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Mgr, Transportation Planning

Houston, Texas
Supply Chain and Logistics

Job Description

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Company: Corporate Enclave
Location: US-TX-Houston
Zip Code: 77077
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Position Type: Exempt
Travel Percentage: 0

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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.



The Transportation Planning Manager role is responsible for the coordination of activities related to moving product from supplier locations to Sysco facilities. This role is accountable for driving service improvements at the market level while balancing cost impacts. The Transportation Planning Manager is also responsible for resolving operational issues including the negotiation of spot freight.



  • Ensure that purchase orders are delivered at the right time, to the right place, at the most optimal cost, and on spec.
    • Utilize Manhattan TMS system to plan, optimize, and tender freight within 24 hours of PO creation.
    • Resolve recalled/rejected tenders within 2 business hours from notification of recall/rejection.
    • Identify issues that contribute to the failure of shipments to deliver on time to the day; develop and execute resolution or escalate where necessary.
    • Ensure use of contracted carriers where applicable
    • Responsible for negotiating and awarding spot volume from Sysco's spot board for assigned markets
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues and share information related to shipments.
    • Includes tracking and tracing of shipments to meet agreed upon service metrics, and resolving operational transportation issues.
    • Lead service calls with carrier partners to improve cost performance and resolve systemic issues related to markets.
  • Drive cross-functional teams (CDM, MLM) to develop logistics improvement initiatives within assigned market/geographical region.
  • In partnership with merchandising and inbound logistics team members, proactively manage modifications of the Sysco carrier network due to supplier network changes.
  • Provide back up support to team members when necessary
  • Provide after-hours support to carrier partners


Essential Competencies:

  • Road Transportation
  • Negotiation
  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Communication


Education and / or Experience:

  • 3 years in the transportation industry
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic freight negotiations
  • 3-5 years in truck freight planning and scheduling
  • Professional procurement and negotiation of temperature controlled freight


Professional Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Solid organizational skills



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 opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time

ReqID: 75906