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Penske Operations Supervisor - Transportation Management in Kitchener, Ontario

Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible for all operational activity including order entry, expedite load planning, and load monitoring. Supervises salary associates, and is responsible for performance management. Actively involved in the hiring process as well as customer interactions.

Day shift position with the ability to support all shifts in a 24/5 operation.

Major Responsibilities:

• Lead team of salaried employees (includes: performance review, corrective action, and goal setting)

• Provide detailed instruction to various personnel via email and phone

• Act as first level escalation for customer inquires

• Assist in new customer implementations

• Prioritize time sensitive situations and ensure customer contingencies are executed flawlessly

• Work with team in scheduling expedites and providing excellent customer service

• Ensuring customer’s KPI’s are hit on a daily and weekly basis

• Track shipments and orders to ensure on time delivery is met to crossdocks and customer plants

• Ensure accurate and timely billing for services to the customer

• Handle rate negotiations with carriers on a spot rate basis

• Analyze process data and work on continuous improvements

• Identifying cost savings opportunities for the customer

• Ensuring all business needs are covered including when there are vacations, illness, etc.

• Other projects as assigned by the manager

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

• 2 - 5 years of experience in the logistics / supply chain industry

• Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

• Previous experience in a supervisory role

• JDA Transportation Management System experience preferred

• Must have strong attention to detail and effective communications skills

• Strong customer focus

• Must be skilled in Problem Solving / Process Improvement.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations

• Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required

• Must be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platforms

• Ability to lead and develop team of salaried associates

• Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers as well as Penske personnel

• Team player with flexibility in working different shifts

• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

• Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete a Penske employment application, submit to a reference verification (to include past employment and education) are required

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

About Penske Logistics

Headquartered in Reading, Pa., Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies throughout the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing, and international freight forwarding and carrier management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

Work Locations: 2481 Kingsway Dr Ste 100 Kitchener, ON N2C 1A6

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Kitchener

Zip: N2C 1A6

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 2012579

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