Manager, Logistics Support in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 4/30/2020

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Job Description

Responsible for coordinating efforts among several key groups within the organization including: Transportation, IT, other business units, vendor resources, third party consultants, and external carriers.  Manages carrier portfolio and vendor relationships, developing scorecards and driving accountability through a TMS and other data sources.  Provides analytical, management and process controls in support of administrative and field logistical needs.   Other duties include, requirement gathering, reporting, analytics, field training and internal communication.  Supports the rollout of the supply chain logistics projects and legacy transportation network with an overall Transportation spend more than $240MM in inbound, outbound and international. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works with sponsors, stakeholders and users to develop business requirements for supply chain and legacy transportation systems
  • Liaison between project teams, operational, and internal stakeholders/ IT/Finance/Procurement
  • Identify opportunities for innovation, productivity improvement and savings
  • Analyze all fleet costs to effect optimum efficiency and economy. Develop, implement, and monitor appropriate expense reporting system to permit analysis of vehicle costs
  • Central Point of Contact for Fuel and Commercial Fleet Procurement
  • Partner with Telematics vendor to develop metrics around proper vehicle utilization and asset tracking
  • Serve as company liaison with vendors for issues pertaining to the Fleet.
  • Develop and Manage Relationships with internal company support areas including Legal, Transportation, Risk Management, Capital Accounting and Tax Department.
  • Develop and Manage Relationships with Freight Payment and Audit Provider and other vendors that support corporate and administrative logistics functions
  • Co-develop budget and forecasting of fleet related expenses including Lease expense, maintenance and repair expense, and fuel expense
  • Drives the analysis and modeling of data to identify gaps between current business operations and the TMS and legacy transportation system tool capabilities
  • Documents methodology, business scenarios and test cases resulting from modeling and gap identification
  • Provides the business knowledge to support effective utilization, modeling and implementation of optimization strategies
  • Develop and expand Fleet strategy to support Field Logistics Team
  • Designs and delivers training material required to implement new systems and procedures
  • Develops TMS and legacy transportation systems related metrics and reporting (KPI’s, financial reports, dashboards, etc.)
  • Accountable for overall success projects implemented 
  • Develops people, processes, performance management, and associate development as required by the job
  • Provide financial, statistical and operational analysis in support of key productivity and cost savings opportunities, and deliver action-oriented recommendations, resulting in attainment of goals
  • Identify and analyze data/trends, building correlations between operational metrics that drive both strategic and tactical opportunities
  • Develops, analyzes and disseminates weekly, periodic, and quarterly reports
  • Manages people, processes, budgets, performance management, compliance activities, and associate development as required by the job
  • Understands and demonstrates Advance Auto Parts Core Values
  • Supervises, develops and coaches direct reports in the performance of their duties and alignment of their work to organizational goals
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Superior analytical skills to evaluate new business requirements, issues, understand complex, multidimensional problems and propose appropriate solutions
  • Excellent ability to seek innovative solutions and identify, design and configure the system to meet the company’s business requirements
  • Excellent ability to work on multiple deadline driven projects simultaneously and with a sense of urgency
  • Expert attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge of distribution and transportation processes
  • Experience with Transportation Management Systems (TMS) – JDA Preferable and Fleet Management Systems (FMS) systems such as Mix, XRS, Peoplenet
  • Self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills to interface with business customers on a daily basis as well as related to project work
  • Good presentation skills to articulate ideas, options and solutions to business teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work in (virtual) teams to provide support and business solutions
  • Strong presentation skills with experience conducting workshops to facilitate continuous improvement in the implemented design and training
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of senior management, department heads, managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to create project plans, communication plans, test plans and implementation plans using varied methodology in accordance with company culture and industry standards
  • Exposure to Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence concepts desired.
  • Advanced experience with Excel, Access, SQL, and other database and mining applications
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Experience working in retail environment preferred
  • Supervisory responsibility of a small team of analyst

Education and Experience:                                                 

 Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in general Transportation Systems work, Project Management or QA Testing
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in configuration or integration with ERP, TMS, or Supply Chain applications preferred
  • Fleet Management and other Corporate Logistics Functions