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Area Transportation Mgr


Houston, TX, US

Company:  AmeriGas Propane, Inc.

When you work for AmeriGas, you become a part of something BIG! Founded in 1959, AmeriGas is the nation’s premiere propane company, serving over 2 million residential, commercial, industrial and motor fuel propane customers.  Together, our 8,500 dedicated professionals will deliver 1.5 billion gallons of propane from 1,400 distribution points across the United States.

Job Summary:

Manage regional transportation activities within company operating standards to maximize efficiencies in transportation and customers delivery operations. Regional dynamics include revenues of $8MM annually, 50-80 transport drivers, related assets and common carrier management. 

Key Characteristics:

• Strong Leadership skills
• Effective Communications
• Strong customer service
• Strategic Planning
• Conflict resolution

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Facilitate Safety Policies and Procedures, Accident/Incident Reporting, Randoms, and Restricted Work Cases.
•Manage and implement corrective action, coaching and training for direct reports and transport drivers consistent with Company Policies & Procedures, and Regulatory Compliance.
•Manage performance objectives for direct reports and transport drivers within regional responsibility, evaluations, merit distribution and approval.
•Responsible for regional profit & loss/financials to budget, facilitate and maintain third party customer sales.
•Build and implement an annual strategic business plan (transportation plan), optimize the inter company assets.
•Responsible for accuracy and promptness on data entry for AmeriGas fuel schedule, freight charges, and related trucking costs components on transport deliveries.
•Negotiate and approve carrier rates billing and special services
•Direct Reports of 40 to 80 in Organization

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Understanding strategic planning as well as specific operational components of surface transportation within a supply chain environment.
•Extensive knowledge of DOT Rules such as Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Hours of Service.
•Working knowledge of trucking economics including profit and loss statements
•Advanced skill in conflict resolution management, interpersonal skills that coincide with team and supply chain management environment
•Working knowledge of freight rate structures for pricing service
•Basic knowledge of Federal labor Laws which include EEO and ADA

Education and Experience Required:

•2 to 4 year degree in Business, Transportation and Logistics related field or equivalent experience
•3-5 years of regional transportation management or central dispatch operations experience
•3-5 years supervisory experience in the transportation or logistics field and/or propane logistics management

Working conditions:  20% travel

AmeriGas is a Drug Free Workplace.  Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check.  AmeriGas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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