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Manager Trainee

Company: J.B. Hunt
Location: Edgerton
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title:

Manager Trainee

Department:

Supply Chain

Country:

United States of America

State/Province:

Kansas

City:

Edgerton

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:

Job Description:

Efficiency, sustainability & reliability all differentiate J.B. Hunt Intermodal. When it comes to reducing the carbon footprint and transportation costs, Intermodal leads the way. Since 1989, we have acquired over 86,000 containers and have become the largest intermodal provider in the United States, with the most extensive rail network in North America. Capacity matters!

Schedule:

  • Must be willing to work days, nights, and/or weekends.
  • There will be a rotating, block schedule after the training class is complete. This could include working days, nights, and/or weekends.
  • Shift and schedule will be determined based upon terminal need.

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 Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience or 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry.
  • Ability to relocate within the region. We are looking for applicants that are open to relocating to: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, and WI
  • 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 problems

Preference will be given to applicants that are willing to relocate for account needs, lateral moves, and/or promotional opportunities.

Education:

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

Work Experience:

Management-Entry Level, Transportation/Logistics

Certifications:

Job Opening ID:

00395114 Manager Trainee (Open)

"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."

Keywords: J.B. Hunt, Olathe , Manager Trainee, Other , Edgerton, Kansas

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