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Advanced Drainage Systems Freight Manager in Harrisonville, Missouri

At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the second largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at

The successful candidate must bring high level of ethical, intellectual, professional, and personal values that complement the team.

  • Strategic Mindset – anticipates future trends and implications accurately

  • Decision Quality – relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment when making decisions

  • Customer Focus – identifies opportunities that benefit the business

  • Business Insight – keeps up with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends in the organization, function, and in the marketplace

  • Plans and Aligns – breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions

  • Optimizes Work Processes – seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering

  • Ensures Accountability – establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results

  • Collaborates – works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives

  • Develops Talent – develops others through coaching, feedback, exposure, and stretch assignments

  • Builds Effective Teams – forms teams with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and experience

  • Drives Vision and Purpose – talks about future possibilities in a positive way

  • Courage – faces difficult issues and supports others who do the same

The Freight Manager is responsible for effectively managing all operations within the freight department. This includes order management, customer service, payload efficiencies, equipment maintenance and driver management and administration, including hiring decisions and driver qualification. This position requires the flexibility to work 40+ hours per week and weekends as required.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment

  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to the Plant Manager

  • Manage operations to meet or exceed budget targets

  • Provide excellent customer service; meet or exceed expectations daily

  • Maintain proper communication with customers and CSR’s

  • Manage fleet maintenance, repairs and safety inspections

  • Effectively schedule and plan loads to ensure maximum payload efficiencies

  • Manage driver administration (selection, hiring, training, performance evaluations and discipline)

  • Conduct accident investigations with Plant Manager

  • Conduct and facilitate quarterly and monthly freight safety meetings

  • Ensure compliance with company and Plant policies

  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal DOT regulations and freight issues

  • Understanding of the complexity of dispatching loads

  • Courteous/friendly/positive representation of ADS

  • Familiarity with all ADS products

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • College degree preferred

  • Commercial Driver Training preferred

  • State and Federal DOT compliance training

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous CDL holder and OTR experience

  • Previous customer service experience

ADS supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience, and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. ADS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 2022-12170

External Company Name: Advanced Drainage Systems

External Company URL:

Street: 1811 W. 267th Street