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Transportation Optimization Lead (Intercompany Network)
Summary
Title:Transportation Optimization Lead (Intercompany Network)
ID:6689
Department:Transportation/Logistics
Location:Kansas City, MO (LSNA Corporate Headquarters)
Classification:Regular
Status:Full-Time
Description
Job Description
The Transportation Optimization Lead (Intercompany Network) will manage activities relative to building a transportation operational plan that will support successful optimization of the distribution network for intercompany shipments. The role will work directly with transportation load planners, warehouse partners, manufacturing locations, inventory deployment teams, and carrier partners to execute end-to-end distribution optimization. The position determines the optimal route for orders to provide exceptional service at the lowest distribution cost. Will have continuous improvement responsibility over transportation network efficiency.
  • Lead and collaborate with Transportation Planners, overseeing a network of 5 manufacturing sites and 5 additional distribution centers
  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset to drive process, system, and performance improvement across the network
  • Analyze recurring service failures and implement corrective actions
  • Responsible for maximizing trailer utilization, mode optimization, and plant/DC shipping and receiving constraints
  • Network analysis and process improvement
  • Resolve escalated delivery issues and follow-up with ongoing communication
  • Attend daily load plan review calls with distribution centers to finalize optimal plan considering service targets, supply chain cost, and resource capacity
  • Effectively communicate with inventory deployment teams, DCs, and carriers
  • Work daily within Transportation Management System (TMS) for scheduling, reporting, and analytics
  • Special projects and duties as assigned by management

TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SHOW HOW YOU MEET THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE REQUIREMENTS

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated successful interaction with cross-functional teams and working with all levels of management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of TMS
  • Ability to prioritize and organize assignments

Preferred Qualifications
  • 4+ years of experience in refrigerated transportation
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Logistics
  • Experience in food and beverage/consumer-packaged goods industry

Company Description
Lindt and Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is the Supply Chain and Business Shared Services Company supporting the Lindt & Sprüngli family of brands (Lindt USA, Ghirardelli Chocolates and Russell Stover Chocolates), headquartered in Kansas City, MO.

Employment by Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, and satisfactory employment and background checks.

Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.  Principals only, please.
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