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Regional Trucking Manager (Caldwell, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role will provide supervision, coordination and disposition of the assets assigned to Simplot Transportation for a designated geographic region with moderate market complexity to ensure customer product movement needs are met and are consistent with Company standards for quality, cost and service. Develop markets in assigned geographic region. Develop internal and external pricing for services to be provided.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for identifying and developing profitable market development opportunities. Responsible for sales, pricing and market analysis. Generate Intellectual Property for the company to provide technical insulation for the product portfolio or that can create an income stream through licensing.
  • Responsible for managing compliance with all required business unit, company, and regulatory agency policies and procedures. Brings field department, Transportation staff and contractors together for pre-harvest safety, food safety training to include GAPP and GMP.
  • Independently works with customers, other Simplot Transportation managers and contract transportation service providers.
  • Responsible for maximizing fleet productivity to achieve lowest operating costs consistent with customer service requirements. Responsible for fleet maintenance operations or active interaction with 3rd party provider of maintenance, which may include purchase of spare parts, lubricants and other materials to meet work plans and assigned budget. Responsible for fuel acquisitions and negotiation of pricing for same. Responsible for rolling stock leases and maintenance to include what assets go where and how to extract the most benefit from the equipment.
  • Responsible for handling freight claims, cargo loses and interaction with parties involved.
  • Responsible for managing, organizing, recruiting and directing the supervisory, clerical, and hourly staff in assigned geographic region. This includes interviewing, hiring, training employees, as well as planning, assigning and directing work.
  • Directs activities of salaried staff involved in fleet operations including the scheduling of all assets at the assigned terminals, including but not limited to over 125 types of commodities ranging from bulk to temperature sensitive products.

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

8+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

Knowledge: Requires thorough understanding of fleet operations, regulatory requirements and profitability requirements. This is an experienced practitioner who has gained knowledge through progressively more responsible positions and a combination of education and experience. Has knowledge and experience to settle liability claims independently.  Knowledge of legal, operational issues and federal motor carrier rules so that compliance is met with minimal oversight. Ability to evaluate alternative supply networks that optimize cost and service objectives. Knowledgeable of equipment specifications. Should have at least 8 years of management/supervisory experience.

Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of employees/managers at all levels within the organization. Ability to effectively communicate with external customers and contractors.  Excellent judgment, negotiation and decision-making skills. Ability to work within framework of goals established for the organization. Ability to work with minimal direction and to coordinate multiple needs, priorities and customers and to exhibit a variety of styles and methods to meet goals.

Job Requisition ID: 4958

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Transportation - Caldwell 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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