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Strategic HR Solutions, LLC
Posted on Sep 13
Commerce City, CO
Chief Operating Officer (Transportation Industry)
Are you looking for the next great stage in your career? Where you are valued for your expertise, experience and contributions in a professional, profitable organization? We are looking for an experienced, high-energy, professional Chief Operating Officer to help our client bring best transportation practices to all levels of the organization. Our client (an award winning leader in the transloading and trucking industry) is seeking a COO to lead their rapidly growing operation.
The client has a successful 20 year tradition in the transportation and transloading industry with over 50 employees across five locations. They are a dynamic company known for their casual, team-oriented work environment, and dedication to providing opportunities for career growth and advancement to employees at all levels. In addition, the company offers flexible scheduling, excellent benefits and competitive salaries.
Responsible for the operating, financial and quality performance of a highly profitable bulk transportation (rail and trucking), and transloading company’s services. Develops and implements metrics for operations effectiveness and efficiency in delivery. Identifies, grooms and develops leaders; models an excellence-focused and collaborative, professional culture; oversees and manages an organizational plan for staff training and development; strategically analyzes, plans and executes business priorities. Reports to the CEO.
Works with the CEO to establish objectives and growth strategies of the business and develop plans, policies and procedures to implement these directives.
Leads and oversees operations, sales, trucking, finance and human resources.
Develops improvement, investment and growth plans for company bulk transportation and transloading services.
Maintains awareness of the changing business environment thus educating the management team on best practices, new technologies and their impact on the market.
Sets and communicates clear, pre-established business and budget goals with outcome metrics.
Plans strategically for staff development, technology applications and facility, fleet, and equipment needs.
Grooms and develops staff and leaders through a business plan.
Manages and monitors business plan performance to goals; takes appropriate and timely action.
Meets or exceeds business plan and budget commitments.
Identifies key trends that impact transload, trucking and rail industry and company’s business models; plans and takes action appropriately.
Demonstrates strong communications and leadership skills.
Models company mission, vision, and values. Builds positive working relationships internally and externally. Possesses strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Demonstrates strong analytical, financial and business development skills.
Represents the CEO in industry and community activities with professionalism.
Drives high ethical, quality and company performance standards. Commits and leads organization in accordance with RMT’s core values of: customer service, honesty, productivity, leadership, communication, cohesiveness and profitability.
Portrays a high professional image.
Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines.
With the CEO, the COO leads strategic, long-term planning, vision and goal-setting using the ability to “look around corners” to anticipate future opportunities or problems. Takes strategic and pre-emptive action.
. Demonstrates customer focus by seeking out, understanding, and responding to the needs of both internal and external customers.
Communicates passionately, effectively, and persuasively across a diverse set of stakeholders. Creates processes and structures to facilitate effective communication both internally and externally.
. Follow-through on commitments is timely, accurate, and complete. Leads by example.
Building and Managing Teams
. Inspires, motivates, coaches, and develops others. Listens well and continuously learns and seeks advice and feedback from others.
Analyzes and problem solves at highly developed level. Outstanding organizational, financial analysis, forecasting, and P&L skills.
Relentlessly pursues improvement and results. Flexible, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high level of responsibility and multiple priorities. Creates a culture of mutual accountability.
Bachelor’s degree with a major in business, finance or related area required. MBA or Master’s a plus.
Strong operations and business expertise and performance.
Minimum 10 – 12 years’ senior management experience in the transportation (transload and trucking) industry. Experience with rail transportation preferred.
Strong demonstrated business acumen, cost management techniques, financial and operational controls and analysis/reporting.
Proven results-oriented leader, leads by example through strong personal leadership, ability to wield positive impact, coaches and empowers teams to reach full potential, with exceptional interpersonal skills and impeccable ethics.
Provides high-level professional image daily and naturally represents organization as Brand Ambassador.
Exemplary communications: verbal, written and presentation.
Highly collaborative team player with exceptional and demonstrated management skills.
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