• Transportation Manager - PMs

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  • Working with both internal and external stakeholders, the Transportation Manager will provide leadership and strategic direction on business processes to the PM Transportation team. This position will support the Transportation operations by recommending measures to improve safety and quality of service, increase efficiency of the department and find cost effective solutions that meet or exceed Gordon Food Service standards.  The position entails a high degree of relationship building/management. Actively cultivating relationships, obtaining support and driving results to exceed customer service and on-time targets. 



    • Days of week TBD
    • Hours of Work - 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.



    • Lead the entire PM Transportation operations (Backhaul, Milton and Depot broadline delivery)
    • Continuously works with other departments to coordinate activities to serve both internal and external customers
    • Assume responsibility for the PM Transportation team’s planning, execution, policies and procedures.
    • Act as the primary point of contact for respective Transportation team and manage performance with cross-functional input and support.
    • Utilize analytics, reporting and gap analysis to generate continuous improvement plans
    • Accountable for ongoing performance management to the PM Transportation team members including performance reviews and progressive discipline
    • Foster succession planning by mentoring, guiding and developing Assistant Transportation Supervisors and Transportation Supervisors
    • Complete weekly scheduling of direct report including vacation planning
    • Conduct analysis on current operation practices and create improvements based on industry best practices.
    • Work on special projects and other duties as required



    • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
    • Flexible and adaptable, able to multi-task under pressure
    • Passionate team player and strong leader with the ability to foster a positive high performing team environment promoting GFS Cornerstone Values
    • Time and resource management skills – the ability to prioritize the utilization of staff and equipment
    • Ability to think strategically and solve problems
    • Succession planning skills:   ability to assess the short/long-term staffing requirements of the department, identify potential staff to fill the requirements, and implement a career development plan to enable candidates to increase their skill levels.
    • Mentoring skills: ability to assess development potential of staff in all processes, technology and customer service
    • Performance coaching skills: ability to define expectations, monitor performance of staff, provide positive and constructive feedback concerning performance levels.
    • Listening and empathy skills: ability to reflect accurately a speaker's content and feelings about content, ability to understand the position and needs of others.
    • Departmental communication skills:  ability to keep staff informed about changes and about company information which affects them, ability to provide staff with rationale behind changes and to communicate staff feedback about changes to appropriate sources.
    • Role-modeling skills: ability to lead by example.
    • Motivation skills:  ability to encourage and reward people, ability to demonstrate enthusiasm.
    • Delegation skills:  ability to define requirements of tasks, assess the readiness of employees to handle tasks and develop mutually agreed upon deadlines for completion of tasks.
    • Group development skills:  ability to determine strengths and weaknesses of team; ability to develop and implement action plans to improve morale and team functioning.
    • Feedback skills:  ability to solicit constructive feedback from staff, both in a team and one to one setting.
    • Proficient Computer Skills



    • Valid AZ license is an asset
    • No active discipline on file
    • Post Secondary education preferred
    • Previous experience leading people in a transportation environment


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    *** Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities. To request any accommodations you may require to participate in the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms) contact careers.ontario@gfs.com or 1-800-268-0159  to discuss your needs.


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