HERBL is California’s largest cannabis distributor and supply chain solutions company servicing more than 850 storefront and non-storefront retail licensees. Founded in 2016, HERBL’s team is composed of distribution and retail experts with extensive experience in large-scale global supply chains. HERBL brings the state's leading cannabis retailers and top brands together through world-class technology, unparalleled service, and high-security, state-of-the-art facilities, and trucks. Exclusive brand partners include the leaders in flower, vapes, edibles, topicals, pre-rolls, and concentrate. To learn more, visit www.HERBL.com.
The Manager, Fleet Operations is responsible for the health, safety, and efficiency of HERBLs transportation fleet. This role manages third party relationships with Vehicle sourcing, maintenance and repair partners and Service Providers and works closely with Operations leaders at HERBL to ensure network capacity is adequate to demand. The Fleet Manager manages to the Transportation budget, tracking vehicle acquisition and run costs, and making recommendations on vehicle usage. They manage and report on daily vehicle status and manages the schedule and rotation of vehicles to maximize their lifespan and maintain cost effective vehicle operating efficiency. Also will maintain the new vehicle build profile and works with building and leasing partners to source HERBL vehicle equipment needs. The Manager, Fleet Operations may have direct reports, and if so, is responsible for setting performance targets and developing the team’s proficiency. Works closely with Sales and Operations, Fleet and Customer Call Center managers, as well as other Cross-functional leaders to deliver an end-to-end service experience that exceeds customer expectation while managing cost and safety priorities in the network.
Manage and maintain vehicle records and reports. Publish daily vehicle status report showing vehicles in and out of service. Work with Customer facing operations teams to reposition vehicles as needed.
Establish and maintain active partnerships with Quality Coachworks, Ryder and other vehicle build, maintenance, and repair partners
Work closely with A/P to ensure invoices are processed efficiently and all licensing and fees related to vehicle fleet are paid timely with no penalties.
Maintain vehicle insurance in good standing
Review and Oversight of Ryder maintenance program, managing costs and service
Track unbudgeted costs and make recommendations to prevent budget overruns and maximize vehicle life.
Track and report on vehicle utilization, mileage, service, and repair issues
Manage communication throughout the organization regarding Vehicle status and performance. Provide regular progress updates and recommendations
Assist LP and Compliance teams with information and decision support for accidents, record-keeping and other issues as needed.
Support fleet retrofits or roll -out of new equipment.
Ensure projects are integrated with other business activities, improvement projects, and the business strategy.
Other duties as assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Puts people at ease.
Is enthusiastic about finding win-win solutions.
Expertise in Omnitracs, Transportation Network and Warehouse operational processes and HERBL end to end Supply Chain optimization strategies.
Skilled at influencing and negotiating
Disciplined in setting and meeting goals in self-directed schedule
Excellent follow through and attention to detail.
Basic to Medium Microsoft Excel (pivot tables & VLOOKUP functions)
Problem Solving / Data Analysis (fluent with analytics using Sales Force, Power BI and Excel)
Strong Decision quality
Hands on experience in Routing and scheduling using Omnitracs
Working knowledge of Blue Yonder Warehouse Management System, and HERBL operational processes
Knowledge of general working practices and regulations governing California cannabis industry.
Strong project management, organizational, analytical, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to apply critical thought processes to develop, recommend and implement strategies and programs that address operational and corporate objectives.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills up and down the organizational hierarchy to include corporate offices.
Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict effectively and problem solve.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
Required Education and Experience:
Must be at least 21 years of age
3-5 years of experience leading teams and/or projects
High School Diploma or GED (preference given to AA or Higher degree).
AA degree minimum with focus on logistics, operations management, customer service or sales
Prior routing and scheduling experience
HERBL is laser-focused on the distribution of naturally derived products, giving all of our attention to supporting brands and retailers in what’s best for their businesses. We believe having company-owned brands inherently creates a conflict of interest, so we have chosen to be a pure play distribution company. By not having company-owned competing brands, you can take comfort in knowing that every action we take is in a brand or retailers best interest.
We care deeply about relationships, integrity, collaboration, and are always committed to doing what is right. We honor this belief when working with our suppliers, our customers, and our team members. The HERBL team is a blend of individuals who have significant experience from many different backgrounds including, but not limited to Supply Chain, Sales, and Operations in high-volume distribution.