Salary Range:$100,000.00 - $125,000.00

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Position Responsibilities:
Reporting to the President of a $ 85 million regional truckload, dedicated and logistics firm with 290 tractors, 1000 trailers and 100,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space operating from 4 locations in Decatur, IL, Springfield, IL, Lafayette, IN, & St. Louis, MO. A business that began in 1986, which continues to be committed to providing the highest quality transportation services, with a leadership and staff that takes on a hands-on, proactive approach.

The General Manager-Lafayette is responsible for the day-to-day operations for a terminal consisting of 40 company trucks, 100 dry-van trailers, 12 tanker trailers, 4 bottom-hopper trailers, and an owner operator program consisting of 10 drivers. Responsible for $10-million-dollars in annual revenue and 6 direct reports. The goal is to develop and expand new dedicated opportunities and assume OTR operations from that terminal, which includes 70 company drivers and two additional dispatch managers. Develops and implements new strategies, services and tactical business plans and ensures the necessary resources are in place to fulfill customer’s need and contract obligations from an operations perspective. Must have an entrepreneurial mindset and possess the ability to effectively align with business groups to enable positive and stable business growth. Provides strong leadership to all functions of the business and builds a “service/customer oriented” culture. Reinforces throughout the entire organization, the desire and commitment to the highest levels of customer service and achieve a high level of cost efficiency. Communicates and demonstrates this commitment to all customers. Evaluates current operational procedures and processes. Establishes new procedures and implement improvements where required. Makes sure all new procedures are implemented and adhered to throughout the organization. Makes sure all Service Level Agreements and Performance Metrics (tractor utilization, revenue per week/per asset) are met or exceeded. Manage the selections, developments, motivations, & retention of the staff required to grow and develop the operational aspects of the transportation management business. Ensures Company Policies and procedures are supported throughout the corporate and field operations. Assists with both short- and long-term forecasting of operational resource requirements for transportation management. Conducts evaluations of current team and provide mentoring to his/her team.

Background Required:
  • Transportation operations (10 yrs)
  • Managed team
  • Minimum Fleet size of 100 trucks
  • Load-Planning (i.e., OTR rates, head-haul, back-haul)
  • Transportation management business strategy
  • Planning, organizational, analytical, and financial skills
  • Process improvement
  • Computer literate: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, GMail
  • Residence: Lafayette, IN (Relocation assistance provided)
Background Preferred (but not required):
  • P&L
  • Grew carrier into a larger entity
  • Dedicated contract carriage-DCC
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (i.e., safety, behavioral psychology, risk management)
Other Essential Abilities and Skills:
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Excellent communications (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Leadership
  • Customer service
  • Problem solving

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

Practice Leader: Andrew Keenan
Truckload & Dedicated

330.664.9400, ext.168

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