TITLE:

Logistics Manager

LOCATION:

Los Angeles CA

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Job ID: EB-4688557041
Category: Sales and Marketing
Location: Los Angeles, CA

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

The Logistics Manager is an integral role for the Operations team reporting directly to the Director, Logistics. This individual will manage transportation and warehouse operations to ensure competitive, cost-efficient, and responsive service for warehouse-delivered products. You will drive the strategic operating plans and objectives to achieve the optimum service levels through cost-efficient, integrated logistics systems. In addition, the Manager, Logistics will lead by example and develop two direct reports, going above and beyond to empower their team. Success in this role will require an individual who takes an owner’s approach to their work, leading with a bias for action and a strong cross-functional partnership, internally and externally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Transportation:

  • Establish transportation budget based on volume forecast that delivers on corporate, cost objectives – Measure cost, capacity and service as it relates to inbound and out-bound transportation
  • Lead quarterly carrier review meetings; Identify improvement areas and align on capacity needs
  • Lead team in developing root cause analysis for OS&Ds and freight claims

Warehousing

  • Establishing warehouse budget based on volume forecast.
  • Partner with 3PL warehousing providers to deliver key metrics in areas of cost, accuracy, and efficiency
  • Continuously assess warehouse network to ensure optimal cost and efficiency
  • Ensure 3PLs are meeting all SGF Quality, Safety and Accounting guidelines
  • Partner with Special Services team to deliver project initiatives at optimal cost

Inventory

  • Maintain daily physical inventory accuracy and system synchronicity between SGF, 3PLs and CoMan locations.
  • Manage the inventory reconciliation process to meet accuracy targets, including the research of inventory discrepancies, root-cause analysis, and deployment of corrective actions to mitigate re-occurrence
  • Manage the cycle count and annual end-of-year physical count process for all locations
  • Monitor inventory levels to ensure in stock levels are met without creating NPI
  • Identify risk(s) to Inventory and Sales team and offer solutions
  • Participate in all other miscellaneous SMPL and departmental tasks, as required
  • Attend departmental/cross-functional meetings
  • Travel Requirements: 10%

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Microsoft Office proficiency; Microsoft D365 knowledge, a plus
  • Excellent Excel skills; Exceptional data analysis and reconciliation skills
  • Demonstrated track record of success in identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to develop diverse talent and create an inclusive work environment
  • Ability to stay on top of industry trends and network with industry leaders on latest technology
  • Comprehensive inventory control module knowledge for WMS, ERP and process manufacturing systems
  • Proven ability to research / reconcile inventory discrepancies, and identify improvement opportunities

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, highly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience working in an Operations / Supply Chain role at a CPG warehouse
  • Minimum 4 years proven experience managing a team and developing talent
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience with external vendor management and negotiations (i.e. KPIs, Scorecards, Performance Improvement, etc.)
  • Experience using Network Optimization software (e.g. Llamasoft) & Analytical Software (PBI, Cliqview, etc.), preferred

** Work is performed in a fast-paced office environment and may be stressful at times. Work may require sitting for long periods of time; requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and fax machine and scanner.

ABOUT SIMPLY GOOD FOODS

Simply Good Foods USA, Inc. is an operating affiliate of The Simply Good Foods Company (Nasdaq: SMPL) (“Simply Good Foods”). Simply Good Foods aims to lead the nutritious snacking movement with trusted brands that offer a variety of convenient, innovative, great-tasting, better-for-you snacks and meal replacements. Our nutritious snacking platform consists of mission-driven brands, including Atkins® and Quest®, that enable consumers to meet their nutritional goals and fuel their healthy lifestyles.

Our approach to nutrition has the potential to change lives and we’re looking for great people to join our team who are committed to providing people a more nutritious way to eat. Simply Good Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. We celebrate diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for our employees.

We recognize that everyone is unique and believe that we should all have equal access to opportunities with organizations that embrace our differences and value the ideas, thoughts, and perspectives we each have to offer. At Simply, we are committed to attracting, developing, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce that infuses equity and belonging throughout our culture and business practices.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

The health, satisfaction and security of our employees and their families are important to us and an important part of reaching our organization’s goals. We offer a total rewards package that includes valuable and competitive compensation and benefit plans. These programs reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining top talent and keeping our staff healthy and secure. The compensation available for this role includes base salary, and an annual short-term bonus. All incentive plans are subject to management and Board of Directors discretion.

• The hiring range for this role is $105,000 – $125,000 annual base salary **.
• The annual short-term incentive target for this role is: 15% of your annual base salary.

** Compensation to commensurate with level of knowledge, skills, and experience applicable to the position.

We understand that each employee’s situation is unique, and so it is our intent to offer an overall benefits package that can be shaped and molded by each employee to fit his or her family’s needs. Our current benefits package, which is available to all full-time employees and their eligible dependents, includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, savings accounts, life and disability coverage, and other voluntary benefits. We also offer time off benefits including vacation time, flexible vacation for exempt positions, sick leave, and parental leave. Please note, however, that Simply Good Foods Company, in its sole discretion, may modify the above benefits package.

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