YRC Freight Manager-Technologies in Overland Park, Kansas


This is a leadership position responsible for managing a team of experienced DBAs and Data Analysts. Through close interaction with IT and business leadership, the Manager ensures that the overall strategic vision and roadmap, business and technical plans are being implemented for the specific project or domain. This position coordinates multiple technically complex projects with high business impact. The Manager is responsible for coaching highly skilled, technical professionals to develop business solutions to meet customer’s needs. This includes thorough and disciplined definition of projects, adequately staffing those projects and continuous over-site to ensure that what is being delivered meets the business expectation. Manager must have strong business and leadership skills as well as enough experience with technology to understand: what is possible given current technology, how trends will affect the roadmap in the future, and how to communicate with business teams to ensure they understand the technology capabilities.


  1. Provides leadership, direction, and day-to-day guidance for team members in support of organizational mission, vision, goals, and strategies. Establish goals and direction for direct reports and provide needed resources, training, leadership and performance feedback. Communicates company and department specific information to team members on a timely and regular basis.

  2. Partners with others to ensure that prioritized projects are adequately staffed. Provides input into the process to ensure that resources are being utilized appropriately.

  3. Manage the team budget within fiscal guidelines by controlling expenditures, capital investments and contractor expenses.

  4. Demonstrates and models excellent customer service. Demonstrates superior knowledge of the business drivers. Aligns key application capabilities/functionality to key business objectives. Works effectively with all organizational levels while proactively strengthening relationships with customers. Understands and relates business needs to team members and internal support groups. Ensures team demonstrates commitment to excellent customer service.

  5. Partners with customers to identify needs for solutions and services; reviews and ensures ongoing performance that meets service level agreements. Provides support in the selection, procurement, usage and maintenance of software programs and hardware. Assumes ownership of IT related customer-impacting events. Coordinates the efforts of personnel to ensure effective resolution of business issues and timely implementation of preventative actions; as well as frequent communication of status.

  6. Recruit and retain qualified employees. Effectively and accurately completes employee performance reviews and follows established guidelines for completion and delivery. Meets with subordinates to discuss performance progress and facilitates performance improvement discussions when needed to ensure standards are met. Challenge employees to develop and execute individual plans. Provides appropriate feedback, follow-up, direction, and resources as necessary for professional development and successful group execution.

  7. Stays abreast of technology trends and industry best practices. Proactively identifies and promotes opportunities to leverage technology, improve processes, reduce operating costs, and increase customer satisfaction.

  8. Promote and ensure adherence to standards, methodologies, processes, and procedures. Participate in the development of standards, tools, methodologies, processes, and procedures across the organization.

  9. May perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  1. Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.

  2. Building Trusting Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.

  3. Collaborating - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.

  4. Communication - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that help them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.

  5. Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

  6. Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.

  7. Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.


  1. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  2. Strong command of how technology brings value to an organization and how to deliver value.

  3. Seven (7) years of proven progressive performance in IT.

  4. Five (5) years of experience in managing the delivery of technical services.

  5. Previous lead or management experience in database and database development technical areas.

  6. Bachelor’s Degree in IT field of study or seven (7) to ten (10) years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  1. Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Administration (2012/2016/2017).

  2. Oracle 11/12 database management.

  3. MS Service Broker, Active Directory.

  4. DB Performance Management (Memory, Disk, CPU optimization, etc.)

  5. Software Licensing/Vendor Management.

  6. Agile experience.

YRC Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

Title: Manager-Technologies

Location: KS-Overland Park

Requisition ID: 1802EJ