Manager of Fleet and Transportation

New York
New York
Manager of Fleet and Transportation

Location: Bronx Warehouse (Non-Remote Position)
The Manager of Fleet and Transportation is responsible for transport planning, fleet operations, drivers, and helpers. To succeed in this role, you should have a thorough knowledge of supply chain management and an understanding of warehouse procedures, including storing goods, dispatching orders, and tracking transportation vehicles. You need to be flexible to meet the demands of the operation. You should also be highly knowledgeable about safety processes and DOT regulations.

End date
Opportunity type
Warehouse / Supply Chain / Drivers
Job responsibilities

·Ensures Health and Safety, Environmental and Operator's License compliance, while delivering best in class customer service, measured against business KPIs for Safety, Service, and cost optimization.
·Provides creative, flexible, tenacious, diplomatic, and consistent leadership to develop the Transport team.
·Understands and leverages the company’s operating systems and communication devices, ensuring that all reporting staff are using the systems and devices correctly and in full, to the benefit of the operation.
·Focuses delivery on ‘balanced scorecard’ results and sustainable improvement through People and Financial resources, Customer Service and Business Processes.
·Oversees cost control and KPI performance, actively seeking to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, increasing margin while meeting budget as a minimum.
·Efficiently manages 3PL providers including, but not limited to, cost-effectiveness, control of expenditure, service excellence and purchase order management.
·Ensures appropriate MI is in place for optimal management of the driver fleet, consistently meeting customer and reporting requirements.
·Deploys appropriate controls and procedures to manage all aspects of customer service and communication effectively and efficiently.
·Champions a 'customer first’ approach. Understands and appreciates customer requirements and quality standards. Engages with internal and external customers to meet and exceed customer expectations.
·Is the escalation point and authority for commercial vehicle and other vehicle maintenance and transport compliance.
·Maintains an excellent working knowledge of and works proactively and in accordance with, all current and anticipated legislative requirements and best practices relevant to the transport industry.
·Ensures that all aspects of Health & Safety are adhered to, including H&S induction and training, operating procedures, near-miss reporting and emergency procedures.
· Understands and meets the company’s Operating License obligations ensuring that appropriate controls and procedures are rigorously enforced.
·Oversees vehicle management, including liaison with fleet, safe vehicle operations, wheel security, monitors vehicle gross weights.
·Plans driver resource strategically, tactically, and operationally to utilize fleet to its maximum capacity, fully utilizing software and hardware platforms.
· Works closely with the warehouse team and other key stakeholders to ensure that all logistics solutions are fully integrated and designed to improve customer service.
·Consistently promotes and adheres to organization policy, procedure, and legislation, including but not limited to, that relating to health and safety.

Application qualifications

·Minimum of 5 years - proven work experience as a Logistics Manager, Transportation Manager, Shipping Manager, or similar role
·Solid knowledge of supply chain management
·Experience preparing and tracking orders using TMS software, like TWM or Roadnet
·Excellent organizational skills
·Customer, people and results-centric; Works logically and systematically to solve problems, make decisions and think laterally and flexibly with the ability to manage sustainable change.
·IT literate and able to leverage software and hardware platforms to advantage
·Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team, as well as manage people; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
·Maintains a positive attitude to continued learning and growth.
·Ability to coach, develop, supervise, and train staff
·Problem-solving abilities
·BSc in Supply Chain, Logistics, business, or relevant field


Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

How to apply

Thank you for your interest! Please kindly submit your cover letter including your salary requirements, and your most updated resume to [email protected] for consideration.

About the organization

For almost 40 years, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 61 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $110 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC).