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Freight Manager

Company: Advanced Drainage Systems
Location: Olympia
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewAt 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 .ResponsibilitiesThe 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 environmentImmediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to the Plant ManagerManage operations to meet or exceed budget targetsProvide excellent customer service; meet or exceed expectations dailyMaintain proper communication with customers and CSR'sManage fleet maintenance, repairs and safety inspectionsEffectively schedule and plan loads to ensure maximum payload efficienciesManage driver administration (selection, hiring, training, performance evaluations and discipline)Conduct accident investigations with Plant ManagerConduct and facilitate quarterly and monthly freight safety meetingsEnsure compliance with company and Plant policiesMaintain and build job skills through company training programsJob Skills:This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:Strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skillsDemonstrated knowledge of state and federal DOT regulations and freight issuesUnderstanding of the complexity of dispatching loadsCourteous/friendly/positive representation of ADSFamiliarity with all ADS productsEffective written and oral communication skillsStrong organization and multi-tasking skillsEducational Requirements:High School Diploma or equivalentCollege degree preferredCommercial Driver Training preferredState and Federal DOT compliance trainingPreferred Experience:Previous CDL holder and OTR experiencePrevious customer service experiencePI186162092SDL2017

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

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