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

We're looking for a Logistics Manager (Freight & Transportation) to join our Supply Chain organization to provide ownership of Welch's transportation initiatives.  This person will be responsible for developing and executing cost effective freight strategies that optimize service levels to our customers.   

What You'll Do:

  • Develop the long term Transport Strategy; optimize service and cost; utilize available tools such as strategic sourcing and technology.
  • 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 operating parameters and business rules are aligned with Welch's vision and shipments comply with state and federal standards.
  • Develop, lead and implement cost savings including: proactive cost analysis; optimization by traffic lane; and transport related projects.
  • Manage and maintain transportation routing guide; ensure prompt implementation of new/revised rates

Who You Are:

  • Considerable knowledge of domestic transportation including current industry challenges and strategies to control cost while improving customer service levels.
  • 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.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented with an understanding of the inter-dependencies of logistics processes. Willing to consider solutions optimizing overall department/company benefits such as service versus solely a cost focus.
  • Someone with a 'making it happen' attitude including; acting with urgency, embracing ambiguity, and daring to try.

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 five years of experience in a Transportation and Logistics
  • Experience working in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry is preferred

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results.
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch's products

Welch's is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

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