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US Foods Transportation Optimization Manager, Midwest (80% travel) in Chicago, Illinois

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Lead and support Transportation teams in driving optimal performance in all areas of Transportation including safety, quality, and production.


Responsible For The Regional Transportation Teams To Meet Company P&L Targets And Support/Develop Other Transportation Or Supply Chain Initiatives Across The Company;

Identifies Key Opportunities To Leverage And Improve Logistical Efficiencies Across The Supply-Chain Operation, Including; Defining Appropriate Metrics, And Leading The Implementation Of Transportation Strategies And Routing Analytics;

Serves As A Subject Matter Expert In Driver Delivery Work Methods And Transportation Efficiency Techniques;

Develops Forward-Thinking, Transportation Initiatives To Boost Effectiveness Within Supply-Chain, Implementing And Managing Project Work To Improve Driver Performance Through Transportation Management System(Tms) And Labor Planning Tools;

Defines, Develops, And Manages Policies And Procedures, Process Flows And Tools To Boost The Effectiveness Of Operations Within Customer Delivery Transportation, Resulting In Greater Efficiencies Across All Regions And Markets;

Leads Transportation Managers/Supervisors On Effective Communication To Improve Driver Performance In Safety, Quality, And Productivity;

Streamlines The Reporting And Analysis Of Customer Delivery Data Through Core Competencies And Tools/Methods To Identify Opportunities, Create Forecast Models, And Measure Metrics Across Target Areas;

Interfaces Across Cross-Functional Teams To Establish And Boost Alignment And Synergy, Gaining Buy-In From Stakeholders And Leading The Implementation Of Initiatives Within The Transportation Function At The Market;

Develops And Presents Strategic Initiatives Across Us Foods. Thinks Globally And Acts Locally;

Implements New And Modifies Existing Engineered Labor Standards For Transportation;

Performs Process Simulations Before Deploying New Labors Standards To

Assess Impact On Labor Productivity And Applicable Incentive Programs


Bachelor’S Degree In Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering Or Similar Experience Required;

Graduate Degree Preferred.

Related Experience:

Minimum 7 Years Of Progressive Experience In Transportation Management Experience Required, With A Focus On Implementation And Strategy Development, Industrial Engineering And Project Management Experience Preferred;

Experience Working Within A Distribution Environment Highly Valued.


Must Be Proficient In Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Word;

Experience Utilizing A Transportation Management System (Tms, Manhattan, Jda) Preferred;

Experience Performing Data Analytics With Statistics Using Excel And/Or Tableau Required;

Prior Experience Utilizing Customer Routing Packages (I.E. Roadnet, Descartes,) And Optimization Tools (I.E. Llamasoft, Supply Chain Guru And Territory Planner) Preferred.

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US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue.

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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