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Employment Type:
Part time
Posted:
2/11/2020
Manager Trainee
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J.B. HUNT | Houston, TX
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Job Description

Job Opening ID:

00346319 Manager Trainee (Open)

Job Title:

Manager Trainee

Department:

Supply Chain

Country:

United States of America

State/Province:

Texas

City:

Houston

Full/Part Time:

Full time

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for learning the management of small driver count and/or non-traditional shifts (including nights and weekends), ensuring safe and timely service movement of freight, load assignment and providing best in class customer service. This position will be trained to ensure compliance with DOT regulations. They are responsible for all drivers compliance and company regulations while working with internal and external contacts to ensure the accurate planning, routing, monitoring, and delivery of freight and loads

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities: - Learn to build and maintain positive professional relationships with drivers and safe, reliable outside carriers to ensure seamless new carrier set-up, minimize turnover and maximize ongoing productivity. - Learn to assign loads and plan, route, and monitor freight movement to provide safe, on-time service and meet customer requirements, including managing freight exceptions and driver ETA adjustments based on pick-up and delivery schedules, and other environmental factors on the road. - Learn to maintain the Company's safety culture to include daily driver safety messages, monthly driver safety briefings, quarterly driver training, annual reviews, and enforce company policies to ensure DOT compliance and company safety requirements are being met. - Learn to work with drivers, customers, and company personnel to resolve service issues, routing and/or planning, mechanical problems, accessorial pay related issues, etc., as they occur throughout the day and, where necessary, when on call. - Learn to manage yard including checking/inspecting equipment, replacing parts (like mud flaps), completing repairs, etc., and coordinating with maintenance to ensure all regular preventative maintenance services are scheduled on time and all safety related mechanical issues are fixed for account equipment (as required). - Learn to perform administrative duties such as payroll, management of the Net-Revenue budget, driver counseling, accident reviews, filing and documenting, resolving pay issues, analyzing P&L statements, invoicing and/or creating operational or financial reports. - Gain knowledge on how to manage inventory, assets, customer pools and/or assignment of drivers to balance equipment in market. - Become proficient in maximizing efficiency of fleet operations and profitability and making recommendations for continuous improvement, measuring key performance indicators, and creating, maintaining and presenting customer specific reporting and financial analysis through face-to-face interactions at customer location. - Learn to utilize personnel management including training and orientation of drivers and/or employees including the training and assistance with internal and third party (customer) systems. - Fill in for absent or unavailable personnel and on special projects related to optimizing fleet operations and achieving profitability.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma/GED with 3-4 years of Transportation/Logistics experience and/or 1-2 years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualification: Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience or 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry

Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy

Anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level

Ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment

Ability to adapt to changing environments

Establish and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers

Ability to meet or exceed team/driver needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner

Effective communication skills

Ability to recognize, anticipate, and resolve organizational, operational or process problem.

Education:

Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Business Communications, GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:

Management-Entry Level, Transportation/Logistics

Certifications:

"This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions."

About J.B. HUNT

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT), incorporated on August 10, 1961, is a holding company. The Company provides a range of transportation services to customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Through its subsidiaries, the Company offers transportation of full-load freight, which it directly transports in multi-modal arrangements utilizing Company-owned revenue equipment and Company drivers, independent contractors, or third parties. JBHT also provides customized freight movement, revenue equipment, labor and systems services that are tailored to meet individual customers' requirements and involve long-term contracts. JBHT operates in four business segments: intermodal (JBI), dedicated contract services (DCS), full-load dry-van (JBT) and integrated capacity solutions (ICS). (Source: 10-K)