Transportation Director


New Hampton, Iowa

Reports to:


Required Education and Experience:

High School Diploma required; post High School training at the college or vocational level preferred

Job Requirements:


  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in related discipline
  • Logistics experience required
  • Previous supervisory experience required with demonstrated ability to build effective teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary
  • Computer skills required – Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good customer service skills and approach necessary
  • Ag background a plus

License, Certificate, or Registration: Valid driver’s license required; Class A CDL preferred

Essential Functions:

This position is responsible for planning, organizing, budgeting, and executing truck logistics in efforts to optimize the company’s commodity and freight movements.  The incumbent is responsible for managing a fleet of trucks owned by Five Star Coop, coordinating with department managers to understand freight needs and opportunities, and contracting work from external companies to optimize net revenue.  The incumbent will develop processes to understand related commodity movement and be able to use this information to manage freight synergies: regulations, compliance, tariffs, and process improvements.  The incumbent is expected to make tactical modifications to improve and maximize the truck logistics.  The incumbent must hold the ability to adapt schedules and priorities to changing dynamics.
The incumbent is accountable for the movement of Five Star’s fleet drivers and third party carriers.  This individual will communicate expectations, routes, and other pertinent information.  The incumbent is responsible for creating and maintaining adequate visibility and coordination such that company truck freight strategies are cost-effective, visible, and available to all merchants and product managers, while maintaining full compliance to company safety, regulatory, service and insurance standards.  This person is responsible for coordinating, directing, and managing time for drivers by using best communication methods to the drivers. 
This position will be expected to interface with potential freight suppliers to seek and develop external truck commodity movements to enhance and support existing internal capabilities.  The incumbent is accountable for functions related to managing the external suppliers.  The incumbent will manage and negotiate freight terms and rates with contractors/suppliers.  This incumbent is responsible to provide excellent service to external customers to maintain a critical piece of this business.  In this regard, the incumbent is responsible to perform an accurate audit of all truck freight invoices as submitted by each carrier for payment, as well as manage the compliance and insurance standards required by Five Star Coop.
The incumbent must determine delivery efficiency, and negotiate best rates, while providing extraordinary service to the internal customer.  The incumbent is required to oversee related freight statements, rate proposals, rate charts, and routing guides to confirm company freight payables and eventual payments.  The incumbent communicates frequently with merchants and product managers to enable on-going and new trade and to maximize volumes, create gross profit and to serve our origin and destination customers.  The incumbent must serve as a company resource, advising and consulting with managers from various business units on issues as they relate to truck freight logistics.  The incumbent will contribute to discussions and decisions processes offering information on current regulations, tariffs, and rate negotiations processes.  The incumbent is required to maintain an open and candid relationship with supervisor and others so issues are addressed appropriately, as well as generate and provide accurate reports to management or other requesting personnel.

Contact Information

Amanda Kramer
Human Resources Manager
(641) 394-6142


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