• Supply Chain - Logistics
  • Concord, MA, USA
  • Full Time


We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together.

Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. If you're passionate about achieving goals, trying new things and making an impact every day, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a Corporate Logistics Manager (Transportation & Warehousing) to join our Supply Chain organization and provide ownership of Welch's logistics initiatives. This leader will be responsible for administering the day-to-day operational execution as well as developing and implementing cost effective strategies that optimize service levels to our customers within our financial targets.

What You'll Do:
• Develop the long term Transport & Warehousing Strategy; optimize service and cost; utilize available tools such as strategic sourcing and technology.
• Lead and mentor our team of Transportation & Warehousing professionals.
• Negotiate with transportation service providers for cost-effective rates and sufficient capacity to support Welch's business and customer service requirements.
• Primary interface with Finance team in the development of annual budgets, ongoing 'outlooks' and variance reconciliations. 'Own' the numbers; identify and document key opportunities and risks.
• Manage 3PL relationships ensuring the operating parameters and business rules align with Welch's vision and that shipments comply with state and federal standards.
• Develop, lead and implement cost savings including: proactive cost analysis; optimization by traffic lane; and transport/warehousing related projects.
• Manage multiple Warehouses across our channels and business segments, including eCommerce and Variety Pack/Display Pallet (MODs) Programs
• Establish operational and financial plans which support company business goals and commitments; drive achievement of plans through relentless focus on execution
• Develop and maintain relevant key performance indicators such as 3PL Scorecards and FEFO Adherence
• Lead continuous improvement programs and manage our projects to deliver sustainable performance
• Work closely with internal and external resources in support of the business; including: Finance, Materials Planning/Inbounds, CoMfg, Customer Operations, Manufacturing, Sales, IT, HR, 3PL Warehouses, and TMS & Transport service providers.

Who You Are:
• Considerable knowledge of domestic transportation and warehousing including current industry challenges and strategies to control cost while improving customer service levels.
• Leader with the ability to motivate, develop and optimize a team of diverse individuals
• Proven experience in developing and managing external partnerships and outsourced/hybrid models.
• Possesses strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Ability to assess information, extract/summarize key factors, prepare and present findings to management in a succinct and professional manner.
• Proven leader of Logistics' functions, preferably within the CPG vertical
• Results oriented and performance driven against challenging KPI's
• Analytical, with the ability to translate numbers into action
• Understands the needs of the customer and consumer by using technology, data and insights.
• Makes decisions that positively impact the current and future state of the business.
• Works relentlessly to overachieve, anticipate obstacles, and creates plans to overcome them.
• Sets stretch goals and plans to achieve them.
• Develops meaningful relationships and collaborates across departments.
• Engages in healthy dialogue and makes decisions with Welch's best interest in mind.
• Continuously changes the status quo and seeks ways to improve and develop.

What You'll Need:
• A Bachelor's Degree (Logistics, Supply Chain, or Business Administration preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
• Minimum of 7+ years of experience in Transportation and Logistics
• Experience working in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry is preferred
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing teams
• Lean Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt) or other Continuous Improvement Certification preferred
• Experience with Warehouse Management Systems and Transportation Management (TMS); experience with Oracle a plus
• Ability to travel up to 20%

What You'll Enjoy:
- Organization with a bold, clear purpose.
- Authentic culture that supports working together to deliver results.
- Workplace where teams care about each other and your voice is heard.
- Core and voluntary benefits so you can choose the right recipe for you.
- Generous 401(k) plan with annual company match.
- Flexible schedules so you can balance your work life priorities.
- Learning and development opportunities with coaching.
- Safe and clean working environment.

Welch's believes that our differences make the difference, and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Vets.

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