Transportation Operations Lead Person, PM – Boynton Beach

Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Job ID: 26204BR
Department: Distribution
Date Posted: Nov 14, 2023

$45 - 64k


  • Assisting the Transportation Operations management team in directing the day-to-day activities associated with the planning and execution of our transportation strategy
  • Efficiently executing our outbound delivery and backhaul pick up plan through the optimal assignment of our transportation orders (trips) to our Publix truck drivers in a manner that meets our high service level commitment to our stores
  • Identifying daily staffing needs
  • Dynamically assigning labor and equipment to our daily workload
  • Maximizing on time delivery performance
  • Minimizing operational costs
  • Balancing driver’s workdays
  • Ensuring compliance to all federal and state transportation hours of service (HOS) regulations
  • Making the necessary adjustments to the plan in response to fluctuations in traffic conditions, weather, labor, and workload including unplanned requests from warehousing, manufacturing, and retail
  • Directly interacting with truck drivers, Transportation Operations management, fleet safety, corporate transportation, warehousing, manufacturing and return center associates, serves as a liaison with Warehousing, Manufacturing, and Retail and requires expertise in store locations, our Activity Based Pay system for truck drivers (DCP), our Transportation Driver Performance System (TDPS), our On Board Computer system (OBC), our Publix Transportation operations policies and procedures as well as all transportation related State and Federal regulations.
  • The responsibilities on this posting are not intended to be all-inclusive and additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Be at least 20 years old
  • Have a valid driver’s license and authorization to drive a company vehicle (on or before his or her start date in the position)
  • Have at least one year of experience working in distribution, transportation, or an analytical field
  • Be currently employed as a Publix Distribution associate or have one-year supervisory experience in Distribution or equivalent environment
  • Be able to work nights
  • Have knowledge of software, systems, and applications used in the Transportation Operations
  • Have knowledge of driver activities, functions, and processes
  • Have knowledge of setting up operations schedules
  • Have knowledge of Federal DOT regulations
  • Have knowledge of United States geography
  • Have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Have knowledge of Publix Transportation environment and operations
  • Have knowledge of warehouse shipping operations and impact on outbound transportation
  • Willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, and do whatever it takes in the event of a disaster (e.g., hurricane)
  • Ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner
  • Must be committed to our safety Promise and treat each other with dignity and respect, which includes working safely for ourselves and others
  • Must be driven to provide excellence in customer service
  • Willing to accept change and be a positive change agent
  • Have problem solving skills
  • Have communication skills
  • Have organizational skills
  • Have analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Have leadership skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to train users
  • Ability to act in a professional manner and
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information and matters
  • Successfully complete a battery of assessments administered by Selection & Performance measurement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Boynton Beach Distribution associate
  • Have an Associate’s Degree in Business or Transportation related field
  • Have a minimum of two years of experience in/or knowledge of transportation operations and
  • Have more than two years of supervisory experience in a transportation equivalent environment


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.
Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

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