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DOT Compliance Manager - Farmers Business Network

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Job Title
DOT Compliance Manager
Job Location
Chicago, IL
Job Description

Company Overview 

Farmers Business Network (FBN) is on a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers and rural communities around the world, transforming how the world farms with an integrated, technology-enabled agricultural platform.

We offer high ROI farm inputs, fintech and sustainability products and services powered by network data, and farm-tested insights from our global farmer community.  Our platform helps FBN members make confident decisions to ensure the economic viability of their farms, while also empowering them to be a part of the solution as the global community confronts its most pressing issues: providing food security for a growing population, transitioning to more sustainable agriculture, and responding to climate change.

We are a dynamic, innovative, and mission-driven AgTech company that offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as boundless career mobility. We are backed by top investors, including Fidelity, ADM, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek. We have been featured in these articles by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and were also named "One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World" by Fast Company Magazine.

JOB OVERVIEW 

The DOT Compliance Manager focuses on maintaining driver standards: eligibility and safety requirements, vehicle programs (personal vs company), ensuring vehicles and drivers of FBN operate safely and within compliance of DOT, Federal, State/Provincial, and Local regulations (US and Canada); and as the SME is accountable for guiding best practices and plans for new regulations and policies. A successful candidate will have experience managing the administration & tactical operations of company-owned, leased, and rented vehicle assets as well as compliance of the authorized employees who operate them. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to driver and motorist safety. 

This position operates in a fast-paced environment and must be able to effectively prioritize & execute the work and drive compliance while also identifying & executing  continuous improvement opportunities. This is an FBN employee-facing and supplier-facing role where project management, and timely and accurate communications with all parties is a must. 

Responsibilities:

  • Cross-functional partner to all areas of the business operating as the Subject Matter Expert for DOT Compliance (US and Canada)
  • Serve as FBN’s Designated Employee Representative (DER) for incident management, drug & alcohol screening administration
  • Partner with existing Fleet Management firms and Fleet Coordinator to ensure robust tracking of leased assets
  • Collaborate with Human Resources during the pre-employment process to ensure employee drivers and contracted drivers are properly credentialed and qualified. 
  • Manage driver qualification evaluations, including drug and alcohol screening, DOT qualifications, MVRs/Driver’s Abstracts, in partnership with Human Resources
  • Manage all facets of DOT Compliance: including all regulatory compliance files - Driver Qualification files, regulatory screenings, PM compliance, roadside violations reporting and resolution process, accident reporting/tracking, permits and licensing, and Hours of Service and ELD, FMCSA Audits. 
  • Manage the IFTA, IRP, UCR and 2290 reporting processes for relevant heavy duty vehicles and trailers
  • Ensure that all drivers understand and procure the licenses and permits they need to legally carry loads to customer destinations, and track compliance
  • Ensure ongoing driver eligibility based on insurance standards; including MVR/Driver’s Abstract reviews
  • Partner with EHS and HR with review, approval and delivery of Fleet safety training programs and processes
  • Facilitate registering & licensing of relevant vehicles
  • Monitor and facilitate compliance to vehicle maintenance schedules
  • Maintain vehicle insurance program accuracy and compliance in collaboration with Legal
  • Govern the use of telematics
  • Provide industry expertise and best practices to relevant business stakeholders
  • Support accident reports
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for any DOT Audit inquiries

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Fleet Management and Transportation required
  • Strong knowledge of fleet management principles, practices, and techniques
  • Strong DOT and FMCSA regulations knowledge; preferably with DOT Compliance Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or related field of study preferred
  • Possess the following key competencies:
    • Organized and detail oriented.
    • Able to multitask, prioritize set goals, and achieve deadlines.
    • Analytical: Proficient in problem solving
    • Collaborative: Demonstrated ability to build relationships while motivating both internal teams and suppliers to meet strategic objectives.
    • Safety-minded: demonstrated commitment to safety
    • Convey a sense of urgency to achieve outcomes and exceed expectations; persist despite obstacles and setbacks
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project, Visio.
  • Strong G-Suite skills: (Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Adaptable to change and comfortable within a dynamic growing organization.
To understand the physical demands of this job, please click this link and refer to Template B
 
The following represents FBN's reasonable estimate of the US national average base salary range for this role based on market data and placement of internal employees: $110,000-$135,000. This salary range may vary based on geography and the higher cost of labor in some metropolitan areas. 
 
Beyond Base Pay, FBN also offers all full-time/permanent employees competitive total compensation packages that include equity compensation, paid holidays plus an additional floating holiday, work flexibility including paid time off and remote work if your role is eligible, parental leave, benefits including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, wellbeing, short & long term disability, life insurance, 401k, HSA employer contributions, and more.
 
FBN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. FBN considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
 
We participate in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program here.
 
FBN is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known limitations for qualified applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance to complete this form or participate in an interview, please let us know.

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Farmers Business Network Headquarters Location

San Carlos, CA

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Farmers Business Network Company Size

Between 500 - 2,000 employees

Farmers Business Network Founded Year

2014

Farmers Business Network Total Amount Raised

$917,899,968

Farmers Business Network Funding Rounds

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  • Series G

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series G

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $175,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $175,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $110,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $110,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $15,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $15,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $3,300,000 USD

  • Series A

    $3,300,000 USD

  • Series A

    $4,600,000 USD

  • Series A

    $4,600,000 USD

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