J.B. Hunt Transport Branch Leader - Flatbed in Chicago, Illinois
Job Opening ID:
00311689 Branch Leader - Flatbed (Open)
Branch Leader - Flatbed
United States of America
Job Description Summary:
The incumbent is responsible for directing the overall activities of an ICS Branch to serve customers in its target markets, foster top line revenue growth, earn an acceptable rate of return on sales, maintain growth targets and profitability, and develop and grow our employees. Works under general direction. Responsibilities: Initiate growth focused activities to realize and capture market potential. Foster positive customer and contract carrier relations to retain and grow current business. Ensure customers receive superior on-time service. Hire, train and develop staff to meet branch objectives in regards to customer satisfaction, sales, and operations. Responsible for budget and profit margins to meet and exceed branch and business unit goals for sales and profitability. Prepare annual, monthly, and weekly plans to ensure each employee understands their goals in relation to the strategic objectives of the branch and ICS. Generates leads to develop new business with major accounts to grow branch revenue and maintain margin goals. Network with internal sales and marketing staff to develop and grow business. Properly manage risk and maintain financial integrity in all business matters. Ensure compliance to all local, state and federal (DOT) laws and regulations. See that all compliance issues are planned, updated or resolved daily. Foster a work environment that promotes J.B. Hunt’s values for people, performance, and ethics. Moderate travel required. Position requires full time attendance.
What does it take to be considered?
• A degree and 3 years of relevant Flatbed 3PL/Brokerage/Transportation experience. OR
• 5 years of relevant Flatbed 3PL/Brokerage/Transportation experience.
• Leadership experience is preferred but not required.
• Must understand Budget and P&L management.
• Think strategic, but be willing to get your hands dirty.
• You must be able to travel and be on call 24/7.
So here is the job in a nutshell:
• Start your office by building your team. We encourage you to recruit experienced J.B. Hunt personnel to build your office around.
• Find customers for your office.
• Generate creative 3PL solutions to meet said customer’s supply chain needs.
• Leverage current assets, existing carrier relationships, or develop new carriers to deliver the solutions you crafted for your customers.
• Work with our existing sales force to develop addition business opportunities for your office.
• Continue to hire and train quality personnel and provide them a strategic vision for the future.
• Full P&L ownership. You set your goals to drive your future.
• GROW, GROW, GROW and strive for excellence daily.
Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.
Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.
“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”
Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.
These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.
Why J.B. Hunt?
We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.
What are we looking for?
We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.