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Ryder System Senior Project Manager- Logistics in Indianapolis, Indiana

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The purpose of the Senior Project Manager- Logistics is to direct and manage the design and implementation of logistics solutions that win new business and expand or continuously improve existing business with improved performance producing higher revenue and margins.





Planning and Directing Project Management and Solution Development:

Directs LPLs, manages or participates in multiple projects (often simultaneously) of multiple projects.

Directs the development of the solution proposal and assists in the presentation and selling of the proposal.

Creates presentations to both internal and external customers.

Directs others in defining the problem, organizing and managing the complexity of the opportunity.

Directs the planning and management of projects and deliverables into successful results.

Obtains the appropriate and necessary resources and applies them efficiently and effectively to the development of the solution.

Develops and maintains the proper prioritization of projects and resources for most efficient results

Development of the Personal and Organizational Proficiency of the Team:

Participates in the strategic planning for the organization.

Identifies, presents and participates in the testing of tools and techniques that enhance the competency of the organization.

Participates actively, including presentations and workshops in related professional and educational organizations to further the individual, team and RIL professional skills.

Responsible to develop and maintain extended resource (outside the company) relationships that complements the capacity and augments the skills of the team.

Recruting and Development of Team:

Responsible for routine contact and fostering of coop and intern relationships with designated schools.

Actively participates in the recruiting and interview process. Coaches and mentors LPLs and LEs

Participates in the indoctrination of new members including LMs and Directors along with persons from other competencies or functions with the company.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree Business Logistics plus eight years combined college and/or relevant equivalent work.


Five (5) years or more experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehouse or industry related field

Three (3) years or more experience Supervisory experience

Two (2) years or more experience Profit and loss experience preferred

Two (2) years or more experience using formal Root Cause Countermeasure Systems preferred


Project management skills. Manage complex logistics projects. Ability to effectively manage Profit and Loss statements may be necessary depending on the complexity and scope of the operation. Perform and manage Resource Planning. Perform Compensation Administration and Human Resource Planning.

Demonstrates problem solving skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Effective leadership skills.

Ability to guide, engage, and impart knowledge to others. Provide coaching, mentoring, logistics training

Builds and manages effective teams.

Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors).

Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environment.

Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills.

Detail oriented with excellent follow-up practices


Knowledge of costing/pricing strategies; intermediate level.

Strong analytical and computer knowledge; advanced level.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of distribution management required; advanced level.

Knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS); intermediate level; preferred.

Knowledge of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) may be required depending on position; intermediate level; preferred.

Knowledge of OSHA ; intermediate level.



Job Category

Project Management

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Ryder operates behind the scenes, managing critical fleet, transportation and supply chain functions for over 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. When you choose Ryder, you get access to industry-leading technology, one of North America’s largest fleet of trucks, an expansive infrastructure of maintenance facilities and warehouses, and some of the most talented people in the industry.