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Traffic Manager in Shorewood, IL at Bob's Discount Furniture

Date Posted: 5/2/2019

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Job Description

Traffic Manager

We are looking for an experienced, energetic, and knowledgeable individual to join our Distribution Center in Shorewood, IL as a Traffic Manager.  Primary responsibilities of the Traffic Manager include creating nightly dispatch schedules and managing a tractor trailer fleet of 19, responsible for moving up to 30 trailers per night throughout central mid-west area with time sensitive freight schedules.  Responsible for managing a fleet of 22 drivers, and handling high volume logistics associated with shipping experience and outbound transportation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish night and weekly distribution schedules
  • Direct drivers regarding completion of assignments on a nightly basis
  • Oversee fleet maintenance including in-house and outsourced repairs
  • Manage driver compliance and adherence to all DOT regulations and safety standards
  • Recruit, evaluate, and train commercial tractor trailer drivers
    • Responsible for maintenance of training logs
    • Responsible for maintenance of Driver Log books (HOS)
  • Continually evaluate what is needed for transportation to operate safely and economically, while overseeing yard maintenance to ensure safe operating conditions are maintained
  • Ensure in house repair facility operates properly
  • Manage day-to-day operations of outbound transportation while ensuring maximum efficiencies in cost and service while operating in a safe manner
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local transportation carriers to ensure DC service requirements and equipment needs are communicated and met
  • Manage/coordinate communication with drivers coming into facility
  • Assist in conducting annual associate reviews
  • Assist in the evaluation of new depot locations for serviceability

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience as a trucking terminal manager/dispatch – with own drivers, not 3rd party
  • Ability to work in a fast paced disruptive environment a must
  • Experience managing tractor trailer drivers with a variety of experience levels and backgrounds
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL A)
  • Proven experience with effective yard management
  • Knowledge of DOT rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of fleet maintenance and repairs
  • Working knowledge of the geographical areas of operation
  • Working knowledge of company procedures and applicable labor laws
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one time
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proven experience responding effectively with shipping statuses of loads

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of fleet maintenance and repairs

Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to reasonably accommodating qualified persons with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.