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Senior Logistics Manager - Transportation

Company: Ecolab Inc.
Location: Naperville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Join Ecolab as a Senior Logistics Manager - Transportation supporting the Nalco Water divisions in Naperville, IL. The individual in this role is responsible for the management of an efficient network of transportation service providers throughout North America that directly contributes towards the companies' safety, service, and savings goals. This position will manage our shipments and SAP workflows for our customer and interfacility shipments in Bulk Truck, Truckload, Intermodal, Less than Full Truckload, Rail and Parcel. This leader has a key role in the supply chain and will foster strong collaborative relationships with all functional and commercial sales areas while leading continuous improvement to safety, service, and savings. The successful candidate must be a self-directed achiever, a strong leader, strategic mindset and an excellent cross-functional collaborator.

What You Will Do:

  • Effectively lead a team of 9 associates accountable for the carrier management, cost performance visibility and improvement initiatives that support a $120+ million outbound spend
  • Develop a strategic roadmap and implementation plan to drive improvement in carrier safety performance, delivery on-time service performance and cost to serve.
  • Fosters collaborative third-party relationships to drive mutually beneficial results and initiatives focused on safety, service and cost in partnership with procurement and logistics safety
  • Leads/supports supply chain continuous improvement projects, delivers timely results, tracks improvements, ensures control, and maintains accountability
  • Drives cross-functional (customer service, planning, manufacturing, warehousing, local logistics, logistics safety, finance) and commercial partnerships to establish and improve network design, work processes and customer solutions.
  • Communicate effectively with commercial and supply chain leadership to ensure stakeholder alignment regarding carrier performance, capacity, actions plans and execution of transportation initiatives
  • Seeks out and quantifies process-improvement opportunities. Assesses/identifies risk to fulfill the objectives. Organizes, plans, reviews, and communicates status of projects managed.
  • Leads freight invoice audit and pay processes along with cost performance visibility
  • Lead talent development, recognition and career progression for team and partner across full Logistics function around talent

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Transportation, Business, Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years in logistics, transportation, warehousing or related operations
  • 5+ years previous supervisory experience
  • No immigration sponsorship for this role

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced degree
  • SAP experience
  • Experience in operational excellence and project management such as TPM, Lean 6 Sigma, Continuous Improvement, etc.
  • Modal experience in bulk truck
  • Experience in managing a chemical supply chain
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal at all levels of the organization

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: Ecolab Inc., Naperville , Senior Logistics Manager - Transportation, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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