Transportation Planning Manager - Military veterans preferred

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.
Position Responsibilities
Manage Transportation Operations Planning staff to deliver key service and cost objectives and enhance operational efficiencies.
Partner with Transportation Procurement and Logistics Operations Managers to develop and execute key logistics strategies.
Partner with Customer Service and S&OP regarding service, capacity surges and cost reduction programs.
Manage appointment process and ensure carrier performance including transit audits and carrier execution.
Partner with carrier base to manage carrier score carding to improve both service and cost objectives.
Identify, communicate and lead service improvement initiative, as well as, manage and analyze Customer on time performance programs.
Hire, train, develop and manage performance of transportation logistics staff.
Leverage and enhance Oracle Transportation Management System to build transportation competencies including service and cost analytics and improve efficiencies.
Manage team to ensure execution on appointments and service inclusive of tracking and scorecarding carrier & facility performance
Work with cross functional team on launching new products or enhanced service models to ensure maximizing service
Leverage FourKites system and data to manage service in real time inclusive of communicating with internal and external customers
Develop and implement core standard operating procedures to build repeatable processes.
Develop business analytics to provide network analytic support for business initiative around transportation cost and service execution.
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in related area, logistics or supply chain preferred.
7 years of transportation and/or analytical experience required
Two to Four years of leadership experience in team based environment preferred
Previous supply chain experience required
Demonstrated influencing skills necessary to manage cross-functional and third party reporting relationships and processes.
High competence in large dataset & complex analytical skills
Preferred experience with data visualization such as Tableau
Proficient MS Office; with strength in Excel
SAP and Oracle Transportation Management Systems knowledge a plus
Knowledge of transportation modes, transportation metrics and transportation rate structures a plus
Possess strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills
Solid knowledge of distribution operations and overall supply chain management.
Ability to coach, mentor and develop work of others.
A high sense of urgency.
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.