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3PL Operations Manager
Summary
Title:3PL Operations Manager
ID:4225
Department:Transportation/Logistics
Location:Kansas City, MO (LSNA Corporate Headquarters)
Classification:Regular
Status:Full-Time
Description

Company Description

The Lindt Chocolate family of brands - Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover Chocolates, combine to be the 3rd largest chocolate company in the industry. Each brand has carved a unique niche in the hearts of consumers. Our products can be found in major mass, drug, and grocery chains in all 50 states and in company-owned and independent retail locations. With a strong retail presence domestically and abroad, we are poised to meet the needs of our customers for life’s everyday moments, seasonal celebrations, and special occasions.


Position Description

The Warehouse Manager for Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. (LSNA) will be responsible for overseeing 3 warehouse facilities managed by 3rd Party Logistics Service Providers as well as selected company operated facilities.   Responsibility includes all functions of warehouse supplier management including overseeing processes and process improvement for receiving, picking, shipping, quality assurance, tracking, product management, and product placement.  This position will also be responsible for budget achievement, performance, and improvement of safety, quality, cost, and service. 
 

This position will be based in Kansas City, MO and will require 25% domestic travel


Essential functions of this role include:

  • Oversees the inventory control activities for 3 LSNA warehouses managed by 3PLs and 3 company managed warehouses
  • Manages the monthly warehousing accrual process for the 3 LSNA warehouses managed by 3PLs and 3 company managed warehouses
  • Coordinates monthly and yearly capacity allocations for 3PL warehouses with both the internal LSNA team and our Brands
  • Manages, tracks, measures, and reviews key performance metrics with 3PLs based on agreed upon targets
  • Leads daily, weekly, and monthly 3PLs' reviews to insure providers are meeting all negotiated agreements and terms.  Initiates corrective action plans as appropriate
  • Directs the activities for continuous improvement in quality, costs, waste, and training
  • Analyzes material handling and storage problems and provides methods for solving problems to assure improved customer fulfillment
  • Responsible for insuring efficiency and accuracy objectives are met for both the department and individuals in the department
  • Responsible for cross-functional communications and interaction to resolve problems and enhance business processes
  • Works with the Inventory Analyst to insure all Brand required inventory transactions are maintained, including customer holds, quality holds, and inventory analysis
  • Coordinates with the LSNA Transportation team and 3PLs to build seasonal shipping processes and plans
  • Partners with RSC Warehouse Management group to ensure proper allocation and utilization of 5c chamber
  • Coordinates with RSC and 3PLs to improve efficiencies in Direct to Store Delivery (DSD) operations
  • Coordinates with Internal LSNA team and Brands to improve efficiencies and standardization in Ecommerce
  • Coordinates with LSNA Procurement to select outside suppliers to manage monthly warehouse services including HVAC maintenance, pest control, uniforms, etc.
  • Plans, develops, and implements warehouse safety and security programs and activities
  • Researches and recommends new warehouse management systems for an overhaul of current operations
 
TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SHOW HOW YOU MEET THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE REQUIREMENTS

Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years' work experience as a warehouse manager
  • Industry knowledge of food manufacturing regulations and guidelines
  • Expertise in warehouse management procedures and best practices
  • Proven ability to implement process improvement initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of warehousing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Hands on experience with warehouse management software and databases
  • Leadership skills and ability to manage staff
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration
  • Experience in inventory control and processes
  • Experience in warehouse process flow, design, and optimization
  • Experience in supply planning and APICS certification
  • Highly proficient in ERP systems such as SAP, JDE, as well as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Benefits Information

Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, bonus program, generous health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, vision, and other ancillary offerings.   In addition, we have a retirement savings 401K plan, 10 paid holidays, paid personal time off, and generous discounts on our delicious products! 


Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is a newly constituted shared services organization developed to better leverage the Lindt & Sprüngli family of brands (Lindt USA, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover Chocolates) headquartered in North America. 

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

Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.
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