Fleet Supervisor in Romulus, MI at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 6/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Fleet Supervisor at our Romulus, MI Hawthorne Gardening Co location. On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for the execution of all activities related to our fleet.  This position is critical in ensuring timely delivery of products to customers.  The position directly impacts distribution costs to the company but more importantly positively impacts our customers’ experience.


What you’ll do in this role:

  • Plan fleet routing using optimization software. 

  • Manage driver schedules and routes.  

  • Manage driver vacation and planning

  • Facilitate driver safety meetings. 

  • Administer company training programs

  • Monitor driver performance and equipment utilization

  • Monitor DOT safety compliance.

  • Track maintenance schedules and coordinate equipment repairs.

  • Audit pre/post trip inspection reports. 

  • Support HR driver recruitment activities. 

  • Communicate with Customer Service and customers on delivery issues

  • Communicate with leadership on delivery sequence for efficient process flow


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a transportation environment

  • Knowledge of DOT regulations required

  • General computer skills are required (Microsoft Apps, Google Apps, etc.)

  • Ability to float between shifts to conduct effective training is required.

  • Ability to effectively create/update related SOPs as required.

  • Strong attention to details, highly organized, good communication.

  • Strong problem solving skills preferred.

  • A passion for working in a fast-paced environment

  • Attend virtual/physical meetings as required.

  • High energy level and be self-motivated.


These are the leadership qualities you will bring to the table:

  • Communicate Effectively: Whether you are rallying front-line associates, developing and presenting process improvements to leadership or building a cogent narrative for others.

  • Drive Results: You insist on continuous improvement in a rapidly evolving industry.

  • Ensure Accountability: You hold yourself and others accountable to your commitments.

  • Customer Focus: You drive a team to deliver customer-centric solutions.

  • Drive Engagement: Your team is empowered and motivated to delight our customers. You create a climate where that is possible.


What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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