Transportation Capacity Planning Manager in Lake Forest at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted: 9/17/2022

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Job Title: Transportation Capacity Planning Manager 

City: Lake Forest / State: Illinois                                                   

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…a world of opportunities! We are passionate about achieving results and have fun winning as a team! We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace environment in which individual differences are recognized, respected and appreciated.

At Reynolds Consumer Products, we provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. Are you looking to build a strong career? Then we have an opportunity for you! We are searching for a Transportation Capacity Planning Manager to join our team located at our Corporate office in Lake, Forest, IL.

Your Role:

The Transportation Capacity Planning Manager is responsible for the procurement, development, delegation, and associated performance of freight carrier awards, routing guide compliance and maintenance. The individual will play a critical role in the continual analysis and successful execution of the transportation routing guide, carrier relations and development, and operational continuous improvement. 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify gaps in current transportation routing guide plan via service, cost, network analysis. 
  • Collaborate with materials, supply, demand planning teams to better utilize forecasts and outside input with regard to transportation needs. Proactively communicate with transportation procurement and relevant carriers to ensure plans are in place prior to need.
  • Monitor carrier award compliance and understand drivers for failure.
  • Identify, initiate, and lead initiatives with peers and leaders to mitigate unplanned costs and service impacts.
  • Host daily and weekly carrier communication engagement, including routine carrier score carding calls to collectively understand needs and opportunities for various parties.
  • Identify root cause failures with data and facts at hand; opportunities for improvement internally and externally, and engage relevant peers and managers and provide choice and suggestions for resolution.
  • Provide ongoing support for the development and improvement of reporting, carrier scorecard and contract management.
  • Identify opportunities internally and with external customer and third-party stakeholders to improve transportation chain towards best-in-class.

In this exciting role, you will facilitate tactical & strategic problem resolution while also identifying order consolidations & shipment optimization opportunities.  

You will love it here if…

  • You enjoy solving problems
  • You pay great attention to detail
  • You are a strong leader who enjoys working with a team
  • You are organized and good at managing projects

We need you to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or relatable field, required
  • 5+ years’ experience with supply chain procurement, required
  • 5+ years’ experience in U.S. domestic transportation (shipper or carrier), required
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency level advanced to expert (pivot tables, IF statements, vlookup, etc.), required
  • Multiple TMS, WMS, order management experience, preferred
  • Prior experience with Tableau, PowerBI, preferred

Icing on the cake:

  • Experience in the consumer product goods (CPG) industry
  • Business writing, formal presentation skills and experience, project management, sales experience, a plus
  • Operational, budget-oriented, and customer service mindset, a plus
  • SAP, JDA, a plus 

Want to know more? Check out our website or connect with us on LinkedIn!

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Apply today to join a fast-growing innovative company!

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  Local candidates only, no relocation assistance available

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Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or disability.

Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is The Law Poster:

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The poster and the supplement can be found on this link.

For applicants or employees who are disabled, or require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, you may request assistance by emailing


No recruiter calls or emails please.