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Rail Truck Operations Manager

Decatur, Illinois Tate & Lyle plc

Date: 21-Jun-2018
Location: Decatur, IL, US
Company: Tate & Lyle

Rail & Truck Operations Manager
The Rail & Truck Operations Manager is responsible for operational related activities within the Tate & Lyle transportation group. This position reports to the Director of Transportation, and works closely with other areas in the Supply Chain function, including Warehousing, Sales, Production Planning, Customer Service, Procurement and Technical Support to meet customer expectations. This position will have a strong focus on Rail and Bulk Trucking operations, managing a rail fleet exceeding 6000 railcars for food gradable, bulk liquid and dry products. Areas of responsibility include equipment availability, car maintenance, regulatory compliance, product distribution planning, implementation, and overall car utilization. This position is also responsible for all leased cars service on leased equipment.

* Maintain strategic networks of shops, mobile units, mini-shops and storage yards with strong emphasis on cost controls
* Develop understanding of the T & L North American Supply Chain footprint and make recommendations for improved network utilization and optimization
* Develop and maintain relationships with railroads, bulk, truckload and intermodal carriers
* Interface with customers and trade associations
* Interface with Customer Service, Planning, Sales, Warehousing, Procurement and Production
* Maintain benchmarks and scorecard network
* Track customer complaints and develop solutions
* Ensure use of preferred carriers in contracted lanes
* Coordinate truck capacity during contracting periods to ensure adequate resources
* Crosstrain on all transportation modes within the T & L transportation network
* Visit customer, warehousing and bulk station sites as needed
* Actively participate in development and launch of Transportation Management System
* Travel approximately 20%
* Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills / Education / Experience:
* Bachelor’s degree preferred, plus 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination
* Bulk and van load operating experience preferred
* SAP experience considered a plus
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Strong analytical skills
* Project management skills
* Logical thought process/problem solving skills
* Self-motivated and innovative
* Ability to interface with all disciplines of Tate & Lyle, including customers

Nearest Major Market: Decatur


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