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Freight Manager

Company: Advanced Drainage Systems
Location: Olympia
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the second largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers. We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at www.adspipe.com. Responsibilities

The Freight Manager is responsible for effectively managing all operations within the freight department. This includes order management, customer service, payload efficiencies, equipment maintenance and driver management and administration, including hiring decisions and driver qualification. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to the Plant Manager
  • Manage operations to meet or exceed budget targets
  • Provide excellent customer service; meet or exceed expectations daily
  • Maintain proper communication with customers and CSR's
  • Manage fleet maintenance, repairs and safety inspections
  • Effectively schedule and plan loads to ensure maximum payload efficiencies
  • Manage driver administration (selection, hiring, training, performance evaluations and discipline)
  • Conduct accident investigations with Plant Manager
  • Conduct and facilitate quarterly and monthly freight safety meetings
  • Ensure compliance with company and Plant policies
  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs Job Skills: This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:
    • Strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skills
    • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal DOT regulations and freight issues
    • Understanding of the complexity of dispatching loads
    • Courteous/friendly/positive representation of ADS
    • Familiarity with all ADS products
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills Educational Requirements:
      • High School Diploma or equivalent
      • College degree preferred
      • Commercial Driver Training preferred
      • State and Federal DOT compliance training Preferred Experience:
        • Previous CDL holder and OTR experience
        • Previous customer service experience PI189645747

Keywords: Advanced Drainage Systems, Olympia , Freight Manager, Executive , Olympia, Washington

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