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J.B. Hunt Transport Operations Management Trainee in Tuscumbia, Alabama

Job Opening ID:

00334842 Operations Management Trainee (Evergreen) (Open)

Job Title:

Operations Management Trainee

Department:

Supply Chain

Country:

United States of America

State/Province:

Georgia

City:

Marietta

Full/Part Time:

Full time

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for learning the management of small driver count and/or non-traditional shifts (including nights and weekends), ensuring safe and timely service movement of freight, load assignment and providing best in class customer service. This position will be trained to ensure compliance with DOT regulations. They are responsible for all drivers compliance and company regulations while working with internal and external contacts to ensure the accurate planning, routing, monitoring, and delivery of freight and loads

Job Description:

What does a Manager Trainee do?

As a manager trainee we will provide you with training and on the job experience so that in 3-6 months you will be ready to step into a full leadership role at a customer’s account. You will have the ability to make important decisions that have a direct impact on the business and will help you grow in your professional career. It won’t be easy and you will be challenged along the way, but we will be right there with you to offer guidance and support.

Here’s what your day will look like:

  • You will work with your customers to understand and deliver the customer value proposition that we promised our customers as you manage the execution of their transportation needs.

  • You will lead and retain a group of company drivers to fulfill the needs of the customer and maximize productivity

  • Understand and monitor compliance with safety and DOT regulations

  • Full management responsibility over all equipment assigned to your account.

  • Look for opportunities to increase the efficiency of the account. Example: If most of your equipment is empty on the way back to your account then it is not making money. You can look for opportunities with other transportation partners (internal and external) to fill the backhauls.

So, do you have what it takes?

  • Must be a self starter and self -driven

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Ability to build solid relationships with customers and drivers

  • Willingness to learn

  • Ability to relocate within the region. That means, after training you will run the day to day operations with your team at an assigned account within the region.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours during training. This isn’t a 8-5 job, you’re managing a business.

  • College degree OR 3 years of supervisory experience OR Military Non Commissioned Officer, minimum E4

What will you get in return, you ask?

  • Base salary and bonus potential after completion of the training program. Bonus is based on overall performance and profitability of the assigned account.

  • Experience working for the largest Dedicated Transportation provider. That’s not all. We are looking to double in size in the next 5 years. That means more opportunities for you.

  • Work for a large company, but still small enough to be on a first name basis with everyone

  • Develop your interpersonal skills and gain customer knowledge and industry experience. The learning never stops.

  • Growth and career advancement. After a year to a year and half, you could be managing a 3-5M account with the support of J.B. Hunt right behind you. You’ll have the freedom to manage, set direction and lead a team.

Minimum Qualification:

  • High School Diploma/GED with 3-4 years of Transportation/Logistics experience and/or 1-2 years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience or 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry

  • Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy

  • Anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level

  • Ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment

  • Ability to adapt to changing environments

  • Establish and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers

  • Ability to meet or exceed team/driver needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner

  • Effective communication skills

  • Ability to recognize, anticipate, and resolve organizational, operational or process problem.

  • Highly preferred for candidates to have the ability to relocate within the Southeast Region after the 3-6 month training program. After training you will run the day to day operations with your team at an assigned account, the account is determined after training. We consider the Southeast Region to be: VA, NC, SC, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL.

Responsibilities:

Become proficient in maximizing efficiency of fleet operations and profitability and making recommendations for continuous improvement, measuring key performance indicators, and creating, maintaining and presenting customer specific reporting and financial analysis through face-to-face interactions at customer location, Fill in for absent or unavailable personnel and on special projects related to optimizing fleet operations and achieving profitability, Gain knowledge on how to manage inventory, assets, customer pools and/or assignment of drivers to balance equipment in market, Learn to assign loads and plan, route, and monitor freight movement to provide safe, on-time service and meet customer requirements, including managing freight exceptions and driver ETA adjustments based on pick-up and delivery schedules, and other environmental factors on the road, Learn to build and maintain positive professional relationships with drivers and safe, reliable outside carriers to ensure seamless new carrier set-up, minimize turnover and maximize ongoing productivity, Learn to maintain the Company's safety culture to include daily driver safety messages, monthly driver safety briefings, quarterly driver training, annual reviews, and enforce company policies to ensure DOT compliance and company safety requirements are being met, Learn to manage yard including checking/inspecting equipment, replacing parts (like mud flaps), completing repairs, etc., and coordinating with maintenance to ensure all regular preventative maintenance services are scheduled on time and all safety related mechanical issues are fixed for account equipment (as required), Learn to perform administrative duties such as payroll, management of the Net-Revenue budget, driver counseling, accident reviews, filing and documenting, resolving pay issues, analyzing P&L statements, invoicing and/or creating operational or financial reports, Learn to utilize personnel management including training and orientation of drivers and/or employees including the training and assistance with internal and third party (customer) systems, Learn to work with drivers, customers, and company personnel to resolve service issues, routing and/or planning, mechanical problems, accessorial pay related issues, etc., as they occur throughout the day and, where necessary, when on call

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Business Communications, GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:

Management-Entry Level, Transportation/Logistics

Certifications:

“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.

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