Senior IT Manager (Supply Chain Transportation Management)

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
Manage IT Systems for the Transportation Portfolio inclusive of both Transportation Management System "TMS" and Pool Shipper Application. Includes a focus on stability, support and system development lifecycle activities for capital projects within Transportation Portfolio.
Project Management: Manages scoping, budget, delivery and resources (both Ross and Contractors) for all IT delivery in both TMS and Pool Shipper.
Strategy: Manages application roadmap in coordination with Architectural Engineering to drive multi-year plans for maintaining and enhancing the applications.
Best Practices: Owns partnership with business to drive best practices utilizing the system's core functionality and data for operational efficiencies and cost savings.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Responsible for managing Transportation IT delivery and support

• Understands the fundamental business activities performed by Ross and the supporting Transportation team
o Evaluates risks and recommends appropriate remediation solutions for identified vulnerabilities

• Drives evaluation and implementation of applications and tools needed by team

• Coordinates work efforts with other teams such as business portfolios, vulnerability team, infrastructure management, security operations, governance & risk; communicates project and operational metrics

• Manages a staff of employees, contractors and vendors and prioritizes project and operational work efforts

• Manages the recruitment, retention, and career development of team including managing, mentoring, and leading internal and external staff

• Develops action plans, schedules, budgets, status reports and other management communications intended to improve the Transportation IT Delivery at Ross

• Defines, develops and maintains strategic and tactical plans, negotiates projects, services and contracts with partners, service providers and consulting firms
o Participates in strategic planning and annual budgeting process

• Stays informed about the latest developments in supply chain and transportation, including new products and services, through on-line news services, technical magazines, professional association memberships, industry conferences, special training seminars, and other methods

• Manage a multi-million-dollar budget (capital and expense)
o Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors

• Monitors current and proposed industry standards relative to the technologies associated with transportation to provide direction and recommendations on changes and the introduction of new processes or products.

COMPETENCIES:

• Conflict Management

• Problem Solving

• Motivating Others

• Customer Focus

• Dealing with Ambiguity

• Organizing

• Communication

• Collaboration

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• At least 10 to 15 years' experience supporting IT systems, processes or capabilities.

• Minimum of 10 years of progressive IT experience with at least 7 years in Transportation (preferred) or Supply Chain and business operations support.

• Minimum 5 years in supervisory position of Transportation (preferred) or Supply Chain application delivery and support.

• A solid understanding of industry best practices for IT Delivery and business analysis; specific demonstrated experience mapping business processes and comparing those processes to industry best practices.

• Demonstrated project management experience.

• Demonstrated ability to manage staff remotely, across multiple time zones.

• Demonstrated ability to anticipate and handle critical situation, negotiating solutions and resolving conflicts.

• Demonstrated ability to execute basic financial analysis, such as ROI.

• Technically competent; able to supervise internal engineer, analysts, consultants and external vendor resources.

• Undergraduate degree in information systems, computer science, or a related technical discipline.

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project and Visio, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

• Experience with data and leveraging reporting to drive results

• Knowledge of servers, storage and network infrastructure.

• Understanding of Transportation Management Technologies

• Some travel may be required

• Graduate degree

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Business Analysts

DISCLAIMER:
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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