The Sr. Operations Manager, Logistics is responsible for leading the logistics operations at five locations (Fargo, Warroad, Ripley, Roanoke, and Enfield). The Sr. Operations Manager, Logistics partners with Logistics Managers to ensure that all safety and compliance measures are being met by the Driver teams.
Provide thought leadership, coaching and mentorship to team members, to include drivers and truck garages; actively grow and develop the team to facilitate effective future succession.
Ensure drivers and driving processes (titles, licenses, fuel tax, compliance, disciplines, etc.) are managed in a consistent and safe manner; driver safety is the top priority.
In partnership with Human Resource leadership, actively plan for an anticipated significant number of upcoming driver retirements.
Develop and manage financials and departmental budget; perform capacity planning and make capital purchases (tractor/trailer purchases) accordingly.
Actively seek opportunities to reduce costs and/or increase efficiencies (organizational structure, route optimization, cross docking reductions, etc.)
Own and manage third party relationships.
Innovate product handling and packaging practices, including how we unload trucks.
Provide strategic leadership for the total enterprise (including beyond fenestration) related to cost savings and reductions.
Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor's or higher degree in business administration, supply chain or related field.
5+ years of relevant leadership experience preferred.
Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills required
Individual must possess demonstrated, strong communication skills, as well as the ability to work well in a dynamic team setting
Individual must be able to successfully delegate
Ability to effectively plan/organize and maintain a focus on continued cost consciousness is required