Manager of Transportation Operations

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc - DFA - Modesto, CA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $66,000 - $86,000 a year
Manage the hauler relations and services throughout the Western Area. Serve as the primary business contact for haulers in the Western Area.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the primary contact with appropriate haulers in the assigned geographic area
Negotiate rates and service with all contract haulers
Make recommendations to management for continuous improvements, efficiencies, and strategic changes to the transportation side of the business
Manage weight issues between plants and hauler tickets
Serve as lead for any new programs involving haulers, both contract and private
Provide support for dispatch and marketing and provide feedback to the department that is a result of field activities
Assist with conflicts resolution between haulers and plants or dispatch
Maintain files on each hauler. Follow up interactions with email or mail and document changes in hauler compensation
Create presentations for hauler meetings, member meetings, and leadership meetings
Create articles for newsletters/reports if needed
Promote a positive image of DFA
The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in dairy/food science, agribusiness, agricultural marketing, agricultural economics, logistics or other related field preferred
1 to 3 years of related experience in dairy/ag transportation or logistics management
Certification and/or License - Valid driver's license with no significant restrictions or violations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be able to travel up to one week per month
Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Able to communicate with various levels of personnel to ensure customers' needs and requirements are met
Able to interact positively and work effectively with others (interpersonal skills)
Able to project a professional image
Skilled in problem solving
Must be self-motivated and able to work with little direct supervision
Knowledge of and skill with Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems, specifically Excel and Word