Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company, providing less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, intermodal and pool distribution services across the United States and in Canada. We are a highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues in excess of $1B annually. As an industry leader, we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.
Position: Terminal Manager
Forward Air, Inc. is seeking a capable and career-oriented Terminal Manager to lead our fast-paced shipping/dock operation. The ideal candidate will supervise and coordinate all activities of dockworkers and other support personnel. He/she will provide planning for, direction to, and will control available resources associated with the timely, damage-free, and safe loading/unloading of freight on assigned shifts. In addition, he/she will provide dockworker training, performance feed-back, and provide disciplinary recommendations when necessary.
Core Responsibilities & Duties:
Ensure all work is performed according to Forward Air approved procedures, standards, and specifications for dock operations
Guarantee audit compliance within all areas of the operation
Review terminal operating reports and adjust labor schedules for increased efficiencies
Create onboarding strategies for hiring, training and overall employee retention
Focus on employee development: organic growth through cross-training
Ensure accurate daily asset reporting: Trailers, Forklifts, TAP Scanners, Load Bars and Containers
Manage and react to day-to-day operational requirements in a professional and timely manner
Directly supervise all activities of dockworkers and support personnel engaged in loading and unloading trucks and trailers
Assign job tasks to workers according to unloading and loading schedules
Ensure appropriate load plans and proper load balance to ensure safe vehicle operation
Coordinate work assignments, monitor performance, and provide training on relevant job duties
Provide a clean, safe working environment for all personnel and visiting customers
Foster safe handling, loading, unloading, and storage of Hazardous Materials as provided by the Department of Transportation
Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds
Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds
Other duties as assigned
Strong team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment
Ability to drive performance of direct reports and lead a team in a lean manufacturing environment
Understand P&L statements and analyze areas for production improvement.
Must be willing to work various shifts and days per week.
International/Import experience is a plus
Minimum 3 years management experience
Transportation experience preferred
Demonstrated operational management experience of minimum 15 person unit or larger required
Knowledge of proper freight handling techniques
Knowledge of Hazardous Materials handling
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of operations
Must be flexible to work weekends and nights
Forklift and general freight handling experience
Ideal candidate will possess a can do attitude with a will do work ethic
Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment
General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.