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Manager - Logistics - Hiring Now

Company: Stratas Foods
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Headquartered in Cordova, TN, Stratas Foods is a 50/50 joint venture formed in October 2008 between ACH Food Companies and Archer Daniels Midland Company. Stratas Foods is built on the combined strengths and expertise of these two great parent companies, laid down over the course of over 200 years of combined experience. Stratas will continue to build on this foundation of excellence by providing value added, branded and custom formulated fats and oils solutions to the Food Service, Food Ingredient and Retail sectors. At Stratas Foods we are committed to being the most valued supplier of fats, oils, dressings, mayonnaise and salad dressings to the private label retail bottled oils market in the United States.

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

Job Description

The Logistics Manager position manages and leads the operations associated with the Logistics Department within the manufacturing facility. This position is responsible for efficient, safe and the profitable operation of the department; coordinating plans with scheduling, maintenance, packaging, and quality departments. This position also has responsibility for the implementation of safety and quality systems for the entire department.


1. Effective use of all resources in the warehousing of oil products, including materials, labor, and time.

2. Create measures where needed to verify efficiencies with the development and implementation of action plans for continuous improvement.

3. Establish attainable productivity and performance goals for the department.

4. Train, coach, and develop supervisors and warehouse employees.

5. Develop & maintain operating procedures.

6. Troubleshoot operational problems.

7. Be available for consultation on warehouse problems 24 hours/day.

8. Review the process flow and recommend process flow improvements.

9. Manage the drop lot.

10. Control department spending for overtime & supplies.

11. Foster an atmosphere of teamwork, and use employee involvement groups when appropriate.

12. Communicate & help plan maintenance issues.

13. Ensure food safety rules are being followed.

14. Guarantee safe work behaviors are being followed.

15. Ensure housekeeping standards are being met.

16. Review & appropriately file all paperwork.

17. Complete incident investigations for any accidents or property loss.

18. Oversee daily logistic operations, including crewing, coordination of inbound and outbound transportation, and optimizing inventory levels, to achieve accurate and on-time customer deliveries.

19. Delegate the ordering of supplies in a timely manner for efficient operation.

20. Monitor controlled temperature warehouses to maintain integrity of product.

21. Timely response after investigation for customer complaints and product issues.

22. In a combined effort, with other departments, work toward achieving excellent customer service ratings and maintain or minimize departmental costs within budgeted levels.

23. Develop Logistics team members through coaching, mentoring, and training for growth and advancement; provide back up for salaried employee vacations/leaves.

24. Educate and lead the Team through the warehouse management system.

25. Performs other duties and assignments as directed by the Plant Manager.

Logistics Manager Competencies

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills
  • Analytical Skills - Collect and research data; use intuition and experience to complement data, work flows and procedures
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; demonstrates appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibilities; looks for opportunities
    Education: Prefer Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management, Logistics Management, Business

    Related Experience: 5 or more years of experience in food operations preferred. Leadership experience at staff level, having had salaried people as direct reports. Experience with employee involvement, leading teams through new WMS implementation

    Systems Skills: Must be PC literate with working knowledge of MS Office, and Outlook. Required to have experience with warehouse management system(s)

    Additional Information

    Physical: Sitting/Walking/Climbing as required in a manufacturing environment. On your feet for most of the shift with occasional lifting climbing stairs and ladders including rail cars and trucks. The employee will also be required to use hands, arms and fingers. The physical requirements are they must have the ability to lift 50 pounds, climb stairs, lift, bend, kneel, stand for long periods of time, work in small spaces, and work with heights.

    Sensory: Good Listening Skills; Public speaking abilities to communicate with both hourly and salaried personnel. Along with the listening skills you have to be able to determine the purpose of what you're listening to and prioritize accordingly. Ability to perform sensory testing on in-process and finished product samples, must be able to distinguish issues from taste, smell or sight of the product.

    Mental/Reasoning: Organizational; Decision making ability; Multi-tasking; Must have strong analytical and problem solving abilities to accommodate a quick paced environment (a quick thinker).

    Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status. Associated topics: analyst, inventory control, leader, logistics analyst, manager, supervisor, supply chain, warehouse analyst, warehouse management, warehouse manager

Keywords: Stratas Foods, Decatur , Manager - Logistics - Hiring Now, Executive , Decatur, Illinois

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