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Director, Fleet & Inland Transportation

Location: Federal Way

Company: TOTE Maritime Alaska

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Pacific Northwest

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: April 8, 2019

Company Description: TOTE companies love tradition, but we also explore the possibilities. It’s what we’re known for. Since setting sail as a one-ship company in 1975, TOTE Maritime Alaska has become the premier provider of ocean transportation service between the ports of Anchorage, Alaska and Tacoma, Washington. We operate a fleet of (RO/RO) cargo ships in addition to providing overland connections throughout greater Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48. We built our brand on talented people, smart investments, and opportunity. We know that great companies are built by great people, and our team is growing. Working at TOTE Maritime Alaska is about pursuit of excellence for our customers and respect for our Employees. We are always seeking people who share our values and take pride in being professional. We look for pride, integrity, grit, approachability and commitment. It’s important at TOTE Maritime Alaska to be able to work productively with others. If you’re looking for a long-term career, this is a great place to build one.

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TOTE Maritime Alaska

TOTE Maritime Alaska, the leader in safe and reliable service to Alaska, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Director of Fleet & Inland Transportation for our Federal Way office to join our team.

The Director of Fleet & Inland Transportation will be responsible for daily management of all fleet operations activities and inland functions focusing on optimal fleet inventory, fleet maintenance, fleet strategy including size/type of fleet, composition of fleet and ROCE. Maintain relationships with carriers as well as insuring specific levels of service to all clients and optimize the process to meet the needs of the customer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage & supervise Inland, Fleet & Terminal Maintenance departments
  • Foster a high-performing operations team assessing potential gaps, actively coach employees’ facilitating a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Manage day-to-day fleet and inland operations staff – terminal maintenance, logistics, and the Fleet Management team; within company standards of excellence. Efforts will support right sized fleets, well maintained equipment, on-time pick-ups and deliveries through our trucking partners
  • Supervise programs, policies, and/or procedures to reduce or eliminate organizational risk, dealing with safety and accident prevention. Support functions related to hazardous materials handling, business continuity, claims management
  • Provide leadership in support of terminal operations; build relationships with customers and service providers
  • Candidate must be knowledgeable and compliant with all government Standards and Certifications
  • Manage and negotiate Inland contracted services contacts, rates, fuel charges, and other areas as identified. Manage capital requirements for the Fleet, while controlling costs through leadership and business process improvements. Prepare Capital Appropriation Request’s (CAR) for all fleet capital purchases. Ensure all risk-associated contracts, insurances, and records are maintained and bid appropriately
  • Prepare and review Inland Transportation and Fleet operating budgets and capital budgets, review strategic goals and objectives quarterly and report progress
  • Report fleet optimization, productivity and budgeting performances to senior leadership. Develop a long-term fleet renewal strategy to ensure optimum fleet mix. Periodically evaluate trailer weight/cube analysis
  • Identify opportunities to utilize surplus equipment. Identify equipment for retirement, method of disposal and value per “Disposal of Asset Procedure”

Requirements:

Background Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in transportation or related industry.
  • Experience building and analyzing data sets including Capital modeling and forecasting tools
  • General business skills to include the ability to read and interpret financial statements and related documents.

 Background Preferred

  • MBA preferred

 Other Essential Abilities and Skills

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • High level of energy, motivation, persistence and positive attitude.
  • Ability to lead individuals who may have different opinions and to build effective teams in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision, using a high degree of initiative and judgment and to work both individually and in a team environment.
  • Computer literate, with the ability to utilize standard software applications and be proficient in Windows and MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

Company Overview

Since setting sail as a one-ship company in 1975, TOTE Maritime Alaska (a TOTE, Inc. company) has become the premier provider of ocean transportation service between the ports of Anchorage, Alaska and Tacoma, Washington.  We operate a fleet of (RO/RO) cargo ships in addition to providing overland connections throughout greater Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48.

We built our brand on talented people, smart investments, and opportunity.  We know that great companies are built by great people, and our team is growing. Working at TOTE Maritime Alaska is about pursuit of excellence for our customers and respect for our Employees.

We are always seeking people who share our values and take pride in being professional. We look for pride, integrity, grit, approachability and commitment.  It’s important at TOTE Maritime Alaska to be able to work productively with others.  If you’re looking for a long-term career, this is a great place to build one.

The TOTE brand is built on talented people, smart investments and opportunity.  We know that great companies are built by great people. Explore the possibilities with the TOTE family of companies http://toteinc.com/

Interested candidates should apply via the TOTE Maritime website at http://www.totemaritime.com/; About; Careers

Or

US Mail to: PO Box 4129
Federal Way, WA 98063

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability

Drug Free Work Place

Posted: 04/08/19