LD&T Associate Leader
Job Title: LD&T Associate Leader
Location: Lancaster, TX
Category: Transport, Logistics
Transportation function leadership for the PepsiCo Quaker-Gatorade division located in South region and other assigned 3rd party copack shipping locations. Responsible for developing plans required to deliver financial and service goals at target.. Coordination and execution of approximately 47,000 interfacility and customer finished goods shipments at an annual freight cost of ~$38MM+
Insure carrier execution against transportation requirements, meeting requirements of internal and external customers (retail customers, replenishment planning, Global procurement). Support of the annual procurement PepsiCo bid and bid readiness. Development of the right portfolio of carriers for the Atlanta region to insure adequate capacity availability at costs that deliver against our Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and execute against service Key Performance Indicators. Period Performance reporting and score carding across the region and with carriers.
Initiative leadership and alignment with planning and customer service to positively assist in capacity management and support of payload opportunity, Stock Order elimination, intermodal compliance, Less than Truckload consolidation, and overall reduction of Supply Chain costs.
Transportation support of product innovation and timely execution of network transitions/sourcing changes without interruption to the supply chain.
Field transportation employee on boarding & development, and representation/education of the transportation function across assigned facilities within the region (transportation coordinators and Distribution Center Managers).
Management and execution of carrier surge planning; minimize billing/payment disruption to carrier base by supporting freight payment guidelines on surge, spot and Route Guide planned activity.
Support of period regional scorecard with Freight Payment Manager; drive results spot bid market without service interruption and accurate freight payment accruals.
Period financial reviews: Work with the Senior Regional Transportation Manager to develop actionable items and understand deviations from Annual Operating Plan (AOP); work in conjunction with team for financial cause-of-change and forecast alignments.
PepsiCo Power of One Synergies: Active participation in Regional Meetings; drive synergy opportunity through participation with Network Efficiency Managers, leveraging private and dedicated fleets while engaging regional leads in new opportunity and solid understanding of the network, empty mile opportunity, co-load, and define and resolve network challenges.
Active engagement with Distribution Center Managers and Planning teams to properly plan warehouse transportation needs based on production, warehouse capacity and flows and define the right mix of asset/broker mix and the building of collaborative relationships with planning and warehousing.
Manage and define transportation solutions for complex/JIT shipments
Leadership and alignment with the Plano based Net Ops/ETM teams to identify opportunity within Transportation Management System (TMS); accept/reject reporting, standardize action against order flow with tenders and adherence to Transportation Route Guide.
- College degree and a minimum of 5-7 years Logistics/Supply Chain experience, including 3+ years in transportation industry.
- Transportation experience including legal, regulatory and operational issues, including customer service, logistics and carrier operations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to influence across internal/external functions.
- Demonstrated drive for results and sense of urgency; ability to prioritize and address conflict constructively/problem-solve in a multi-tasking environment.
- Strong analytical and negotiating skills.
- Ability to lead, influence and manage stakeholders and project teams from multiple divisions, functions and vendors.
- Ability to lead and manage process change and organizational change.
- Ability to effectively engage and articulate Supply Chain concepts at the tactical levels.
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