Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Driver Advocate Position

The Schilli Companies are currently looking for the person who will be our first ever driver advocate. Please see the job description below for more information on this new position.

Internal Posting: Driver Advocate Position 

The driver advocate will be responsible for proactively managing all aspects of driver retention activities, including minimizing driver turnover and maximizing seated truck count. This person should enjoy working with other people, especially drivers, while also having the ability to collect, understand, and analyze data to make informed decisions in all aspects of their work. This position will be based out of the Lafayette, Indiana office with a wage range of $55,000 to $65,000 per year. Exact compensation will be based on existing knowledge and skill set. 

Any current employee who is interested in being considered for the position, or who knows of someone who may be a strong fit, should email HRRecruiting@schilli.com with their name, contact information, and updated copy of their resume if readily available. 

  • Researching, building, developing, presenting, and maintaining a progressive retention and driver advocacy program with input from driver managers and the executive leadership team based on honesty, respect, pay, home time/quality of life, equipment, and benefits. 
  • Reporting on metrics for recruiting and retention that positively and negatively influence driver turnover. Metrics include, but are not limited to, miles driven, trending payroll gross and net pay, and home time. 
  • Evaluating and presenting all drivers deemed at risk for resignation through various metrics with a primary focus on drivers who have been employed for 18 months or less. 
  • Effectively retaining employees who are considering leaving the company and continually developing and refining methods to proactively seek drivers at risk of turnover. 
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining a database of communication records with all drivers. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree in business or social science area preferred. 
  • Previous trucking operations experience strongly preferred. 
  • Previous experience with compiling data and producing accurate, informative reports for upper management and executive leadership. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail. 
  • Strong business acumen. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with others across all organizational levels. 
  • Ability to produce quality work as an individual or member of a team. 
  • Ability to utilize strong judgement on assigned tasks. 
  • Proficiency with basic computer functions and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

If you are interested, please email HRRecruiting@schilli.com with their name, contact information, and updated copy of their resume to receive consideration.