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SENIOR TRANSPORTATION / FLEET MANAGER

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Supply Chain/Logistics
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Location Address: 109 Northpark Blvd., Covington, LA 70433


Company Overview

POOLCORP is the leading business-to-business distributor of swimming pool and landscape supplies, equipment, and related outdoor living products.  Through our subsidiaries, SCP Distributors LLC, Superior Pool Products LLC, and Horizon Distributors Inc., we operate in more than 350 wholesale Sales Centers worldwide with nearly 3,500 employees serving the needs of customers by offering a wide array of products and value-added support.

 

Our Covington, LA headquarters provides exceptional support (i.e., IT, HR, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Purchasing, Sourcing, etc.) to each of our Sales Centers.  Our extraordinary company culture encompasses a high work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a community presence all within a family-oriented work atmosphere.  At POOLCORP, we strive to employ only the very best. 

 

Why POOLCORP? 

Because it’s a place where you can make an impact and grow!  At POOLCORP you’ll find a wealth of opportunities that support your individual and long-term career goals.  Our stable work environment is further enhanced by our generous compensation and benefits package.  Publicly traded since 1995, POOLCORP is a global organization with a long history of continuous success - clearly making it an industry leader – in so many ways!

 

So, end your job search here – at POOLCORP – Where Outdoor Living Comes to Life!

 

Job Summary

The Senior Transportation/Fleet Manager is responsible for the overall efficiency of the internal fleet.  The position has responsibility for total POOLCORP internal transportation expenses and seeks to minimize costs while optimizing utilization of all transportation assets.  Seeks to provide the most cost effective methods to bring products in and deliver products to customers.  Candidate will be a change agent using procedures, staff and third party solutions to bring the field service level up to expectations.   Possess leadership skills, the ability to build a team and become a vital asset to management team. Leads team and guides field employees engaged in fleet activities in over 350 locations.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Understands the business needs as they relate to fulfilling customer delivery expectations.
  • Works with locations to ensure customer needs are met with the best available service at a cost effective price.
  • Focuses on monitoring costs and directing field locations to take corrective action.
  • Oversees cost control and service levels of 3rd party fleet management companies. 
  • Assesses current capacity of existing fleet and makes recommendations for reductions in areas with excess capacity and/or vehicle size and type based on product delivery characteristics.
  • Develops processes and metrics to analyze requested fleet asset additions from field management.
  • Assists in developing utilization reporting for all fleet assets using company fleet route optimization software.
  • Focuses on cost savings opportunities and channels repair/maintenance activities to the most economical providers while keeping downtime to a minimum.
  • Reviews status of current down vehicles and expedites return to service keeping costs down.
  • Works to understand and incorporate field sales center needs into the fleet strategy while keeping contact with field management at all stages of strategy development.
  • Keeps field management informed and trained on all cost and fleet tracking tools.
  • Understands and helps develop and maintain Driver and Procurement Policies and Procedures.
  • Assists in all phases of operational functions when needed in relation to delivery and warehouse equipment.
  • Explores opportunities to utilize internal fleet delivery vehicles in other ways including as a service to outside companies to maximize value received from fleet investment.
  • Looks to continuously improve all areas of fleet operations while communicating new procedures/policies.
  • Provides guidance and direct input into POOLCORP’s efficient and cost effective movement of good whether by internal fleet or 3rd party carriers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with fleet maintenance management and warehouse equipment procurement.
  • Knowledge of industry related software helpful, i.e. TMW-Appian, Descartes, Roadnet.
  • Thorough knowledge of tractor and trailer maintenance, OSHA, DOT and other related State and Federal regulations.
  • Fleet Analytics and Utilization experience.
  • Results driven, self-starter with the ability to lead a team in a deadline driven environment with rapidly changing priorities. 
  • Strong customer service skills with ability to resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • CDL Driving and warehouse experience a plus.
  • Third party fleet management company negotiation and oversight experience (e.g. ARI, ELEMENT).


POOLCORP is a drug-free company and an EOE, M/V/F/D.

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