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Trucking - Operations Manager

Texas City, TX, USA Req #1007
Friday, October 9, 2020

The Operations Manager position will provide managerial oversight of Savage’s Texas City Transportation operations, which includes the movement of sulphur and petcoke products via tractor/trailer to and from multiple local refineries and end users.

Responsibilities / Job Duties:   

  • Strive to balance the needs of the Customers, the Team Members and the Company
  • Lead a team of approximately 50 DOT drivers with multiple origins and destinations.  Drivers are underway 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to “zero occurrences” by effectively leading the Safety, Health & Environmental efforts at the operation and successfully managing the Savage Safety Specialist program to complete safety-related tasks and achieve safety goals
  • Manage effective DOT equipment program that maintains strong FMCSA compliance status for approximately 30 tractor / trailer units
  • Develop, oversee and be accountable for the execution of the annual business plan, including budgets, projections and effective cost management, including:
    • Build and maintain strong customer relationships
    • Motivate and improve the quality of Team Members through effective training, Hire Right practices and by example
    • Ensure the maintenance program is meeting or exceeding Savage standards
    • Solve problems and make decisions both individually and in a team environment
    • Align with Savage “Vision and Legacy” to Do the Right Thing, Find a Better Way and Make a Difference



  • Good understanding of and prior experience with logistics and dispatching
  • Knowledge of DOT / FMCSA standards and compliance
  • Understanding of trucking/transportation industry and equipment, including the associated components and maintenance thereof
  • Ability to lead a team in an industrial setting
  • Ability to delegate and/or involve others where appropriate
  • Ability to interact and work effectively with vendors, always maintaining a high level of integrity
  • Must have contract understanding and execution
  • Effective communication with Customers, Team Members and other Team Leaders, treating all with professionalism and care.
  • Hands on, hardworking-self-starter, with mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Ability to travel on occasion for training, benchmarking and other operational support as needed



  • 5 years of management experience in trucking/transportation and supply chain management (Preferred)
  • 4-year degree a plus, but not required
  • Computers (Microsoft Office, Web-Based Software)
  • Project Management
  • Willing to study and learn new technical skills and techniques

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work outdoors in elevated temperature environments alongside field personnel.  Must be able to climb stairs, ladders and on and off material handling equipment.

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Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

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Other details

  • Job Family Team Leader
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date Friday, October 9, 2020
  • Texas City, TX, USA