Logistics Senior Manager

| Chicago
The Ops Excellence team at Home Chef is a small but growing group of talented individuals that tackle some of our biggest challenges in operations. Sometimes referred to as Home Chef’s operations “SWAT” team, we work on cross-functional initiatives that help to define the future state of the operations organization. Our projects evolve based on the needs of the business – no two days are the same – but we’re always focused on execution and driving towards positive impact. We pride ourselves on being great problem solvers, thought partners, and go-getters. 

Responsibilities Overview

  • Own Home Chef outbound ecommerce logistics (vendor contracting and weekly shipping logistics) including ~$40M in small parcel spend and multiple line haul TL lanes for all three Home Chef facilities
  • Manage relationship with small parcel carriers (FedEx, UPS, and OnTrac) and the Kroger logistics team
  • Build and own Home Chef retail (in-store sales) logistics discipline using a data-driven approach and keeping efficient plant operations at the forefront; create a flexible logistics network to transport perishable product from Home Chef distribution centers through the Kroger supply chain to Kroger stores
  • Build, lead, and develop a logistics team using cross-functional leadership skills
  • Optimize logistics network to (1) improve product availability for customers, (2) ensure high product quality, and (3) reduce cost

Tools & KPIs

  • Develop sustainable and automated tools that provide real time visibility into logistic network activity and performance
  • Develop tools and/or parcel audit relationships to create visibility into costs and increases billing accuracy
  • Create KPIs that clearly show network and carrier performance and maintain KPIs through regular and accurate reporting
  • Develop a performance management cadence internally and with external carriers that leverages KPIs to make decisions and improve metrics over time; create a culture within team to focus on projects that will drive KPIs
  • Partner with operations technology team to develop technology that enables logistics to achieve its objectives, particularly in data availability and supply chain visibility

Plant Interaction

  • Develop robust logistics processes at the plant that lead to successful tactical execution of logistic program at the plants, with coordination and input from production and warehouse teams
  • Be available and accessible to plant teams including regular visits to the Chicago plant in Bedford Park and be willing to travel to plant locations in Atlanta and San Bernardino
  • Build strong trust-based relationships with plant teams (warehouse & production in particular) and logistics carriers

Qualifications

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: energetic and able to lead change, create vision, and inspire people to achieve goals, in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem solver: Identify issues quickly and bring recommended solutions backed by logic to the discussion
  • Interpersonal savvy: Develop rapport across the organization in order to build consensus for implementing new processes and tools
  • Results oriented: Deal with ambiguity and make timely decisions to get to impact quickly
  • Attention to detail: Organizational skills and ability to manage details of complex systems and operational processes
  • Embody the Home Chef core values of customer first, pursuing excellence, taking ownership, and building a best-in-class team
  • 2+ years of experience in operations, logistics management, management consulting, or equivalent; top ranked candidates with managerial experience strongly preferred
  • Technical ability: While experience using data analysis programs (e.g. Excel and Google Business Apps) are a must, experience using SQL, Python, and/or JavaScript highly desired
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment. Travel to our production facilities in Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles will be required as part of this position (up to ~30% travel)

Perks/Benefits:
-Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first 
 order!
-Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
-Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
-Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
-401k program
-Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
-Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees
-Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge
-Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits
-Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day
-Casual dress
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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