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Senior Director of Operations

Location: Winter Haven
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Indian River Transport's vision is to be the best liquid food grade tank carrier in North America. Our mission is to provide our customers with outstanding customer service, delivering their products safely and on-time every day, all year round, while remaining in full compliance with food safety requirements and standards at all times.

The Senior Director of Operations administers, operates and develops the business to meet IRT and employee expectations as outlined in the company business, and marketing plans. The position is a healthy mix of strategy and operations, and leadership/development of the team. The Sr. Director has the responsibility for setting the direction and achieving key metrics for the business. This position requires superior business acumen, negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to implement new solutions and lean/continuous improvement programs. A key focus of this role will be to direct and coach department leaders to accomplish the goals of IRT along with ensuring embodiment of IRT's Purpose, Vision, and Values in their day-to-day activities.
Must have Over the Road Trucking Experience of at least 500 units and oversee 4-5 terminals

Reports to the COO of a privately-owned food grade tank carrier that provides transportation services throughout all of the United States as well as importing and exporting services between the US, Canada, and Mexico
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of 7 terminals with 600 tractors, and 1200 trailers
Maintain the fleet operations daily as well as help set and implement operational goals and objectives across the company
Work closely with the COO and help oversee and maintain P&L, annual budgeting, asset management and utilization, and over recruiting/retention practices
Builds customer relationships at the executive, regional and local levels to support retention of existing business and helping to expand service offering with existing customers.
Creates operational plans to increase revenue and existing output at current locations. Strategically adjusts activities, policies and practices to meet or exceed key performance metrics and customer satisfaction goals.
Provide accountability for monthly results vs. budget and KPI's

Bulk Transportation management (5 years)
P&L management
Asset Utilization (i.e. tractors, trailers, locations)
Driver Recruiting and retention
Dispatch and dispatch software (i.e. TMW, Great Plains)
Computer literate: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, & Outlook
Education; Bachelor's degree
Residence: Winter Haven, FL (relocation assistance provided)
Preferred (but Not Required)
Sales Management
Human Resources
Information technology
Motivates people
Innovative thinking
Other Essential Abilities and Skills
Leadership and professionalism
Excellent verbal and written communication
Managing a fast-paced environment
Salary to be determined based on experience

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)
The company complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by employing only U.S. citizens and non-citizens who are authorized to work in the United States.

Indian River Transport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression or any characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Indian River Transport complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: INDIAN RIVER TRANSPORT, Lakeland , Senior Director of Operations, Executive , Winter Haven, Florida

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