Transportation Supervisor at United Natural Foods Inc

Posted in Purchasing - Procurement 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Ridgefield, Washington

Job Description:

Join our team and immediately become part of the largest distributor of conventional, natural, organic and specialty products in the United States and Canada. We serve over 43,000 customer locations with 200,000 different products. Our Warehouse associates supply thousands of consumers with food that nourishes families nationwide. Our retailers range from small family-owned stores to Wholefoods Markets and everything in between. Are you ready to make an impact on the lives of others and feel good about what you do? Join our growing Distribution team today!

Job Overview:

Supervises daily Transportation activities and personnel for a specific shift to ensure functions are performed within Company and Distribution Center guidelines.  Provides excellent customer service to stores serviced through timely order deliveries.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Routes and schedules loads for distribution to the store, utilizing personnel and equipment in the most efficient manner.  Ensures that merchandise is delivered in the best possible condition.

  • Coordinates with Warehouse personnel to ensure proper timing for delivery schedules.

  • Assigns drivers to loads ensuring compliance with Company and DOT guidelines.

  • Maintains good public relations with store management via telephone communications and store visits.  Works with store personnel on special requests.

  • Ensures all drivers comply with Company, Federal, State and Local laws and regulations.

  • Processes weekly/monthly DOT mileage report.

  • Ensures compliance with Company and government rules and regulations by all department personnel. 

Job Requirements:

  • Previous experience and/or formal training or education in transportation, preferably with the Company or in the grocery industry. Class A CDL, preferred.

  • Possess thorough knowledge of material handling equipment and traffic management to include truck and rail deliveries.

  • Must have a good working knowledge of government regulations pertaining to transportation.

  • Possess good leadership skills and the ability to supervise the work of others.  Must be able to motivate and work with and through others to achieve desired results.

  • Possess good communication skills, both verbal and written.  Deal effectively with a wide variety of people both in person and over the telephone.

  • Basic computer skills required and personal computer experience helpful, with word processing and spreadsheet applications preferred. Working knowledge of the onboard computer system, helpful.

  • Requires the analytical ability to handle administrative duties and mental alertness to ensure accurate, safe, and thorough completion of work activities.  Possess ability to concentrate and deal with frequent interruptions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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