Ryder System Logistics Management Trainee in Zeeland, Michigan
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As a Logistics Management Trainee, during the 9-12 month training program, you will participate in a program centered around three fundamental pieces: on-the-job learning where you will apply your knowledge immediately, structured/foundational learning centered around logistics, and team-based learning with other future leaders. You will get exposure to multiple customer locations within the region for foundation knowledge of different operations and customer focus. Upon conclusion of the training, you would be expected to be willing and able to relocate within a specific geographical area to broaden your knowledge and skillset.
We are seeking individuals who display curiosity, innovation, and leadership to better our service to our customers, our team, and to themselves. We run business that does not stop; therefore, we need you to respond to safety or operational issues outside of normal business hours as they arise
Under the direct supervision of one of our Logistics Managers in is responsible to supervise, coordinate and oversee the logistics operations. The successful candidate must be able to provide recommendations for improvements to the facility, equipment, machinery, and processes. They will be accountable for meeting customer service expectations with their team of associates
Supervise, coordinate and oversee day to day logistics operations;
Plan and review, in collaboration with the Logistics Manager, all logistics processes, ensuring that they meet the company standards and customer service specifications
Establish work schedules and procedures and coordinate activities of employees to ensure optimal shift/team logistics
Accountable for site Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Working in collaboration with customer in all aspect of operations
Meet regularly with team members collectively, as well as on an individual basis to monitor progress towards meeting objectives, track performance, as well as recognizing team and individual successes
Cultivate team spirit with a Diversity and Inclusion initiative and promote cooperation by seeking opportunities to improve internal processes
Responsible for implementation of health & safety and security initiatives, practices and behaviors and adherence to company rules and policies
Understand key levers for account profitability; create, update, and present customer specific reporting and financial analysis; and make recommendations for continuous improvement
Learn financial aspects of the job that are applicable, learn how this role connects to the financial stability of the account. Learn to create connection points and build trust for new hires in onboarding, orientation, and training
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
Effective leadership skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)
Possess the curiosity to learn things on their own while building relationships that broaden knowledge and develops collaboration
Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environment
Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills
Bachelor's degree required College degree/Technical Certification required in Business, Logistics, Transportation or a related field. Combination of other education and experiences will be considered.
One (1) year involvement in extra-curricular activities that demonstrate leadership skills required
One (1) year previous internship experience preferred. preferred
DOT Regulated: No
Job Category: Operations and Support
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.