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Logistics Manager

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Joplin
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Location:: Joplin, MO - Joplin, MORed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Logistics Manager to join our exciting new pet food business at our Joplin, MO manufacturing plant. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

Purpose of Role

The primary responsibility of this role is to develop and lead strategic logistics initiatives which deliver higher service levels, greater logistics flexibility and capacity, and produce operational efficiencies. The Logistics Manager is responsible for vendor relationships, inbound logistics, on-site/regional finished goods inventory management, customer order management, site warehouse management, and finished goods shipments to warehouses. Build a strong team whose associates cross departmental lines; yet see as their first priority to deliver supply chain excellence to the site while maximizing Customer Service. To create an infrastructure and culture of "continuous improvement" and "lean".

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain Strategies in line with the company goals
  • Identify and eliminate "supply chain" constraints to ensure maximum service levels are obtained
  • Coach and develop leaders and team members to successful results, including identifying training and development needs
  • Lead the execution of cultural changes and activities needed to support the customer supply chain process
  • Maintain contingency plans for time sensitive operations (unscheduled absentees, customer issues, system malfunctions, inventory exceptions, transport equipment issues)
  • Liaison with the Customer Supply Chain Team and works to maximize customer service metrics within the region
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Engages Associates - Communicates a clear and compelling vision that inspires associates
    • Develops Talent - Can assess performance, and does not compromise on talent; Holds development discussions and candid, two-way conversations
    • Delivers Consistent Results - Focuses on objective accountability; Faces challenges head on; Measures performance against goals; Learns from mistakes and applies continuous improvement
    • Creates Collaborative Relationships - Establishes effective relationships; Seeks to understand; Represents own interests and points of view while being fair to others; Is able to flex their style to the changing situations
    • Drive For Results - Pushes others and self; Can be counted on to exceed goals
    • Motivating Others - Empowers others and invites input from each person. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best, and can get the best out of each associate
    • Customer Focus - Have an in-depth knowledge of key customers and anticipate their impact on all elements of the supply chain
    • Directing Others - Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two way dialogue with the others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator
    • Organizational Agility - Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal and informal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations
    • Building Effective Teams - Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team
    • Quality - Understands and can apply Mars quality requirements, such as HACCP, traceability, and product quality
    • Logistics Management - Design the business unit's total execution plan for logistics operations including warehousing requirements, transportation fees, and service level requirements
    • Commercial Awareness - Liaise with the Commercial to build and support commercial decisions to improve the overall business shape
    • Customer Focus - Have in-depth knowledge of key customers and their needs
    • Must be capable of working at elevated heights and or confined space
    • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
    • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
    • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals
    • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to:Food Safety (GMP, HACCP), Food Quality (Product and Process)
    • Q&FS testing practices and procedures, QMP polices and SPC
    • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently


      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, or relevant field
      • 2+ years' experience in Supply Chain Management
      • 3+ years managing people
      • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and business management software, specifically JD Edwards
      • Ability to drive positive change in both processes, systems, and culture
      • Strong internal and external customer focus with great follow-up
      • Proven leadership skills, coaching and developing leaders, and associates
      • Knowledge of GMP's
      • Ability to travel 5% of the time
      • Willing to work occasional weekends
      • Understanding of major functions within the plant and the ability to work directly with all levels and functions
      • Successful completion of a drug and background screen

        Preferred Quali?cations:
        • Advanced Degree
        • Demonstrated experience working in Quality
        • Demonstrated experience working in Safety
        • Thorough technical knowledge of process, equipment, controls and products

          Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request PI127760768

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Joplin , Logistics Manager, Professions , Joplin, Missouri

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