Manager of TMS Logistics Systems
Location:
Houston , Texas
Posted:
September 18, 2016
Reference:
33999


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OVERVIEW:
At Sysco, we offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the SR. MANAGER, LOGISTICS SYSTEMS & DATA CONTROL, the MANAGER, LOGISTICS SYSTEMS is responsible for the effective application of the TMS (Transportation Management System) by the corporate logistics user community, internal stakeholders, and 3rd party carrier partners. Will own all continuous improvement related initiatives and functional enhancements, whether system or process, such that the TMS is leveraged to adapt and execute effective optimization of all inbound load planning, service delivery, and cost-to-serve for our operating companies. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Evaluate continuously TMS, EDI, and MDM in relation to changes and demands from within the organization, and/or our customers. Identify system and process strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and recommend solutions to achieve operational efficiencies and delivery excellence. Obtains alignment with cross functional teams within logistics, business technology, and other business unit leaders, and their respective strategies to ensure greater leverage of system efficiencies via the TMS. Works closely with peers and senior level leaders to ensure needs are being met and/or decisions are made for the benefit of the entire enterprise and our customers. Review and translate both internal and external customer requirements, establish prioritization, goals & objectives, and seek business unit approvals. Oversee effective execution of projects to include, but not limited to, obtaining resources, establishing clear project definitions, and delivering results on time and on budget. Develops the principles to system testing methods for inspection, verification and validation, as well as conducting training. Develops SME's (Subject Matter Experts) throughout the Business to ensure other functional areas gain process control and leverage system technology. Actively evaluates and improves any/all related processes and ensures development, implementation, management control, and obtaining global commitment, of Standard Operating Procedures. Has expertise or specialty in some or all aspects of the TMS or related system environments, including EDI, and is in the forefront of keeping abreast of changes in his/her field. Consults with peers on the attitudes and practices throughout the industry to develop an environment of continual improvement in every aspect of the company's products and services. Participate as a team member on any/all projects that benefit the organization. Be the Liaison between the Business and BT relative to the TMS or other system related project/product development. Maintains and updates TMS system parameters as needed to support, monitor, troubleshoot and resolve functional needs and system automation. Participates in TMS Upgrade and new functionality testing, implementation and training. CHALLENGES: Rely on ensuring the right strategic relationships are built upon and enhanced with Operating Company, Business Technology and the TMS provider personnel and other internal business partners that must operate as an extension of our global supply chain network. In-depth support for Center of Excellence (COE) support for TMS functionality. Maintain proper controls, ensuring the data maintenance complies with established processes, policies and procedures. Influence directly and indirectly internal process owners and communicate with individuals at all levels within the organization. SCOPE: This position resides within Corporate Logistics department for Sysco Corp. and has a contributory service and financial impact to the Sysco Merchandising and Supply Chain Services entity. The individual will be tasked to build and upgrade awareness and compliance programs across the organization through process and technology improvement. SKILLS & COMPETENCIES: Education: Bachelor's degree strongly preferred; however, consideration will be given to candidates/associates with equivalent 10 years of experience. Bachelors in either logistics, computer science, or engineering disciplines is highly desirable. Master's degree is a plus. Experience: Minimum 3-5 years' experience within a Logistics and/or Transportation setting. Functional experience within a major TMS (Transportation Management System) required Specific Training: Prefer prior training in MS Office Word and Excel, in addition to MS Outlook. Training in MS Office Access highly beneficial Certification. Certification: Related industry and/or process management certifications from APICS, PMI, ASQ, and/or CSCMP are highly desirable Problem Solving: Strong analytical and attention to detail skills required. Communications: Excels in both verbal and written communication, in addition to having very strong presentation skills. Adaptive communication style based on audience. Influences up, down, and across the organization. Team Commitment: Excels in both verbal and written communication, in addition to having very strong presentation skills. Adaptive communication style based on audience. Influences up, down, and across the organization. Leadership: Expands the capabilities of the organization by providing a challenging, yet supportive work environment; gets others to participate by asking for and using their input on key issues; fosters a growth-oriented, collaborative work environment; focuses the organization on winning; fosters alignment among various parts of the organization. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Will carry company issued Laptop and Mobile device. Expected to have remote access to SYSCO Corp systems/servers when required to do so. Be willing to work overtime and mandatory days set forth by the organization on short-notice. Travel Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This opportunityis available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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