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Transportation Manager

occasions caterers - Washington, DC

Renowned catering company Occasions Caterers located in Washington, DC is seeking an energetic and highly motivated person to join our team. Prior experience in fine dining catering or hospitality and a passion for food is desirable.

The position offers a competitive starting salary, benefits, and the opportunity to grow in a creative and fast paced environment.

The Transportation Manager oversees all functions of the Occasions Transportation Department. This position schedules and monitors all deliveries and pick ups, planning efficiently to minimize labor costs while ensuring on time arrivals. In conjunction with the Shipping and Receiving Manager and Manager on Duty, this position manages driver down time to guarantee maximum efficiency. The position oversees the entire fleet including maintenance, and advises on vehicle purchases. Facilitates proper communication and teamwork needed to satisfy internal sales department and other members of the management team.

Essential Functions

  1. Creates a daily run sheet and driver assignment sheet, optimizing delivery routes and ensuring on time deliveries and pick ups.

  2. Oversees the loading of food and equipment into trucks in conjunction with the Shipping and Receiving Manager.

  3. Generates a weekly schedule for staff, minimizing labor costs, while meeting the demands of business.

  4. Interviews and recommends applicants to ensure the transportation department is properly staffed.

  5. Trains and retrains staff; ensures their ability to safely operate equipment; counsels, records and disciplines as necessary.

  6. Maintains the fleet from both a mechanical and cleanliness standpoint. Researches both equipment and vehicles to ensure procurement of the most suitable equipment in terms of performance, safety, reliability and cost.

  7. Generates transportation security lists for the sales team in a timely manner and in the correct format.

  8. Maintains inter-departmental open lines of communication for maximum effectiveness.

  9. Recommends annual budget requirements for the transportation department. Anticipates and requests funding for future personnel requirements. Anticipates and requests funding for future equipment needed.

  10. Fosters and promotes a cooperative working climate, maximizing productivity and employee morale.

  11. Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other company departments to foster aid promote a cooperative and harmonious working relationship.

  12. Provides detailed reporting of accidents, damages, and injuries to VP of Operations and Director of HR.

  13. Controls building security by monitoring cameras and issuing employee entrance key cards.


  1. Technical Capacity.

  2. Problem Solving/Analysis.

  3. Leadership.

  4. Communication Proficiency.

  5. Ethical Conduct.

  6. Financial Management.

  7. Collaboration.

  8. Organizational Skills.

  9. Time Management.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This position works in a warehouse setting, with some outdoor exposure during the workday. 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening, weekend and holiday work may be required as job duties demand.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree and or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.

  2. Five (5) or more years of experience in a fleet management or logistics role.

  3. Technologically savvy; proficient in Microsoft Office.

  4. Preferred experience in hospitality or food service industry.

  5. Familiarity with Washington, D.C. event sites preferred.

  6. Bilingual (second language other than English) preferred.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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15 days 9 hours ago

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Location: Washington, DC

Company Profile:
OCCASIONS CATERERS Full-Service Caterers | Washington D.C., MD & VA | est. 1986 Based in Washington DC, Occasions Caterers is a full-service, boutique caterer, specializing in corporate and social events, including weddings. | Bespoke | Each event is customized with food, service and style details and carefully tailored to each client's vision. | Menu Design | We are current. We approach food with respect for fine ingredients and creative execution. We are innovators, and picky. Recipes are developed and never copied. Great tasting food should be both beautiful and fun to eat. | An Expert Staff | We take great care in selecting the right personnel for each and every event. Our talented team of consultants, on-site supervisors, chefs and waiters are dedicated to the success of each event. | Decor & Equipment | We can also coordinate all equipment needs. Once the style and tone of the event is determined, we will help select all of the details to create one-of-a-kind experiences. | Green Caterer | Certified by the Green Restaurant association as the nation's first "Green Caterer"​, we continue to work with the GRA each year to develop and improve green practices and further reduce waste and our carbon footprint.