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Freight Manager

Company: Advanced Drainage Systems
Location: Clifford
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the second largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at www.adspipe.com.


The Freight Manager is responsible for effectively managing all operations within the freight department. This includes order management, customer service, payload efficiencies, equipment maintenance and driver management and administration, including hiring decisions and driver qualification. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment

Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to the Plant Manager

Manage operations to meet or exceed budget targets

Provide excellent customer service; meet or exceed expectations daily

Maintain proper communication with customers and CSR's

Manage fleet maintenance, repairs and safety inspections

Effectively schedule and plan loads to ensure maximum payload efficiencies

Manage driver administration (selection, hiring, training, performance evaluations and discipline)

Conduct accident investigations with Plant Manager

Conduct and facilitate quarterly and monthly freight safety meetings

Ensure compliance with company and Plant policies

Maintain and build job skills through company training programs

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

Strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skills

Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal DOT regulations and freight issues

Understanding of the complexity of dispatching loads

Courteous/friendly/positive representation of ADS

Familiarity with all ADS products

Effective written and oral communication skills

Strong organization and multi-tasking skills

Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent

College degree preferred

Commercial Driver Training preferred

State and Federal DOT compliance training

Preferred Experience:

Previous CDL holder and OTR experience

Previous customer service experience


Keywords: Advanced Drainage Systems, Flint , Freight Manager, Executive , Clifford, Michigan

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