National Express Operations Manager in Chicago, Illinois
National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. We operate across 34 states and three provinces. All organizations share a strong commitment to provide the highest level of transportation safety, quality transportation, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. National Express School (NEXS) operates more than 22,500 school buses, serves more than 550 school districts in 31 states and three provinces, and transports more than 1.3 million students on a daily basis. National Express Transit (NEXT) operations transport more than 22 million passengers annually with more than 2,800 vehicles. National Express Shuttle (WeDriveU) serves more than nine million corporate and university passengers annually. NELLC’s corporate headquarters, located in Lisle, Illinois, houses the administrative and corporate support functions for the organization. Our 290 local customer service centers (CSCs) are supported by regional operations teams located throughout North America. Learn more at nellc.com.
Provides overall CSC operational leadership by directing transportation services, driver training and vehicle maintenance programs to support the operating plan and overall business goals.
Provides staff leadership by promoting and ensuring safe, efficient and effective operations
Monitors staff training requirements and ensure all employees obtain the required skills and abilities to perform their job assignments.
Sets performance expectations, coaches and counsels all direct reports in an effort to meet operational expectations; administers employee discipline as necessary.
Ensure overall compliance with Company policies and/or processes. Escalate violations of policy and procedures with General Manager and/or Corporate personnel.
Oversees compliance with state and federal regulations
Attends meetings with customers and represents company in professional manner
Prepares and submits required customer-related reports in a timely manner.
Documents and manages customer or employee complaints and review customer survey data
Responsible for knowledge of CSC contracts and accompanying operational requirements.
Collects and audits employees' time sheets.
Manages direct and indirect hours to ensure budget requirements are met and collects and audits employees' time sheets as needed.
Examines and reviews the daily exception report.
Approves all expenditures in accord with company guidelines.
Ensures the effective utilization of vehicles.
Oversees the optimization of vehicle routing
High School diploma or equivalent. Some college preferred.
5 years’ work experience required, with 3 years in ground transportation industry preferred; this can be waived with a minimum of 1-year supervisory experience. College education can be substituted for up to 2 years required work experience.
Supervisory experience preferred; specifically experience supervising/training a driver workforce
Strong working knowledge of MS Office Software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) and transportation related software
Strong leadership skills and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational and group presentation skills
Well-developed multi-tasking and time management skills
Possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements
Bi-lingual abilities a plus
At National Express our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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Job: Operations Field
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago-Chicago Transit, IL
Work Locations Chicago Transit, IL (7048_Chicago Transit, IL)2005 West 43rd StreetC/O Durham 7048Chicago, 60609
Organization United States Bus
Employee Status Regular
Job Level Manager
Job Shift Variable
Req ID: 213421