Manager TOP & Unit Planning

Norfolk Southern Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 6 months ago

Requisition 11887: Manager TOP & Unit Planning

Job Description

Primary Purpose

  • Oversees implementation of performance metrics, incorporating statistical quality control procedures to monitor performance against customer commitments and budgeted operating expenses in order to maintain corporate profitability and customer service goals without continuing daily intervention.

  • Works with modelers, marketing, and other planning managers to evaluate schedule changes within the operating plan.

  • Reviews new and existing movements for opportunities to fully optimize current network operations and assets within the scope of the train plan.

Principal Duties

  • Uses knowledge of logistic supply chain methods to effectively develop measurement metrics to monitor Service Agreement performance for merchandise and unit commodities.

  • Works with Marketing representatives, ops planning and Customer Operations to make design train service recommendations to modelers in order to meet customer needs.

  • Communicates plan changes, degree of impact, and defends Network Planning & Optimization's train plan decisions to Marketing.

  • Works with Marketing to conduct traffic profitability analysis and coordination of projects designed to develop new markets and to

improve profitability in existing markets/lanes.

  • Develops and maintains mechanized reports provided by modelers/train plan.

  • Distributes reports and information from modelers/train plan to marketing personnel to promote an understanding of performance levels and where there are deficiencies.

  • Coordinates monthly meetings with commercial planning teams and Marketing teams to ensure forecast model accuracy and changes to market share.

  • Reviews historical accuracy to determine forecast model changes and explain results.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication skills

  • Teamwork

  • Negotiation skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Analytical thinking

  • Detail oriented

  • Problem solving skills

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

Company Overview:

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies.

Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia,

serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers.

Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition,

the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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