Manager Transportation Prcrmnt

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Develops and implements carrier strategies for assigned regions, domestic and/or International, including administration of bid events. Assesses the transportation markets and current state to determine appropriate strategy changes and tactical plans. Executes carrier performance scorecarding process, including improvement actions. Manages carrier contracts and compliance to volume and service commitments. Analyzes transportation cost performance, including resolving variances to planned costs. SCOPE: All transportation sourcing within distribution network, multiple transportation carrier relationships across multiple modes.
Position Responsibilities
Responsible for ensuring a transportation sourcing strategy is developed and executed for assigned categories and regions of the U.S.
Implement and manage carrier and partner relationships, including the administration of carrier bidding and negotiating contract.
Acquire an expert understanding of the transportation markets. Assess the market and determine appropriate strategies and drive tactical plans.
Execution and monitoring of carrier performance score carding, in which service, capacity and cost are measured.
Manage carrier performance to the contractual agreements as well as company expectations for consistent performance on all KPI’s including on-time delivery, status reporting, claims, invoice accuracy, tender acceptance levels and communication.
Ensure that awarded carriers meet all corporate guidelines for contracts, rate addendums to contracts and carrier liability certification.
Forecast and budget transportation spend and identify root cause cost variances to the budget.
Identify and lead initiatives that provide continuous improvement for processes and service, capacity and savings opportunities for the company.
Position Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Business, Logistics or Related Field
3-5 Years Transportation/Procurement Experience
Influence cross functional peers
Strong social interaction and presentation skills
Knowledgeable in TMS and ERP Applications
Demonstrated Leadership and People Management Skills
Ability to lead and participate in teams
Familiarity with governmental regulations, legislations and industry benchmarks for transportation cost components such as fuel, accessorials and mode shifts.
Excellent analytical skills related to modes, rate negotiations and cost analysis
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. Access a plus.
Negotiating expertise
Dedicated Fleet Management, Specialized equipment knowledge a plus
Ability to apply a Zero Loss mentality to our business.
Travel as needed to facilities/carrier meetings.
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.