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Transportation Director


New Hampton, IA, Midwest United States, USA


Land O'Lakes

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Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical

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Full Time

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A Land O'Lakes member owner cooperative is looking to add a Transportation Director to their leadership team in New Hampton, Iowa! The Transportation Director will be responsible for planning, organizing, budgeting and executing truck logistics in efforts to optimize the cooperative's commodity and freight movements.


Job Summary and Primary Duties:

  • Be a true leader and champion in establishing and maintaining a vision and required behaviors for our culture of ensuring human safety.
  • Deliver a courteous, pleasant and positive attitude in providing extraordinary service to all customers, coworkers and others ensuring open lines of communication.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of inbound and outbound logistics communications, truck fleet tracing, and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage the cooperative's truck fleet, drivers and external contractors including dispatching, scheduling, pricing, and compliance, as well as knowledge of merchandising opportunities, grain, and agronomy
  • Select, train, develop, and supervise transportation employees to carry out assigned responsibilities. Complete individual performance reviews in a manner that shows clarity, support and communication.
  • Monitor and analyze transit times and perform problem resolution to maintain effectiveness and efficiency. Consider, plan and implement delivery routes and other logistics/control improvements that maximize customer service and limit operational costs.
  • Create and distribute daily work assignments/schedule, review daily work for employees and contractors.
  • Seek and develop relationships with truck suppliers to support freight/commodity movements to create new service and trading opportunities.
  • Coordinate and organize driver logs and other driver responsibilities required under DOT law. Perform truck freight invoice audit to verify proper freight rates, demurrage charges, assessorial charges, surcharges and correct extension of figures.
  • Responsible for presenting monthly financial reports by each truck and department
  • Assists with grow out plans of equipment and helps to determine staffing needs
  • Develop and maintain freight supplies to meet performance, contract obligations, and best market opportunities, while placing priority to Five Star trucks and labor resources.
  • Monitor changes in transportation tariffs, compliance, and regulations that may affect competitive market pricing and operational advantages to achieve best profit levels.
  • Develop and maintain freight statements, rate proposals, rate charts, and routing guides. Hold software and computer proficiency to maintain rationalization of company’s truck freight strategies and ensure timely execution and complete visibility of company truck freight logistics to Five Star’s commodity merchants.
  • Perform other related duties within job scope as assigned by CEO.



  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Post high school training at the college or vocational level preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in related discipline
  • Logistics experience required
  • Previous supervisory experience required with demonstrated ability to build effective teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary
  • Computer skills required – Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good customer service skills and approach necessary
  • Agriculture background a plus
  • Valid driver’s license required; Class A CDL preferred

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Job Post Date: 08/22/22
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