GA Operations Management Trainee
Location: Vidalia, GA Department: Dot Transportation, Inc. Reports To: Director of Transportation
Your Role Initially, this person will spend a significant amount of time rotating through job roles in the distribution center to learn the key components of the operations side of Dot and provide support/ leadership as needed in various roles. As the individual gains experience in this role, they will assume people management responsibility and also be expected to increase their impact to the company through their activity and the activity of the people they manage. This position is designed to provide upward mobility, assuming availability, within 2 years.
Work with individuals across departments to develop knowledge of warehouse impact to various internal partners.
Provide training or training opportunities and perform evaluations of direct reports.
Gather, measure, and interpret data critical to improving processes within the distribution center and in support of internal partners.
Participate in meetings with purchasing, warehouse, transportation, and outside distribution centers to enhance knowledge of the processes and develop relationships necessary to collaborate effectively.
Leads continuous improvement efforts while applying lean thinking and tools to identify and eliminate waste.
Travel Occasional overnight travel to other company facilities or outside facilities for training. Must have ability to travel independently as needed, without restriction by all modes of transportation, including car, plane, or train
Working Environment Ability to work in all temperature conditions, from below 0 to above 100 degrees.
Schedule Ability to work flexible hours (weekend, night shift and on-call) based upon facility needs
Qualifications & Requirements We Need You To Have:
Bachelors degree or comparable Dot experience
Effective verbal & communication skills
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs
Experience in budget development & business analysis
Ability to relocate
Ability to embrace & facilitate change
What Can Dot Offer You?
As a family-owned and -operated company for the past 57 years, Dot Foods has created a strong family culture within the business. As a vital part of that family unit, we want to ensure you feel included and respected for any differing ideas. We appreciate those opinions and count on them to make us successful. In addition to an inclusive working environment, we will provide you with:
Competitive benefits including 401(k) & profit sharing
Significant advancement opportunities
Safety: This position assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work locations, exercise and promotes safe behaviors and show unyielding support of programs, rules and policies regarding safety.
EOE/AA Employer: Dot believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. Dot will not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or other basic classes protected by applicable federal or state law provided they are qualified for employment or for existing positions.
Dot Foods is the nations first and largest food redistributor. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, Dot takes pride in developing innovative solutions for manufacturers, distributors and operators. We offer more than 105.500 products and deliver them in LTL (less-than-truckload) quantities in all 50 states. This business model creates a win-win for everyone in the food supply chain. Robert Tracy founded Dot Foods with the support of his wife Dorothy in 1960. RT and Dorothy knew if their new company was going to be a success, it would have to be built on a strong foundation. So they instilled a set of values within Dot that has never wavered in 50 years. Today, the trucks in the Dot Transportation fleet bear our brand promise: Trusted values. Innovative solutions. Shared growth.
At Dot Foods, we owe much of our success to the diversity of our workforce. By creating an inclusive work environment that encourages and accepts the free exchange of ideas, we strive to attract continually, build and sustain a diverse culture.
In fact, it is the culmination of diverse ideas that help us double in size every five years, growing from a small business in the heartland of Illinois to a $5.5 billion company today.
Dot has a workforce over 4,000 strong in 10 facilities across the country. As a family owned company, we try to treat each of our employees not as numbers, but as a vital part of the family. We not only respect all opinions, we count on them to make us successful. If this sounds like a place where you can thrive and grow, then find out more at dotfoods.com.
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