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Director, Central Operations

Bison Transport Inc

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted January 31, 2023.

The Company: Bison is a Winnipeg-headquartered transportation solutions company which has grown to become one of Canada’s largest transportation companies with over 4,000 employees and contractors.

Together with its’ affiliated companies, Bison USA, Hartt Transport, and Searcy Trucking, Bison services a wide variety of multinational, national and local customers offering truckload service, full-service logistics, dedicated fleet operations, yard management, and warehousing and distribution.

We began 2022 with the exciting USA acquisition of Hartt Transportation.

We are also proud to have completed another year of strong growth in our Bison North America organization.

The Role: This exciting opportunity has just been added to support our continued business growth Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Central Operations, the Director plays a critical role in executing on departmental goals including utilization, fleet (driver) service profitability, and overall costs in the Central Region.

The incumbent is responsible for attracting and developing a high-performance team, operations performance and continually evaluating, building and achieving program objectives and goals.

This is accomplished by effective communication, cultivation of relationships both internally and externally and providing strategic leadership, supervision and support.

The Director will: Evaluate Central drivers’ performance indicators to build and lead operational strategies towards short
– and long-term business growth, Manage Bison’s fleet of equipment through the development, monitoring, and enforcement of programs involving utilization including monitoring empty miles to ensure Bison is not ineffectively planning drivers while increasing miles per truck, Monitor Central Region LOS and work with other leaders to formulate relevant corrective action plans to improve service, Understand traffic flows to generate freight volumes and develop strategies to meet balance goals, Proactively identify planning issues and concerns, and constructively react to those that cannot be foreseen, Daily communication, training, and ongoing development of working relationship with Central Operations staff, Develop and manage the annual department budget including identifying and reconciling monthly variances, Lead the recruitment and retention of our Operations staff as we further grow, Serve as a leader and mentor to the Operations team, Engage in other projects and activities as is necessary to the position and as assigned by the AVP, Central Operations.

The Candidate: We seek a highly strategic thinker with strong business acumen who is passionate about leading progressively and who has the drive and initiative to grow our business.

The ideal candidate is an experienced leader who possesses excellent interpersonal skills and has the desire to mentor and lead with vision and care.

You have 5-8 years of experience leading people in a managerial role in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment, You have experience managing in the transportation/logistics industry, You have strong communication skills: excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, You have excellent leadership ability, team management, interpersonal and employee development skills, You have progressive knowledge of the transportation industry including competition and trends, You are energetic and you love to put your fingerprints on a business, You are known for your sense of urgency and track record for strong business results, You are experienced in developing recommendations and strategies to overcome challenges and establish effective go-forward plans to meet your objectives, You take initiative and make independent decisions while being approachable, You are a motivated leader who empowers, mentors and takes pride in their team, and You have strong organizational and project management skills able to manage multiple concurrent projects.

Bison Transport offers a competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits plan and plenty of opportunity to grow and create your legacy.

Bison Transport is Equal Opportunity Employer.

We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce.

Why Bison:
• Thrive in a supportive team that provides coaching and training to help develop your skills and progress your career
• Dispersed work environments that promote a healthy work-life balance
• Meaningful and impactful work and projects with an essential service provider
• Join our engaging Wellness Program & extracurricular sports teams About Bison:
• Celebrating over 50 years in Business
• Named as Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
• Active in giving back through Corporate Social Responsibility and Charitable Giving
• Committed to environmental sustainability Bison Transport is committed to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace.