Pros: great opportunity for advancement, some travel
Cons: no work life balance, fluctuating hours, no management backing
My typical day varies week-to-week. Some weeks I am developing managers, reviewing accidents, team building, and handling driver issues and complaints. Others I am working on cost saving methods, P&L analysis, customer service, and industry knowledge.
I have learned a more analytical method of thinking through my experiences, along with developing – more... my managerial skills. Being able to dig down to the root cause of the issue and address that issue from where it stems. I have developed outstanding relationships with people in the company, customers, and other logistics professionals.
The hardest part of my job is listening to the constant complaining from drivers and ever changing structure. We also have a hard time finding good, qualified, candidates, which means more time spent training and developing the management team and less time dealing with operational needs.
There are opportunities for advancement and the ability to interact with customer. I also enjoy recruiting, speaking to college classes about our company and the industry. – less