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Operations Supervisor

Company: Matson
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Matson, Inc. (NYSE:MATX) is a leading U.S. transportation and logistics company. Founded in 1882, our mission is simple: To move freight better than anyone. Our services span the Pacific, where we provide a vital lifeline to the economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and islands in the South Pacific while delivering a wide range of multi-modal services throughout North America. Through our businesses, Matson Navigation, Matson Logistics, Matson Terminals and Span Alaska, we have created a global transportation network defined by on-time arrivals, award winning customer service and industry leader designations. The company's success is entirely employee-driven, the product of a corporate culture and atmosphere that puts high value on professionalism, experience, accountability and respect.

A reflection of our deep roots and historical connection with the islands of Hawaii, our culture was built over more than 100 years on the Hawaiian notion of 'ohana - family. It is why people come to Matson and enjoy long successful careers. Our values and our behaviors are shaped and guided by a sense of obligation to each other and the betterment of the organization. At Matson, it doesn't matter whether you work in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, California, Arizona, Illinois, Georgia or Guam, we strive to "do the right thing," trust in each other and contribute positively to the communities in which we live and work.

If you are searching for a meaningful career filled with challenging assignments, continuous learning opportunities, diverse work environments and social and philanthropic activities, we encourage you to learn more about Matson. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and benefits, company-funded retirement, robust recognition programs and a variety of life and wellness programs. Please visit www.matson.com to learn more about Matson and our open positions. Position Summary:

Responsible for supervising the operations and administrative activities of associates performing yard, warehouse and dispatch functions, while offering quality service to our customer.

Specific Duties & Accountabilities:


  • Supervise the activities related to the yard/warehouse/dispatch functions to ensure customer satisfaction and established profit/production goals are met.

  • Supervise labor within department by utilizing the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in order to maintain a productive and efficient labor climate.

  • Ensure safety standards are maintained to protect associates, cargo and property, i.e. equipment operations and hazardous materials.

  • Maintain fixed and variable expenses for the yard/warehouse and dispatch operations at or below budgeted levels and maintain operating efficiencies.

  • Ensure proper and productive communication with other departments and terminals

  • Responsible for supervising 15-30 bargaining unit employees - Teamster and OPEIU combined

    Technical Requirements/Competencies:


    • Microsoft Suite Computer Programs




      • Word

      • Excel

      • Powerpoint




        Required Education, Experience & Skills:


        • B.A or B.S. degree

        • 5 years' experience in a transportation related field. Experience working with and supervising union employees required.

        • Extensive PC software, report writing and data entry knowledge. Highly organized and detail oriented.

        • Ability to gather and analyze information and make appropriate decisions in a number of conditions under tight time frames to meet cost and service requirements.

        • Ability to exhibit flexibility; adapt to change and stress in ambiguous situations. Able to adapt to changing hours and other variables.

        • Strong supervisory, team-building skills. Ability to establish goals, set priorities and schedule daily responsibilities in a constantly changing environment.

        • Interacts effectively and develops rapport with associates, managers, departments and locations. Must work effectively with customers, vendors and labor groups

        • Evaluate situations and take initiative on issues as needed; adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with individuals and groups, promoting teamwork and cooperation

          Matson is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, AIDS/HIV status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. #MI

          Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including, but not limited to, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. Matson is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, AIDS/HIV status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

          Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including, but not limited to, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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