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Region Manager- Grocery/Consumer Packaged Goods

Company: Penske
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

*This position can be based out of Dearborn MI, Reading PA, Beachwood OH, or Duluth GA*

Position Summary:

  • The Region Manager will have overall strategic responsibility for a single large strategic grocery customer supporting multiple locations encompassing a broad geographic area. Primary objective is to be the strategic visionary for the account, ensuring a strong continuous improvement and project governance foundation is developed and maintained according to Penske's contractual commitments while ensuring strong business relationship and confidence are established. The region manager is also responsible for building customer satisfaction by focusing on filling the continuous improvement pipeline (1, 3, and 5-year plan), implementing changes and providing strategic analysis both in distribution and network optimization. Pursue vertical growth opportunities through both local customer interaction and customer experience team process.

    Major Responsibilities:
    • Supply Chain Analytics and Network Design: Develop strategic plans to build a continuous improvement pipeline including service and cost impact, working through each initiative, managing the value tracker and project governance process. In conjunction with the customer, develops and maintains landed cost analytics. Identifies and works with the customer on strategic value projects related to distribution channels, inventory planning, transportation optimization and other future growth initiatives.
    • Performance Analytics and Executive Reporting:
    • Develops complete metrics package for driving visibility and improvement across the customer organization. Identifies predictive analytics opportunities that provide the customer with new opportunities to address their network proactively. Responsible for cost to serve initiatives across the entire customer network, both internal and external.
    • Oversee the delivery of products from distribution centers to stores in the most cost-effective manner and achieve precise delivery time goals
    • Coordinate in and outbound freight with carriers
      • Multiple modes - LTL, Van, fresh, frozen, food grade, temp controlled, perishables, etc.
      • Manage transportation budgets, expenses, and invoices to ensure proper claim processing and resolution
      • Communicate with external carriers to resolve issues
      • Respond to emergencies and changing situations to guarantee deliveries to customers
      • Analyze report data to measure transportation performance
      • Communicate with divisions and stores to address and resolve transportation issues
      • Assist with scheduling, receipt, and delivery of the seasonal promotions business
      • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports
      • Monitor and meet all order accuracy requirements, maintaining a customer 1st strategy that focuses on quality receiving and shipping of loads/orders
      • Manage total distribution operations, with an emphasis on supply chain programs to provide lower expense of the product
      • Monitor and report key performance indicators (KPI's) including cost management and store services
      • Track product flow from origin to final delivery.
        • Instill in the operations leadership team and associates that safe performance is a critical element required to achieve success and is a recognized indicator of individual and team effectiveness, actively participate in the development and effective execution of location strategies and performance goals and ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies and company policies and procedures.
        • Ensure compliance by carriers with regulatory parties
          • Understand and stay current on The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
          • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (i.e., decontamination of transport vehicles)
          • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
          • Department of Transportation (DOT)
          • Temperature controlled and tracking
          • Train associates
            Growth / Customer Experience:
            • Understand the competitive landscape of the customer's business across the globe and develop and work with the Customer Experience Team to develop and maintain the strategic growth plan for the customer; establish and maintain relationships with key decision makers at multiple levels within the customer's organization.
              Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor
              -8 - 10 years related logistics experience required
              -5 - 8 years managerial experience, including multi-site P&L responsibility required
              -Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management required
              -Master's or advanced degree preferred.
              -Customer Relationship management, including demonstrated sales success with existing business required
              -Strong change management experience
              -Project Management, including operations start-up and/or closedown experience preferred
              - Continuous Improvement tools LEAN, Six Sigma preferred
              -Engineering and IT awareness, including supply chain modeling, use of routing, Transportation Management (all modes) and Warehouse Management applications preferred
              -Multiple Supply Chain Service Line experience (Transportation, Warehouse, Lead Logistics Provider, etc.) preferred
              -Multi-level presentation & communication skills (internally and externally) required
              -Strong Financial Experience and Problem Solving / Process Improvement and Control skills required
              -Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
              -Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening required.

              Physical Requirements:
              -The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
              -The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
              -While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
              -Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

              Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

              Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing, and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Keywords: Penske, Dearborn , Region Manager- Grocery/Consumer Packaged Goods, Executive , Dearborn, Michigan

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