orders. Supervises most processes directly including workforce and equipment scheduling. Previous routing experience in a dynamic, multi-stop delivery environment is a plus.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Manhattan WMS and Scientific Logistics (Sci-Log) routing software to develop routes and schedule customers while minimizing delivery mileage and distribution costs.

  • Develop alternatives and make recommendations to minimize operating costs.

  • Ensure the timely completion of route plans for local and remote markets, and work with the clerical staff to complete the warehouse pick labels to support the daily workload requirements.

  • Maintain and process, with help from the clerical staff multiple routes per day utilizing our Fleet Manager suite of apps.

  • Review daily driver suggestions to improve the routing and ensure the proper sequence within the standard routes and communicate back to the drivers for their input and suggestions.

People

  • Establish and sustain that performance standards are communicated that are specific and measurable

  • Interview hourly associates and provide recommendations for hire

  • Monitor attendance, productivity, and other performance standards and provide coaching and counseling to associates

  • Motivate and engage associates by focusing on team accomplishments and recognition

Operations

  • Evaluate and recommend changes in preferred work methods to increase productivity of dispatch operations. Assist in new associate training

  • Provide relief coverage for operational duties when associates utilize time-off or are absent from the shift

  • Have a thorough working knowledge of the site's operating systems in order to ensure operational compliance and correct exception resolution

  • Complete all necessary records and reports in a timely and accurate fashion

Finance

  • Ensure compliance with financial policies & procedures such as tracking MPG, returns, damages, etc.

  • Understand the relationship between decision-making and profitability

Safety

  • Ensure day-to-day management and associate activities are aligned with the location safety strategy

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies and company policies and procedures

Growth / Customer Experience

  • Understand the location-specific customer goals & objectives and work to meet and exceed these expectations daily

  • Ensure the customer knows that we are committed to helping them meet their objectives

  • Determine areas that could benefit from Continuous Improvement efforts

Fleet/Assets

  • Properly plan work assignments to ensure effective use of fleet equipment

  • Work with Penske Truck Leasing to ensure schedule of preventative maintenance is complete

  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • 2 - 4 years related functional experience

  • Experience with Manhattan WMS or Sci-Log is a plus, but not required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • Must have ability to work efficiently with time management and organizational skills

  • Strong written/oral communication skills and the ability to actively listen are required

  • Ability to manage through a problem and think and make decisions independently

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required

  • Must demonstrate ownership & responsibility to run the operation with a sense of urgency

  • DOT and dispatching experience preferred for dedicated contract carriage

  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, 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 www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

Work Locations: 6302 287TH ST Auburn, WA

Primary Location: United States-Washington-Auburn

Zip: 98001

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 1901632


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