Regional Transportation Manager in Irving, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 6/10/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Regional Transport Manager

The Regional Transport Manager is responsible for the SPLASH Transport (In-House Fleet) budget for Texoma and South Texas and will administer the direction and control of all personnel, assets, and customers assigned to the Transport Operations.  This person will also ensure that the customer interface is managed in the most effective manner, will manage external common carriers’ performance and cost, and the planning and scheduling of company transport vehicles within region to maximize revenue producing opportunities and minimize non-productive down time and excessive overtime.


Position Details:

  • The individual will be responsible for the Transport Operations (In-House Fleet) located in Texas and S Texas and will manage a territory that consists of all shipments encompassing the regions of Southwest, Southeast and Rocky Mountains.  
  • The individual will be responsible to manage the Transport Operations operating budget and be responsible to identify and manage backhaul revenue.
  • The individual will manage a staff of ~97, inclusive of ~90 company drivers and support staff.
  • The individual will be responsible to control assets in excess of $11 million.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Operational and P&L Responsibility for the Transport Group in Irving, Houston and San Antonio
    • Manage the Transport Operation Group’s financial performance to meet or exceed developed budget
    • Identify and manage backhaul operations to meet/exceed budgetary revenue targets
    • Administer the direction and control of assets under control
    • Responsible to manage the BG Transportation budget for assigned region
  • Manage interactions and relationships with customers and stakeholders including Manufacturing Operations, Sales, Distribution, and KDP Suppliers
    • Ensure Transport Operations perform services consistent with consignee needs
    • Develop close partnership with Production and Planning Teams in order to effectively respond and support manufacturing needs
    • Collaborate with Ryder Team in order to maximize common carrier performance and minimize transportation cost 
    • Alignment and communication with Inventory Planning to order to support the replenishment needs of the internal branches
    • Identify inbound opportunities with Procurement and Plant Supply Chain Team
    • Negotiate competitive backhaul rates with Procurement and vendors
    • In conjunction with Fleet, ensure maintenance and fuel costs are below market costs
    • Manage driver performance and take proper disciplinary steps as necessary
    • Manage and retain a designated fleet of drivers
  • Continuous Improvement in both Cost and Service for the Transport Group in Irving, Houston and San Antonio
    • Develop tools to accurately track the operating efficiencies of individual drivers.  Identify drivers operating below goal and develop plans for improvement.
  • Transport Fleet Safety, Training, and DOT Compliance
    • Coordinate and participate in the presentation of training programs on the safe operation of Company Transport vehicles
    • Assist in the establishment and promotion of safety and health programs to reduce industrial accidents and health hazards
    • Ensure Transport Operation complies with all applicable DOT requirements
  • Develop and Maintain Cost and Service Metrics for the Transport Group
    • Develop a balanced scorecard for the Transport Operations performance.  Metrics to include:  Revenue per Truck vs. Cost per truck, Empty miles vs. Productive miles, Asset utilization, cost optimization of all shipping lanes, driver efficiency, Backhaul efficiency/Yield, Common Cost per lane, On Time Service (common carrier & fleet).

Keys to Success:

  • Accountable – Delivers Agenda
  • Aggressive – Acts in Energetic and Urgent Manner and wants to Win
  • Adaptable – Interested in New Ways of doing things
  • Succeeds Despite Obstacles
  • Collaborate - Builds Productive Relationships both Internally and Externally
  • Coaching and People Management Skills
  • Ability to Solve Problems
  • Ability to work in High Pressure Situations
  • Strong Customer Orientation
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Knowledge of the Transportation Industry including Fleet Management
  • Self Motivated
  • Self Directed


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5 years of people management and development
  • 5 years of experience in transportation and distribution

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.