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Ryder System Leadership Develop Program Associate in NOVI, Michigan

Position Description

Ryder is excited to embark on it's journey to find the fifth class of Leadership Development Program graduates to join it's Automotive, Aerospace, and Industrial vertical. This 18 month program introduces you to the industry and trains you on the technical, experiential, and interpersonal skills needed to lead transportation and logistics accounts.

In this role, you will spend 6 months in each respective industry - Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial - rotating in various accounts, as well as gaining valuable operations experience in distribution management, dedicated transportation, and lead logistics.

Additionally, you will have a program advocate, a product offering mentor, as well as exposure to executive leadership.

Candidate requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, management, business, communications, or related discipline

• Willingness to relocate multiple times during rotation- 12 months in one location, and 6 months in another- totaling 18 month program

• Possess an innovative mind for problem solving

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Ability to effectively communicate in all business mediums


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required

  • Experience with DOT, OSHA, and all related safety regulations required

  • Minimum of 6 (six) months supervisory experience required


  • 1-3 Years of experience in a transportation, warehouse or distribution environment preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Preferred

  • Knowledge/Experience in transportation environment, (i.e. Shipping, receiving and inventory management, distribution or dispatch) preferred

  • Knowledge of warehouse and or software applications, routing and dispatch software systems preferred


  • Performance management of direct reports. Developing direct reports

  • Employee relations/issue resolution New employee training

  • Disciplinary actions

  • Quality assurance Administrative duties

  • Customer satisfaction/problem resolution

  • Ensure functional area meets all productivity goals and objectives

  • Safety management and reporting

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2019-77994

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 40-50%

Position Code 9977