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Title: Transportation Supervisor
Richmond, VA, US, 23836
Company: Univar USA
Requisition ID: 9411
It starts with great chemistry.
Univar is more than a distribution company we're a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world's most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.
Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people people like you and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you're looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you've come to the right place.
Responsible for the activities involved in the efficient operation of transportation. Supervise truck drivers, administrative support personnel and fleet maintenance persons associated with the transportation function.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the daily safe, efficient, legal and economical operation of all transportation activities
Support sales efforts consistent with corporate and regulatory compliance, health, safety and environmental affairs
Implement and manage branch regulatory compliance program; CFR 49
Responsible for all branch transportation related maintenance/housekeeping of buildings, equipment and fleet
Assist with transportation budgets and operating plans in coordination with sales and branch management
Assist in salary planning for assigned personnel
Responsible for meeting customer delivery requirements in a cost effective manner.
Manage salary plan, personnel development, hiring, promoting and termination within the transportation/dispatch function
Properly manage the transportation function through UVX2000 System
Maintain/Keep current all truck licensing and permits
Answer shipping office phones, radio and may back-up other shipping and receiving clerks
Demonstrated skills required in previous job
Strong interpersonal skills in coaching and team building with all levels of people in the organization
Strong analytical skills with experience in use of performance metrics to drive continuous improvement.
Experience with transportation management system solutions.
High level of decision-making ability, balancing customers needs and company objectives
Strong organization skills with the ability to handle diverse and significant workload
Pro-actively removes barriers preventing employee from succeeding
Recognizes those who sacrifice for the good of the organization
Ability to communicate well with agencies and public having interest in our organization
Hold CDL with appropriate endorsements and be able to operate all transportation equipment (Preferred)
Understanding of UVX2000 (Preferred), PC skills and experience using MS Word and Excel
Understanding of the Univar USA business processes and procedure
Detail oriented with strong phone skills necessary for problem resolution & customer service
In-depth knowledge of chemical distribution facility operation
3-5 years experience in transportation or operations
Strong computer, verbal and written communications skills
Working knowledge of governmental requirements related to the chemical industry; i.e. OSHA, EPA, RCRA, DOT, etc. or demonstrated ability to attain such knowledge
The ability to read, write, count, understand and speak English
Experience shipping and receiving products using a computer inventory system
Some product knowledge, chemical industry background and/or chemistry classes a plus
Univar is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.
We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.