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Transportation Supervisor

at Dairy Farmers of America, inc.

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 5000512695906

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Transportation Supervisor


Portland, Maine


Join Oakhurst Dairy's exciting and growing team!

It's time to join New England's foremost dairy company with a 96-year history of leadership in the industry. Delivering the "Natural Goodness of Maine" since 1921, Oakhurst Dairy is a company you can be proud to work for. Located in Portland, Maine, our company is one of New England's key employers offering:
* Local management
* Excellent compensation and benefits and
* Pride in the product you will represent

It's about more than milk -- it's our heartfelt pledge to people throughout New England to honor what Maine stands for -- by offering the purist, freshest, most delicious products, while standing up for what's right, for our customers, for farmers, and for the environment. All of our milk is sourced from local farms in Maine and our facilities meet the highest quality-control standards. We produce fresh wholesome milk and dairy products which are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

In 2014 Oakhurst was acquired by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy farmer-owned cooperative. Oakhurst is a wholly owned subsidiary of DFA and continues to operate independently.

Transportation Supervisor - Portland

The Transportation Supervisor is primarily responsible for all intercompany transportation including yard management as well as dispatch prep for the next work day. The candidate will possess the ability to respond to daily demands such as adjusting for staffing resources, capacity utilization and other unforeseen circumstances. Additionally, load configuration, quality, controls and compliance will be monitored and enforced by this individual. Skills evaluation, coaching and direct responsibility for a small team of yard and inter-company drivers is required.


  • Supervise, coach, mentor, train and support yard & inter-company CDL drivers
  • Evaluate workload and effectively schedule labor and equipment
  • Perform load consolidation activities in conjunction with other Distribution Supervisors
  • Maintain a high-level of internal customer service
  • Manage and resolve escalated/critical delivery issues
  • Identify and resolve loading results that do not meet required standards
  • Ensure daily adherence to safety, quality, regulatory and GMP requirements of and for the Distribution Department
  • Perform targeted and random audits of outbound shipments before driver arrival
  • Lead the development of policies, procedures and cost control initiatives
  • Participate in departmental strategic planning sessions
  • Administer driver safety training programs
  • Assist in experienced professional driver retention and recruiting efforts
  • Ability to share rotating supervisory roles as needed and other duties as required



  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Project and task management focus with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong MSOffice and electronic file management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent activities
  • Strong and effective communications skills within a diverse workgroup
  • Valid / active driver's license with CDL license a plus

Minimum Qualifications/Education Requirements

High school diploma. Microsoft Word and Excel skills are essential. Some college is preferred. Supervisory experience of 1 year minimum preferred, will consider candidates that have held a "lead role" for similar period to time. Attend educational seminars and training sessions as needed to remain proficient in all aspects of Federal Motor Carrier law, supervision, motivation and training, disciplinary action, and performance improvement.

Reports to: Distribution Manager