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TMS Manager

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Tate & Lyle Decatur , IL 62523

Posted 5 days ago

TMS Manager

Position Summary

The candidate would ideally have working knowledge of Supply Chain operations, with specific focus on Transportation Planning and Management. The candidate should have a strong understanding of standardized TMS implementation methodology (e.g. Assess / Build / Learn / Execute) and have experience in planning and optimization software to conduct "what if" scenarios for freight consolidation, pooling, scheduling and other analysis. The person should have 3+ years of combined functional and technical experience, with strong familiarity and comfort with relational databases, business process flow diagrams, file manipulation, some ability to write SQL queries and to read PL/SQL code and scripts, etc. This role works closely with Procurement and load planners for the effective and efficient rating of loads. This role owns documenting the process and procedures associated with rate set-up and plays a vital role in the establishment of rate standards for each facility. This role also serves as the subject matter expert for resolving rating issues and connecting with IT for development opportunities associated with rating freight.

Main Responsibilities

  • Participate in cross-functional teams in the design, testing and implementation of TMS software solutions

  • Analyze orders and plan shipment activity using TMS

  • Optimize to include consolidation, best carrier and mode in TMS system

  • Enhance carrier utilization while maintaining customer service and on time deliveries

  • Proactively develop, recommend implement cost savings opportunities

  • Manage planners and create

  • Create Carrier Dashboards

  • Track outbound shipments

  • Measure carrier compliance

  • Ensure customer on time delivery is met through carrier planning

  • Build and maintain carrier relationships

  • Review production planning to ensure adequate capacity with carrier network

  • Work closely with internal external stakeholders to create system based solutions which improve utilization and reduce supply chain costs

  • Management responsibilities for the T&L TMS organizational team

  • Primary manager of roles and access to TMS

  • Proactively develop, recommend implement cost savings opportunities

  • Oversite of load planning and execution within TMS

  • Enhancement of cellular and GPS to measure carrier on time compliance

  • Review anticipated volumes with production and demand planning to ensure adequate capacity with carrier network


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or related field

  • 3-5 years of transportation system experience

  • Experience configuring, and/or integrating freight transportation management system (TMS), preferably Oracle or another leading TMS (Lean, JDA, OTM, Manhattan, etc.) is required.

  • SAP experience preferred


  • Ability to problem solve

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • High degree of analytic skills

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organization and time management skills

  • Ability function well within a cross-functional team environment

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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TMS Manager

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Tate & Lyle