US Foods Manager, Logistics Operations in Norwich, Connecticut

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

Manages the planning and network optimization initiatives of the inbound logistics program across all divisions. Measures progress and success of the program against defined AOP targets, identifying opportunities and implementing changes aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness.



  • Develop, implement and manage an efficient and effective freight planning/execution process, which ensures consistency across divisions and carriers, while maximizing freight revenue and reducing transportation costs.

  • Develops and implements the appropriate analytics for measuring planner and specialist efficiency. Holds teams accountable for performance against metrics; implements corrective actions when needed

  • Develop, implement and maintain SOP's for load planning/execution operations within for USF logistics operations.

  • Manage load planning activities, maximizing equipment efficiency and utilization, while reducing expenditure through careful planning and analysis.

  • Manage efforts to establish delivery timelines with vendors and carriers, in alignment with the expectations of USF divisions.

  • Support the development of innovative solutions for the conversion of vendor managed freight to USF managed freight, achieving optimal margin and generating freight income opportunties across USF divisions.

  • Responsible for the managing day-to-day carrier relationships and operations.This position serves as a key liaison between replenishment, distribution center and carriers.

  • Develops tactical business relationships and contributes to long term business plans with each carrier, maximizing service levels and freight income for the company.

  • Serve as subject matter expert in the areas of logistics planning and execution.



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Education/Training: 4 year degree in related field or equivalent years of experience required.

Related Experience: Minimum 7 years experience in transportation, logistics, purchasing, operations or similiar in a large, multi-state environment. Minimum 3 years prior experience supervising subordinates required. Must have prior experience in managing budgets, working within balance sheets and other relevant financial metrics. Prior experience in strategic project management and vendor negotiations required. Experience in 3 rd party customer freight development with the utilization of a private fleet for reduction of empty miles a plus.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated experience running a high volume transaction processing or transportation operation within a TMS system with multiple divisions. Knowledge of foodservice distribution highly preferred. High degree of analytical ability required.. Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, Word required. Knowledge of Microsoft Access preferred.

Maintains Focus and Action: Ability to focus a team/group on the significance of achieving specific business goals. Must be able to communicate what success looks like in order to channel the activity and energy of all involved toward achieving identified results.

Customer Focused: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations of both internal and external business partners; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with customers; continuously looks for ways to provide world class service. Makes it easy for people to work together to improve the Supply Chain.

Analytical and Systems Thinking: Aptitude for making data-based decisions and integrating business information through analyzing the key issues and identifying the critical patterns.

Primary Location: Norwich-CT

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Logistics

Job Level: Manager

Travel: No