• Director of Transportation

    Work Location US-TX-HOUSTON
    Job ID
    11303 ANTOINE DR
    Job Category
    Nearest Metro Area
  • Provides strategic direction and vision to Gordon Food Service's divisional Transportation Department.


    Responsibilities & Qualifications


    • Collaborates with the leadership team to reinforce Gordon Food Service culture, values and vision towards improved outcomes, customer service and cost effectiveness.
    • Maintains global accountability for transportation initiatives to include the delivery and movement of product to maximize product quality through efficient, accurate transport and delivery of GFS products.
    • Collaborates with Supply Chain Management Process Team and division General Manager to review transportation standard practice, policies and procedures.
    • Collaborates with department supervisors and their staff on transportation systems, standard practices and procedures to improve customer service, safety, efficiency, accuracy, product care, sanitation, and employee morale.
    • Directs  transportation services through the evaluation and application of Gordon Food Service standard practices, transportation systems, and process improvements.
    • Collaborates with Corporate Transportation Manager and divisional Human Resource department to update training requirements and methods to include tracking new employees to insure that training steps are followed.
    • Collaborate with the Transportation Managers on all transportation personnel requiring training, i.e. safe equipment operation, safe work practices, accuracy, productivity, equipment care, fuel economy and sanitation.
    • Collaborate with the transportation managers utilizing the professional development program to identify and develop future transportation leaders.
    • Monitors customer satisfaction and directs collaboration with sales staff to ensure delivery of highest degree of service to Gordon Food Service customers.
    • Directs and monitors performance of administrative tasks related to Transportation Department including invoicing, payroll, employee relations.
    • Directs and leads various meetings including quarterly supervisor, annual combined operations, annual, departmental, warehouse and sales and task team.
    • Directs and leads the Transportation Department safety initiative including coaching and compliance with applicable regulations including those of DOT, OSHA, EEOC and BWC.
    • Interviews, hires, train, and retain staff. Conducts performance monitoring of staff, initiating follow through with disciplinary action and termination in consultation with Human Resources when appropriate for the department. Mentors, motivates, and develops staff and acts as a role model and resource to them.
    • Develops capital and operational budget for the department. Routinely monitors, manages and controls budget, analyzes variances and takes appropriate action and develops plans for productivity improvements.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Must have excellent written, verbal, organizational and communication skills as well as problem-solving capabilities.
    • Must have ability to prepare and deliver presentations and speak at minor functions as a departmental representative.
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and be able to work independently or within a team environment.
    • Must have knowledge of DOT, OSHA, EEOC and BWC regulatory agencies and applicable laws.

    Educational & Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor Degree required - Logistics, Business Administration or related field
    • Certification or License - Commercial Driver LIcense, Group A designation (CDL-A) preferred

    Minimum Years of Experience:

    • Ten years previous transportation experience with three years previous management experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!


    Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce.  To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.  



    We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service.  Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not! 
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    Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

    If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

    All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.

    Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.  


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