Senior Leader accountable for Transportation Operations of Simplot Private Fleet. Provides strategic direction and overall management of Transportation operations associated with asset utilization, acquisitions, equipment disposition, business development, labor relations, wage and incentive programs, diesel fuel purchasing strategies, state, local and federal regulatory compliance relating to Federal Motor Carrier Compliance, OSHA, Environmental and Safety Agencies. Develops transportation strategies for regional fleets residing in Idaho and Washington at 3 terminal locations. Directs activities for Transportation Safety, Security, Human Resources, IT, accounting, payroll, business management, purchasing departments and Fleet terminal operations. Establishes visionand direction for transportation operations as well as plant support to ensure North American Food Group strategic direction and execution of goals and objectives are achieved. Provides leadership in liaison efforts between external and internal customers relating to pricing, regulatory compliance, safety, capital purchases, diesel fuel strategies and business acquisitions. Represents Transportation at the executive level to industry members (ATA, ITA, National Private Truck Council) business partners(Heinz), internal supply chain departments, legal and risk management departments.Responsibilities • Represents the Company within trade groups and before government bodies on transportation issues. • Directs the acquisition, disposition, utilization and operation of highway rolling stock assets and employees. • Establishes relationships and conducts negotiations with transportation and distribution vendors in order to achieve the Company's strategic objectives for asset acquisitions and disposition. • Defines, plans, implements and monitors the strategic course of the department and related functional activity throughout transportation operations. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company and regulatory policies and programs. Responsible for hiring, training, planning, assigning employees and assets to maximize productivity. Appraises performance, rewards and disciplines employees, and addresses and resolves complaints and problems relating to all transportation operations. • Establishes operational policies, goals and functional practices for transportation activities including internal and external business and departments. • Manages and develops a team who supervise approx. 150 employees domiciled in different physical locations. Provides policy direction and functional guidance to internal and external transportation and distribution professionals.
• Five plus years related experience and/or training. • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the transportation industry. • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of financial processes. • Strong understanding and experience in managing both internal and external relationships. • At least 5 years senior management experience. • Knowledge of and ability to design, implement and evaluate compensation programs, policies and processes within an organization. • Knowledge of rights and obligations in the employee and employer relationship and ability to adhere to legal requirements when handling employee negotiations. • Understanding of state and federal guidelines and regulations along with best practices for truck, warehouse, and ocean freight including but not limited to sizes, weights, and measures. • Knowledge and understanding of governmental legislation and regulatory bodies affecting the organization. • Knowledge of the organization's industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. • Knowledge of regulations and standards regarding the occupational safety and health of personnel working within an organization; ability to apply relevant regulations and standards to daily work activities. • Knowledge of practices and procedures for procurement of materials, components, equipment and services.
The J.R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the nation, though at heart we’re as small as a single farmer. We pioneer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, research new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems, and strive to feed a growing global population. At Simplot, we’re in the business of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.