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TMS Manager

Company: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
Location: Decatur
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

TMS Manager

The TMS Manager partners with Operations, Procurement, IT, 3rd Party IT Vendors and Carriers to manage our Oracle TMS for use in Truck, Rail and Ocean.  In addition to systems maintenance and continuous improvement, the TMS Manager will also be responsible for developing and executing future strategies regarding Transportation Management Systems.  The position is a Functional role but some configuration ability will be needed.

About us

At Tate and Lyle, we are dedicated to making more than extraordinary ingredients. We are a purpose driven company dedicated to improving lives for generations through supporting healthy living, building thriving communities, and caring for our planet. 

Our NOAM Transportation Team is based from our Decatur, Illinois Office.  We oversee ~ 10,000 shipments per month across Truck, Rail and Ocean from a network of plants, warehouses and terminals across North America.

About the role

With a strong working knowledge of Supply Chain operations, with specific focus on Transportation Planning and Management, this functional role serves as the subject matter expert for Transportation Management Systems and connecting with IT for development opportunities. You should have a strong understanding of – standardized TMS implementation methodology (e.g. Assess / Build / Learn / Execute) with experience in configuration, planning and optimization software to conduct “what if” scenarios for freight consolidation, pooling, scheduling and other analysis.

More specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Participating in cross-functional teams in the design, testing and implementation of TMS software solutions.
  • Analyzing orders and planning shipment activity using TMS.
  • Optimizing to include consolidation, best carrier and mode in TMS system.
  • Enhancing carrier utilization while maintaining customer service and on time deliveries.
  • Proactively developing, recommending, implementing cost savings opportunities
  • Creating Carrier Dashboards and measuring Carrier Compliance.
  • Implementing Tracking systems for outbound shipments.
  • Building and maintaining carrier relationships.
  • Reviewing production planning to ensure adequate capacity with carrier network.
  • Working closely with internal external stakeholders to create system based solutions which improve utilization and reduce supply chain costs.
  • Management responsibilities for the T&L 3rd Party TMS support team.
  • Primary manager of roles and access to TMS.
  • Oversite of load planning and execution within TMS.

What you’ll need to have

You will have combined functional and technical experience and strong familiarity and comfort with relational databases, business process flow diagrams, file manipulation, some ability to write SQL queries and to read PL/SQL code and scripts, etc. Plus, the following:

  • 5+ years of experience with TMS Transportation Solutions/Technology
  • Experience configuring, and/or integrating freight transportation management system (TMS), preferably Oracle or another leading TMS (Lean, JDA, OTM, Manhattan, etc.) is required.
  • Experience with 1 or more full lifecycle implementations in a complex environment
  • 5+ years of experience conducting the following activities requirements gathering, Fit-gap analysis, Functional design process, system testing, and solution delivery, UAT support
  • Experience using analytics and metrics to assess Transportation optimization performance, carrier performance and operational performance to identify and quantify improvement opportunities.
  • 3+ years of EDI or XML experience
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • High degree of analytic skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to function well within a cross-functional team environment.


This role is based from our Decatur, Illinois office but note that we are fully remote working until later this year.

What we can offer you

At Tate & Lyle you will have to opportunity to drive end to end to end solutions, while owning a high level of accountability and ownership. Additionally, you will have access to:

  • Flexible working policy
  • Competitive salary & bonus eligibility (based on business performance)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Healthcare/Medical insurance
  • Life assurance


California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.

Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Keywords: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, Decatur , TMS Manager, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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