Greater New Orleans, LA area

Salary Range:$55,000.00 - $65,000.00

Position Id:

Position Responsibilities:
Reporting to the CFO of an open deck carrier that specializes in the transportation of flatbed and over-dimensional freight. With $10 million in revenue the company has 40 trucks, operating from 1 terminal. The newly started drayage division aspires to grow to over 20+ trucks by 2023.
The Drayage Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the drayage department. Ensure an efficient and effective schedule is developed for the safe and timely pickup and delivery of customer’s goods. Review driver settlements and act proactively. Assisting in the development and management of the operating budget. Ensure operations has developed a transportation plan for projects where necessary. Backs up employees in the event of absences and vacations. Provide input when requested on quotes, PROs, and manifests. Build and sustain level of trust with drivers. Build strong working relationships with cross functional departments. Enforce compliance of federal, state and company rules and regulations. Determine the staffing needs required and make recommendations for sourcing, outsourcing, and reducing workforce as needed. Develop and recommend product/service positioning, presentation, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share. Meet with key customers to assist sales representatives with maintaining relationships and negotiating and closing deals. Act as leader, coach and counselor for the terminal employees and non-company drivers. Analyze and control expenditures of operations to conform to budgetary/forecasting requirements.

Background Required:
  • Drayage Operations Management (5 years)
  • Knowledge of the Ports and Rail Yards in the New Orleans market
  • Supervision (dispatchers, customer service, drivers)
  • Established standard operating procedures & metrics
  • DOT & OSHA Regulations / Hours of Service Regulations
  • Knowledge of bills of lading, in gate/out gate, dock receipts, delivery orders, HazMat placarding
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Office Suite (Power Point, Word, Excel)
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Location: Greater New Orleans, LA area
Background Preferred (but not required):
  • Background in TMW / Mcleod related software
  • Financial (P & L, Forecasting, Budgets)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
Other Essential Abilities and Skills:
  • Collaborative
  • Team builder
  • Interpersonal and personnel development
  • Effective communication (oral and written)
  • Makes decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Conflict resolution

If you are interested in this opportunity but you’re not ready to apply, please email the Practice Leader provided below with your questions.

Managing Director: Larry Wainscott
Specialized Transportation

330.664.9400, ext.125

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