Project Manager in Des Moines, IA at TMC Transportation

Date Posted: 1/14/2023

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Job Description

TMC Transportation is the nation’s largest employee-owned, open deck transportation company. Founded in 1972, and headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, TMC provides expert transportation services and supply-chain management solutions throughout the 48 contiguous states. If you’re seeking a rewarding career at a dynamic company built on integrity, innovation and dedication to quality and customer service, then join us in our Destination of Excellence.

 TMC Offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Ownership - ESOP!

TMC Transportation has an immediate full-time opening for a Project Manager working out of our office in Des Moines, Iowa.


Deliver results by leading and supporting multiple projects that are medium to high complexity.  Manage large stakeholder groups for assigned projects.  Work collaboratively with technology and business stakeholders to achieve the stated objectives, measurable goals, and deliverables of their projects.  Provide mentorship and guidance to Project Manager I.


  • Manage and lead multiple projects that are medium to high complexity.  Will coordinate and organize the efforts for small to medium stakeholder groups for assigned projects.
  • Influence and manage large stakeholder groups, while managing adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams from inception through completion while utilizing the portfolio operating procedures, project management methodology, and project tracking tools to ensure consistency and efficiency. 
  • Establish and maintain effective communications and partnership with the project owner, project managers, TMC leadership, and key stakeholders.
  • Work in tandem with project managers and project leaders to perform project management duties to support the completion of the project through all phases of the project management process, using TMC’s standard project management methodologies.
  • Demonstrate the key drivers of project management effectiveness:  meet deadlines, logically solve problems, recognize and mitigate risks, align project priorities to TMC strategies, connect project priorities to TMC goals, leverage the talent and skills of the right people and tasks, facilitate consensus among stakeholders, objectively evaluate team members, and understand project interdependencies. 
  • Analyze and define business processes to improve operational efficiencies
  • Manage vendor activities, including sourcing, contracting, and implementation of identified vendor involvement through the close of the project.  Oversee vendor and respective deliverables to ensure collaboration, quality, and timeliness.  Ensure vendor management responsibilities are understood and accepted by the project business owner and technology throughout the project and ensure appropriate turnover of vendor responsibilities at the close of the project.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to Project Manager I.
  • Provide regular status reports and dashboards to stakeholders

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or direct and equivalent work experience
  • 3+ yrs. of proven experience managing multiple projects (medium/high complexity)/executed in various methodologies, while managing scope, schedule and budget. 
    • Experience in project leadership, including managing technology related projects
  • Innovative critical thinking skills, including industry-wide knowledge and understanding of technology processing systems
  • Proven ability to be proactive in approach