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Director Of Logistics - Fleet and Dispatch

Company: Bonnie Plants, Inc.
Location: Auburn
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Bonnie Plants is the leading producer in the United States of live vegetable and herb plants for home gardeners.------Bonnie was founded in 1918 on the principle of providing access for home gardeners to fresh vegetables.----What started as one small farm in Alabama - has grown to nearly $400 million in sales - with over 80 greenhouse growing operations in 40 states, and a direct sales force of over 700 who deliver plants fresh to stores every day.------Our mission today is simple, but we believe powerful:--To grow and deliver quality plants that enhance peoples' lives every day.--We're rapidly growing and evolving our company to better meet and exceed the needs of a new generation of growers.----It's an exciting time in the history of Bonnie.----We offer a dynamic environment with an opportunity for everyone to make their individual mark.----Right now, we're looking for uniquely qualified individuals to join our team and help us continue our mission.----Come grow with us.The Director of Logistics - Fleet & Dispatch will oversee, establish, maintain, and execute a coordinated fleet management and logistics/dispatch business plan for Bonnie Plants.--The primary responsibilities include increasing the company's safety focus, operational objectives, service requirements, and continuous improvement efforts.--Must possess the ability to successfully navigate through ambiguities, evaluation of alternatives, expansion mindset, automation, and superior communication to lead cross-functional departments through various logistics activities. --Duties/Responsibilities:Establish optimized Route and Shipping schedule for the movement of product throughout the supply chain.Evaluate--new--technology--or--solutions to improve--dispatching,--tracking and reporting of--assets within supply chain.Coordinate, schedule, and assign duties and responsibilities within functional area like budgeting, fleet maintenance, major repairs, etc.Ensure Corporate and Regions stay within monthly, quarterly & annual budgets.Provide feedback, direction, and guidance to management on fleet functional resources to ensure maximum delivery and customer service while optimizing cost.Develop company standards and monitor adherence to each program, directing--corporate,--region and station--fleet and dispatch--management as required.Develop recommendations / complete proposals with necessary documentation, data, and models for Fleet Capex--vs. Route--Subcontracting.Drive Fleet optimization within corporate and regional markets that include defining market requirements, monitoring utilization, and facilitating transfers/hiking as necessary.Partner with--Corporate and Regional--teams to create life cycle planning requirements to ensure optimal fleet to driver ratios are maintained based on seasonal business forecasts.Recommend and assist with financial modeling of Lease versus Buy decisions.Establish planned replacement cycles predicated on company safety, economic, and budgetary parameters.Plans, organizes, and directs field management in fleet operations including equipment procurement, maintenance, repair, and disposal.Ensure optimal utilization of company vehicles and equipment--through the use of--metrics and reports focused on goals and targets established through the planning process.Provides management with monthly reporting on achieving--dispatch,--logistics and fleet goals and objectives.Partner with core vendors to implement truck, hydraulic and forklift preventive maintenance and general repair programs.Ensure full use of telematics to automate the collection and recording of data that enables the monitoring of vehicle performance and driver behavior.Monitor the administration of company titles, registrations, permits, insurance cards, and state decals as well as all fuel and mileage taxes ensuring timely and accurate compliance.Preparing and delivering annual Performance Reviews for direct reports as required.Understanding and following company safety rules to foster and maintain a safe work environment.Assessment and support of existing personnel in achieving business goals and objectives.Required Skills/Abilities: Possess strong--verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate complicated problems in an efficient/effective mannerAbility to--successfully manage a team of associates to accomplish company goals and tasks.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships--with other personnel and management.Ability to multi-task and perform under moderate stress levels on a regular basis.Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft suite of applications. (Outlook, Word, Excel, PP)Familiarity with process improvements and change management methodologies.Strong supervisory skills and ability to lead others to achieve specific current and future goals of the company.Self-motivated and the ability to perform duties/responsibilities without constant supervision.Strong time management and organization skills are necessary.Experience in--directing physical inventory--counts,--auditing,--price negotiations--and--record keeping.Creative problem-solving mindset with and attention to detail and financial responsibility.Proven track record of success working with--Transportation Management System--or ERP systems.Ability to travel up to 50%.Education and Experience:--------------Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Transportation/Logistics/Dispatch Management--or related field,--preferably in the greenhouse related products or services.----------------Experience managing budgets within a matrix organization.----------------Full understanding of--Fleet Total Cost of Ownership and Lifecycle management.----------------10+ Years of demonstrated Transportation and Logistics experience with similar duties and responsibilities.----------------Demonstrated ability to improve processes that enhance safety and profitability.Preferred Qualifications:Dynamics NAV experience preferred.

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