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Director of Operations

Vancouver, BC
Director of Operations

Avanta Consulting has been retained by our client, a leading transportation company, to search for a Director of Operations.
 
Key responsibilities include:
  • Organize office operations and procedures
  • Ensure schedules and objectives are met
  • Supervise and motivate staff
  • To train and monitor the development of staff and give regular detailed reviews
  • Assist in organising, planning and implementing strategy
  • Driver training course
  • Shop bills and vehicle maintenance records and break downs per vehicle
  • Secure adherence to company’s policies and guidelines
  • Create Limo/Taxi Book reports, analyze and interpret the data to management
  • Coordinate with dispatch to manage all communication for single and group bookings as well as arrange and over see manifests
  • Take direction and work with management
  • Manage change implement board driven ideas
  • Collaborate with the board to understand and inform marketing strategy in service to the projects objective
  • To market the company and stay in line with all trends in the industry
  • Create and execute project plans, including deadlines, specs, assets, budget, vendor coordination, status updates, approvals and final delivery
  • Other duties may arise from time to time and be assigned to the employee
  • Develop marketing strategy for the company
  • Planning and implementing promotional campaigns
  • To retain customer accounts
  • To open new accounts and revenue
  • Directing of all transportation activities and relationships
  • Monitoring transport costs/revenues. Objective is to lower operating costs while increasing revenue
Successful candidates will have:
  • 5 years of experience required in a supervisory or management role, preferably in the transportation industry
  • Post secondary or equivalent experience an asset
  • Excellent leadership and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
  • Direct experience with staff scheduling in a variable work volume environment
  • MS Office proficiency necessary
  • Experience in a 24 x 7 operation, preferably in the transportation industry
 
At Avanta Consulting we believe in ‘cultivating connections to the working world.’
 
Our business is about making and building relationships. We find top quality candidates for our clients and help their businesses grow.
 
Our vision is ‘we will change the way you grow’.
 
Our values include ownership, responsibility and accountability and our staff adhere these and ensure we deliver quality and integrity while exceeding client expectations in talent acquisition. We are a fun, passionate and close-knit team of executive recruiters that are dedicated to providing clients with a unique approach to recruiting – proactively headhunting and delivering hard-to-find candidates on a consistent basis.
 
How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Looking forward to hearing from you!
 
Sincerely,
 
The Avanta team
 
 
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