Manage intermodal and rail bids, rates and routing for dry and refrigerated intermodal and rail carriers. Work with the truckload carrier capacity group to convert truck lanes to intermodal or rail to increase LEI savings and provide additional transportation capacity. Assist the NITC group when they have issues with Intermodal /rail carriers. Continually support the SCIM and Supply Chain Planning groups with rates for analysis for possible mode conversions to intermodal and rail. Manage intermodal and rail carrier relationships and conduct quarterly service reviews to insure IMC’s and railroads are meeting Sysco’s core carrier guidelines and service levels.
Secure and manage Cost Effective Carrier Capacity to support the Produce Supply Chain
Develop cost savings initiatives through business case work including mode shifts and supplier conversions
Assist in the national, regional and category management bids. Manage the entire process from bid strategy to final award
Responsible for ensuring Routing Guide Compliance
Work with transportation invoicing and audit department to resolve issues with regard to payment and rates.
Responsible for managing carrier base of 25 to 75 carriers
Conduct business review with top carriers on monthly & quarterly basis
Address carrier performance and develop & implement action plans to improve service
Responsible for supporting 4 US Markets and 1 Canadian Market all OPCOs within those markets
Develop a culture of Continuous Process Improvement
Work closely with Produce Management including SMS and Produce Marketing Directors, Market Logistics Teams, and other internal teams on Supply Chain activities & initiatives
Responsible for delivering against financial & operational metrics for assigned Markets & OPCOs
Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university
3 – 5 years of experience in the transportation industry
Stong understanding of the food industry specifically Produce.
Working knowledge of US DOT regulations.
Negotiating skills and experience working with project management metrics.
Must be able to resolve problems, handle issues quickly and communicate effectively.
Able to present data to upper management, suppliers, customers and peers.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, power point and access.
Knowledge of EDW and Manhattan TMS a plus
About Sysco Corporation
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and non-food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers around the world.