Golden State Foods

GM Designate

Location US-FL-Apopka
Job ID


JOB SUMMARY:  Manages all activities related to the Division’s warehousing and transportation operations, ensuring that Division and Company objectives for efficiency, economy, quality and productivity are met or exceeded.




  1. Plans, implements and monitors the day to day operations for the Division’s Distribution

     function including analyzing operating data and reports, determining manpower needs and

     monitoring adherence to standards to ensure business plan objectives are met or exceeded.  (25%)


  1. Manages assigned staff, including selecting employees, assigning work, providing training and

     development, evaluation performance and building a motivated, effective team to ensure that

     organizational goals for diversity, career development, productivity, performance management

     and employee involvement are met.  (20%)


  1. Periodically audits operational procedures and programs related to distribution and implements

     necessary improvements to achieve expectations for availability, storage, sanitation, security and

     delivery of inventory.  Periodically audits operational procedures and programs related to

     distribution and implements necessary improvements to achieve timeliness and accuracy goals

     and customer satisfaction.  (15%)


  1. Develops, audits and controls budget for warehouse and transportation departments and ensures

     that operational costs are within plan.  Manages the purchase and/or leasing and maintenance of

     all distribution equipment including tractors/trailer/material handling devices to achieve safety,

     longevity and efficiency objectives.  (10%)


  1. Ensures compliance with all customer, governmental and Company directives and policies and

     ensures the preparation and distribution of all relevant reports and quality analyses summaries.   (10%)  


  1. Communicates with Division management and employees and provides relevant reports and analyses

     to ensure appropriate decision-making.  Conducts analyses on special project assignments.  (10%)


  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary. (10%)



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:



Associates’s degree in management, business, or psychology from an accredited college or university or equivalent job experience.



5 to 7 years of work experience in transportation or food distribution, including  administrative responsibilities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • DOT regulations, policies, and procedures (J)
  • On-board computer systems (J)
  • Relevant safety policies, practices and procedures (J)
  • Management/supervisory concepts and techniques (B)
  • Project management concepts and techniques (B)
  • Budgetary concepts and procedures (B)
  • PC word-processing/spreadsheet software applications (B)
  • Scheduling and routing (B)
  • Computer-based routing systems (B)
  • Shipment and distribution of food or allied products (B)
  • Regional geography and customer locations (B)


Skill and ability to:

  • Relocate to anywhere in the United States
  • Support a diverse workforce
  • Resolve delivery issues between vendors and the company; other customer service issues
  • Support management and motivate employees in a team-based environment
  • Interpret transportation operations anomalies and identify appropriate solutions
  • Prepare administrative and technical documents and reports
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Limited travel via airplane and drive an automobile





Works with up to 400 or more employees, including hourly staff.  Oversees operations with significant impact on GSF customer relations.




  • Budget
  • Driver performance, including hourly off-load rate, on-time delivery, and reliability
  • Customer and vendor relationships
  • DOT compliance
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety of employees
  • Safety of facility and transportation equipment
  • Silliker rating
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments


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