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Director, PVT at Clemens Food Group in Hatfield, Pennsylvania

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Job Description:

Director, PVT

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Requisition ID
# of Openings Remaining
1st Shift
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time


Clemens Food Group is the industry leader in customer solutions. Originally founded in 1895, the Company has a long rich heritage, deeply rooted in values. Clemens Food Group is a vertically coordinated company that includes hog farming, food production, logistical services, and transportation. To this day, it remains steadfastly dedicated to continuing previous generations' commitment by operating as good stewards of the community and the environment, offering quality innovative products and services, and working with our business partners, customers, employees, and family members with the highest degree of integrity and ethics.


Activity Time Allocation
Talent Management 30%
Ensure disciplinary processes are consistent throughout the PVT operations.
Coach and develop Driver / Carrier Managers and Garage Supervisors through internal development tools.
Communication and implementation of corporate initiatives
Identify and document skills matrix (personal development plans)for direct reports and ensure actions to address gaps are completed
Facilitate training of Direct Report supervisors to coach to a consistent process
Ensure processes for recognition to all Team Members are consistent
Develop bench strength (identifying potential future leaders) for succession planning
Lead weekly staff meetings with focus on deviations to performance targets
Managing entire performance mg. Process. Follow through to meet deadlines
Perform duties in the hiring process as a "hiring manager" to include Onboarding of new exempt Team Members and approval of pay rates.
Network for future managers and supervisor candidates.
Proactively support and manage change through internal change management process
Conduct monthly Performance Excellence Meetings with team
Primary interview for direct reports and participate in panel interviews for team.
Ensure roles are clearly defined for entire team
Evaluate and define team structure based on changing business needs
Support / Consult with Supervisors on TM relations issues
Aligning and prioritizing resources to significant business opportunities
Performance Management 30%
Review departmental action plans with direct reports to improve performance
Ensuring that results are achieved through the use Continuous Improvement tools
Review and hold direct reports accountable to action items to improve variances / production numbers
Facilitate and support root cause analysis with management team
Ensure training and implementation of all regulatory / compliance objectives are met
Ensure consistent processes, SOPs and documentation are in place to manage the areas
Ensure teams have identified short term goals / actions to improve results
Perform audits to monitor direct reports and department performance
Establish, monitor, and continuously improve KPIs for team
Ensure the team identifies opportunities to improve the PVT processes
Ensure SMART KPI targets are set for the team and that they align to customer and stakeholder expectations
Managing and achieving functional budget for PVT Operational team. Ensuring team understands expectations to achieve financial goals.
Participate in long term planning for the PVT team
Ensuring Continuous Improvement activities are taking place at the supervisor, mechanic and driver level
Negotiate specifications, contracts and pricing with various vendors.
Develop and maintain safety initiatives to improve Safety results for PVT.
Strategy for fleet optimization
Development of budget and goals for PVT
Process Improvement 25%
Develop and maintain processes for monitoring performance consistently with KPIs and our Key Expectations
Identify and implement best practices through industry awareness, networking, technical periodicals and carrier visits
Maintain and network with internal / external partners to drive improvements
Provide financial and design justification for all requested capital projects
Approve staffing needs and work with HR to evaluate expected business changes
Lead cross-functional problem solving efforts for complex issues
Leverage strategic planning process thru setting initiatives and rocks(qtr. deliverables)
Identify benchmarking opportunities (best practice evaluation from external vendors)
Identify opportunities and lead cross-functional teams to improve PVT Operational systems
Collaborate with Finance and IT team on implementing system improvements
Evaluate and ensure the team has and leverages the proper technology and tools to drive improvement
Develop long term resource plans to support changing business needs
Ensure standard processes for the team are documented and effective
Ensure ROI for time / resources spent executing PVT Operational processes.
Cross functional strategic planning and problem solving (long and short term)
Team CFG 15%
Represent PVT operations on company or support team areas where input is needed
Participate in company initiative team(s)
Present relevant transportation information across all levels of organization when necessary
Attend, participate, and or lead in leadership development opportunities
Participate in organizational meetings (i.e., sanitation, USDA, Safety, Staff, Order Fill, CI, etc.)
Ensure ADKAR model is followed for company communications and program rollouts to the team
Participate in customer visits (Internal and External)
Participate in customer and regulatory audits
Participation in leadership alignment meetings
Establish and maintain credibility with internal and external stakeholders/ CFG team
Create, Lead, and Participate in Company, and Area Initiatives
Serve as safety advocate for the entire PVT team.
Maintain and improve knowledge of industry compliance regulations (i.e. Department of Transportation).
Participation in leadership supply chain meetings


* Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
* Minimum of 3-5 years experience in transportation Industry
* Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a leadership role
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Strong leadership skills required
* Must possess a positive Attitude
* Ability and willingness to recognize and respond to new concepts
* Excellent written/verbal communication/presentation skills
* Multi-task oriented and a team player
* Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment where change and growth are part of the culture
* Strong MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills preferred
* Lead through example
* Attention to detail

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