• Logistics Manager

    Job Locations US-KY-Lexington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/3/2018 5:01 PM)
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    We are looking for a Logistics Manager to join our team! 


    Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


    We seek out the best talent and offer tremendous opportunity for growth, competitive compensation and benefits for individuals who want a career with a great company that maintains a family feel.


    The Logistics Manager located in Lexington, KY supports our Allied Products division and is responsible for the distribution of our septic and storm chambers throughout the United States.  This position will effectively build and manage a new fleet of 20 dedicated, Regional drivers. This includes load planning, order management, driver & equipment management, payload efficiencies, & administrative support.  The Logistics Manager reports to the Centralized Planning and Dispatch Manager but will work closely with all members of the Corporate Logistics and Allied Products teams.



    • Create and manage driver load plans using internal TMS/ERP systems and cross-functional communication 
    • Use ADS regional drivers to off-set high cost, hard to cover lanes
    • Utilize existing ADS freight network to maximize backhaul opportunities 
    • Negotiate and tender loads with common carriers
    • Manage fleet efficiency by collecting, recording, and reporting on daily driver activity
    • Responsible for accurate, cross-charge journal entries to properly allocate freight costs
    • Manage personnel / HR issues such as: hiring, performance reviews, payroll, driver discipline, complaints, time off requests, etc. 
    • Facilitate maintenance (routine & emergency) and troubleshoot breakdowns 
    • Insure weekly and monthly trip closings
    • Monitor driver route selection    
    • Coordinate and maintain driver uniforms, cell phones, electronic toll collection systems, load supplies, and equipment needs 
    • Ensure compliance with company and FMCSA policies
    • Conduct monthly and quarterly driver safety meetings
    • Monitor and manage driver safety events through PeopleNet 
    • Make delivery & pick-up appointments
    • Monitor and manage driver hours-of-service (HOS) logs through PeopleNet 
    • Collect, review, and maintain driver trip reports
    • Understand and practice ADS Core Values & Leadership behaviors 

    Job Skills

    • Strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skills
    • Ability to listen effectively 
    • Understanding of the complexity and changing dynamic of dispatching loads
    •  Ability to create contingency plans & remain flexible
    • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal DOT regulations and freight issues
    • Courteous, friendly, and positive representation of ADS and the Logistics Team 
    • Ability to work independently and be self-driven
    • Familiarity with ADS products
    • Effective written & oral communication 
    • Ability to interact effectively with senior management     
    • Ability to stay organized & quickly switch from task to task 
    • Intermediate computer skills including MS Office
    • Requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and off-hours / on-demand (on-call) as needed. 

    Educational Requirements:

    • Undergraduate college degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred      

    Preferred Experience:

    • Driver management experience
    • Logistics / supply chain background 
    • Prior dispatching experience     
    • Customer service experience
    • Federal DOT compliance

    EEO Statement

    Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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