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Intermodal Manager Development Program

Lowell, AR - JB Hunt Corporate


Job Title:
Intermodal Manager Development Program

Supply Chain

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
**The projected start date for this position is early June 2023** Under a direct supervisor, the incumbent will learn the responsibilities and functions performed of multiple corporate intermodal positions by rotating among several different functional areas, developing an intimate knowledge of the entire Intermodal business.

Job Description:

Innovation. Leadership. Personal Growth. J.B. Hunt’s Intermodal business segment has been the leader in engineering transportation solutions to hundreds of unique customers since its creative inception in 1989. As pioneers in the intermodal market, J.B. Hunt quickly became the largest Intermodal provider in the US, operating over 100,000 containers and 6,000 tractors; we control about one third of the domestic intermodal market in North America. We rely on successful Intermodal managers to constantly create new and improved solutions for our customers while also experiencing leadership and personal growth. 

Are You Ready to Advance, Excel, and Grow?  
The highly selective Intermodal Manager Development Program is an accelerated program to develop recent college graduates into high potential management professionals within twelve to fifteen months of joining J.B. Hunt. Designed to be more than just job shadowing, the rotational aspect of the program allows you to quickly become a contributing member of the team as you learn each job function. Throughout your rotations, you will develop strategic operational, forecasting, and analytical skills with specialized training while working in concert with key company personnel. You will work alongside experienced managers while being mentored by a successful Intermodal leader.  Periodic reviews will allow you to receive valuable performance feedback to guide your professional development.  At the conclusion of the program, candidates will be matched and placed in a full-time management position. 
The successful candidate for this role will:  

  • Work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while learning the systems and processes of JB Hunt business operations.  
  • Develop skills in leadership, networking, customer service, and problem solving.  
  • Complete strategic projects, which conclude with a Capstone presentation to senior leadership

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while learning the systems and processes of JB Hunt Intermodal.
  • Identify and maintain key performance indicators for each rotation. Regularly meet with various internal departments to review performance.
  • Manage intermodal shipments moving on trains, ensuring that units depart origins and are available at destinations per railroad provided goals .
  • Provide communication, problem solving, and service implementation plans to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Analyze equipment needs to ensure utilization of company and non-company assets are met for all parties involved.
  • Build, nurture and maintain strong relationships with key rail personnel to achieve optimal communication for on-time service execution.


Minimum Qualification:

  • High School Diploma/GED with 1-2 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelors Degree or 3-4 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry
  • Ability to focus activities on developing and maintaining positive customer relationships
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers
  • Experience in fostering strong customer relationships via delivery on commitments, open communication, and on-going feedback/improvement
  • Ability to measure the quality and quantity of work effort for the purpose of improvement
  • Ability to meet or exceed customer needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner
  • Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.

Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Business Communications, GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:

Job Opening ID:
00489596 Intermodal Manager Development Program (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.”

Posted 23 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

Fortune 500 experience. Career advancement. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.