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Advanced Drainage Systems: Freight Manager

Advanced Drainage Systems

This is a Full-time position in Ludlow, MA posted October 13, 2021.

OverviewHeadquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.

Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.

We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.

Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.

In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.

To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.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 environmentChampion a safe working culture for all employeesImmediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to the Plant Manager/Regional Freight 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 Manager/Regional Freight 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 skills Educational Requirements: College degree preferredMicrosoft Excel experienceHigh School Diploma or equivalentCommercial Driver Training preferredState and Federal DOT compliance training Preferred Experience:Previous CDL holder and OTR experiencePrevious Transportation Supervisor experiencePrevious customer service experienceLean Management BackgroundPI147232654