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Truck Operations Manager

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Date: 21-May-2019

Location: Decatur, IL, US

Company: Tate & Lyle

Truck Operations Manager


The 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 Dry Van and Bulk Trucking operations, bulk liquid and dry van products. Areas of responsibility include capacity, regulatory compliance, product distribution planning, implementation, and overall planning team. This position is also responsible for all day to day operations. 



  • 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 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