Posting Title: Supervisor, Transportation (Unit 302)   Req ID: 4105
Metro Area Location: Atlanta   # of openings: 1


Supervisor, Transportation (Unit 302)

Discover the Difference You Can Make at Gate Gourmet

Gate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the world’s largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry.  For the past 70 years, we have served over 250 carriers in more than 30 countries. Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable meals to over 270 million travelers around the globe.

We are currently looking for a Transportation Supervisor to join our flight kitchen operations team located at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.  Reporting to the Unit Director of Transportation, the Transportation Supervisor coordinates services between the kitchen and drivers and controls activities on the dock.  The Transportation Supervisor is responsible for supervising drivers and driver assistants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures quality production standards are maintained for all accounts.

  • Responsible for obtaining control sheets and making assignments for team drivers to flights daily.

  • Checks dock area to ensure that employees have required equipment and that trucks leave according to scheduled dock departure.

  • Checks that all teams are catering correct aircraft and flights.

  • Ensures that all employees are in compliance with safety procedures and Airport Transport Authority badging requirements.

  • Works with management staff to improve performance of the unit.

  • Assists teams with late flights and equipment changes.

  • Responsible for getting information from airlines on service requirements and updates.

  • Maintains radio contact with Operations Manager, meal planner and leads during operations.

  • Conducts regular checks of the kitchen to ensure no equipment was left behind after flights leave the kitchen.

  • Responsible for security and proper transportation of galleys and maintaining cleanliness of vehicles.

  • Responsible for safety, quality and compliance with customer specifications and regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures.

  • Ensures specifications, airline diagrams, and other standards are accurate according to the airline specifications.

  • Ensures that all products are coded according to Gate Gourmet procedures.

  • Works with maintenance staff to ensure preventive maintenance of machinery and fleet according to schedules, reports maintenance and repair issues in timely manner.

  • Maintains Company policies and procedures as well as specification books for airline customers.

  • Maintains all financial goals related to material, productivity, overtime, and labor goals.

  • Prepares management reports (ex. attendance, HAACP and labor) as required.

  • Responsible for supervising drivers and driver assistants.

  • Trains and monitors employees on proper work procedures to ensure maximum productivity and security with minimum labor and food costs.

  • Responsible for performance evaluation, coaching, counseling and preparing corrective action for employees and liaises appropriately with HR and other support functions.

  • Manages work flow balancing - the division of responsibilities amongst employees on each shift including assignment of responsibilities and workstations.

  • Determines when and whether to call employees in to cover staffing needs (ex. sick calls, vacation relief, medical leaves, volume changes, etc.)

  • In conjunction with department leaders, determines number of employees needed by shift.

  • Responsible for employee retention and monitors employee turnover.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • An Associate's degree or a Bachelor's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of experience working as a delivery driver and/or in a customer service capacity.

  • A minimum of two years supervisory experience working in a high volume, manufacturing, food production, restaurant or catering environment.

  • Experience working in the airline industry preferred.

Job Skills:

  • Must have strong customer service skills.

  • Must have the ability to supervise and motivate others.

  • Must have dedication to excellence and a strong work ethic.

  • Must have attention to detail and compliance oriented.

  • Must have strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Must have the ability to adjust to operational needs as they arise.

  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure and the ability to make good, sound decisions.

  • Must have basic computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Communication Skills:

  • Must be able to express oneself clearly and effectively when speaking and writing to individuals and groups; listening attentively and insuring communication is understood by all parties involved.

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish/Chinese/Mandarin/Vietnamese/Hindi or Polish a plus.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Must have the ability to pass a DMV verification process.

  • Must have a clean driving record that does not contain moving violations and accidents.

  • Must have the ability to obtain Airport Transport Authority badge.

  • Must have the ability to obtain Customs Seal for Airport Transport Authority badge.

  • CDL driver's license a plus. 


  • This position has travel of up to 10% of the time.

Environmental Requirements:

  • Regularly stands, walks, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during shifts of more than 10 hours.

  • In a normal production kitchen facility, there may be physical discomfort due to temperature and noise.

  • Must have the ability to push, pull or maneuver 50 to 75 pounds.

  • Must have the ability to work outdoors 75% to 80% of the time.

  • Must have the ability to work at heights of or about 50 feet.

  • Must have the ability to work weekends and a flexible schedule as needed.

Demonstrated Competencies to be Successful in the Position:

  • Thinking - Information search and analysis, problem resolution skills.

  • Engaging - understanding others, team leadership, developing people.

  • Inspiring - influencing and building relationships, motivating and inspiring, communicating effectively.

  • Achieving - delivering business results under pressure, championing performance improvement, customer focus.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Candidates will be required to go through pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and/or airport fingerprinting.

Gate Gourmet, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!


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