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Logistics Area Leader (Engineering Degree Required)

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Logistics Area Leader

Location: Memphis, TN

Report To: Logistics Manager

Work Arrangements: 100% on-site  

In this role you will:

  • Build capability in Logistics team leaders and technicians to deliver key business results and drive line/area improvements
  • Responsible for engaging the team in meeting Safety, Quality, Production and Cost targets for their line/area
  • Develop and maintain department/team scorecards and review with leadership each month; understand where gaps exist versus results targets and the causes
  • Ensure Key Performance Indicators are established for teams and results are communicated regularly
  • Drive high-performance work culture by engaging with team members on the floor and coaching to problem solve, make decisions, and become self-reliant
  • Leverage High-Performance Organizational principles to develop leadership skills in individuals and the teams
  • Partner with Logistics Manager in developing and delivering business master plan, including key technical and organizational projects
  • Address gaps in line/area performance through the implementation and effective coaching of company Continuous Improvement methodologies; foster a zero-loss culture
  • Responsible for ensuring department issues are driven to root cause and eliminated
  • Understand company policies and procedures and apply consistently across your teams; administer any necessary discipline
  • Oversee training and qualification programs for designated line/area; participate in assessments, ensure effective training, and maintain consistent qualification standards
  • Translate complex information into easily understandable messages to facilitate clear communication and expectations
  • Embrace change and build team buy-in to new initiatives and improvements
  • Manage time and attendance for designated line/area (including payroll approval)
  • Provide performance-based feedback to team leaders and technicians, included annual Performance Appraisals
  • Model the Basic Beliefs and Our Commitment to Each Other
  • Understand Supply Chain software/systems and serve as a resource to team (WMS/Blue Yonder, IMI, Oracle)
  • Track and drive favorable manufacturing variances while ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Ensure peanut usage and variance systems are functioning correctly
  • Identify and support cost savings projects

What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, any discipline
  • 2 years of logistics or manufacturing operational experience as well as experience in leading supervising, supervising, or managing others
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a large organization to deliver business needs
  • Ability to effectively engage on the floor
  • Decisive, proactive and strategic in decision making
  • Strong analytical troubleshooting, problem-solving, and root cause identification skills
  • Effectively works across organization boundaries and with diverse teams
  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to learn new skills/technologies quickly
  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that most effectively supports the organization
  • Willingness to work off-shifts or weekends as needed

Additional skills and experience that we think would make someone successful in this role:

  • Prior people management experience in a high-performance work environment
  • food manufacturing experience

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