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General Manager - Logistics

San Bernardino, CA

Post Date: 08/02/2017 Job ID: 7769 Discipline: Supply Chain Industry: Distributor/Broker


Our client, a food & beverage warehousing and storage company in the San Bernardino, CA area is looking for a General Manager for their logistics division. This person will be responsible for managing the supply chain operation along with all supply chain personnel.

Your role with the Company

Manage Logistics Management and Transportation operations that are responsible for moving perishables, frozen, dry and liquid goods to our stores both regionally and across the USA using all modes of transportation

Ensure customer/vendor / carrier contract requirements are administered, enforced and maintained

Must manage budgets for all operations to include cost controls

Seek out innovative processes that utilize the talent of our people and create efficiency and world class customer service

Utilize information technology to determine trends, opportunities, savings and efficiency

Ensure all sites operates to the routines outlined in the site interaction matrix and standard operating procedures

Establish relationships both externally and internally that bring real value to the operations and those we serve

Provide leadership in product quality assurance relative to all aspects of transporting freight

Critically analyze the operations current transportation processes, comparing on-time KPI's for all store deliveries and non-store deliveries. Analyze and provide recommendations for improvement

Take an active leadership role in succession planning and staff retention

Communicate, administer and enforce state and company policies (i.e., accounting, operational, regulatory, and administrative)

Ensure all documentation and reports are processed in a timely manner and accurately

Ensure the carrier performance meets the customer expectations and all agreements

Negotiate terms and rates for shippers and carriers required to move cargo in the absence of carrier contracts or system

Will evaluate and measure employee performance and help develop their skills

Will provide optimum customer service and lead by example in all aspects of Manager job responsibilities

Will create a positive environment for employees to help maintain morale

Will participate in meetings and will be expected to work weekends, holidays, long hours when needed

Step in when necessary in the absence of key individuals in the logistics operations to keep operations running

On call 24/7 for emergencies, staffing concerns, etc.

Background Profile

Bachelor's in Business or related field

Knowledge of contracts

5 years' experience managing a transportation team, specializing in trucking operations & logistics, refrigerated , van, inter modal

5 years' experience working in an environment that utilizes 3rd party carriers

Experience with on-call response coverage including after-hours and weekends

Negotiating experience

Computer System Skills:

Experience working with a TMS (Transportation Management System), preferably Truck Mate, PC Miler, Fleetmatics, RoadNet.

Understanding of DOT regulations

Community Information

San Bernardino, CA Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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