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US Foods Manager of Logistics Strategy in Rosemont, Illinois

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At US Foods, we are always developing better strategies to optimize inbound supply chain for our 60+ national distribution locations. This requires our team to continuously develop creative new solutions for transportation, routing, vendor management, mode of transportation, and many other key supply chain issues. Our processes are highly data-driven, and we consider change management a core competency that is critical to our success. Partnering with other US Foods supply chain departments, Logistics is proud to provide operational excellence to our customers!

The Manager of Logistics Strategy will report into the Sr. Manager, Network Strategy & Fleet. The primary purpose of this position is to provide thought leadership, strategic focus, and strong project management for US Foods’ initiatives around central inbound dedicated carrier and private fleet logistics. This role will manage a team of Analysts and work towards driving income growth through route optimization and improvements in supply-chain and inbound distribution network efficiency. This role will have the opportunity to work closely across our entire supplier network of four to five thousand vendor ship locations representing about $500 million in freight revenue as well as interaction and leadership across our entire company’s logistics, operations, replenishment and category management teams.


  • Leverage optimization tools and collaborate with modeling / data sciences teams to create realistic and executable solutions that drive profitability of the business.

  • Design/Enhance asset tracking and optimization via strategic modeling guidance, focusing on business profitability and overall compliance.

  • Effectively communicate, influence, and lead supply-chain decisions, lead change management with operations and other critical stakeholders.

  • Define the Strategy for inbound supply chain while managing 7 team members and ensuring that they are aligned with and executing on that strategy.

  • Lead, implement, and drive positive and effective initiatives across the supply chain to drive profitability of the business via management of central support projects.

  • Analyze current asset performance and drive improvements in freight rates, logistics income, and drive improvements in inbound network to optimize product freight cost.

  • Support optimization of dedicated carrier assets / private assets, by identifying opportunities to leverage available assets within company customer delivery footprint for business hauling.

  • Build and maintain positive and effective relationships among external and internal stakeholders including: Transportation Providers, Suppliers, Operations, Replenishment, and External Customers

  • Lead provider to relationship building process to evaluate and transform supplier freight programs for conversion to USF logistics managed freight.

  • Provide leadership and direction to logistics support and operations teams on company private fleet inbound and dedicated hauling issues.

  • Identify issues that are barriers to logistics freight management and/or a negative influence on freight income as well as areas to optimize supply chain and drive to resolution and implementation.

  • Occasional Travel (approximately 5-15%). Contingent on Company Travel Policies at any given time



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related analytical field. Master’s degree or MBA is a plus

Related Experience/Requirements:

  • 5 years of work experience in strategy, consulting, or supply chain roles

  • Excellent leadership, change management and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated success in bringing together cross-functional stakeholders on large scale initiatives

  • Strong drive to build new profit centers from the ground up


  • Excellent people/change management and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Leverage PowerPoint for effective storytelling to diverse audiences.

  • Working knowledge of leveraging optimization tools and capabilities.

  • Ability to exemplify the US Foods Core Values (Talking Straight, Expecting Excellence, Stop Waste, You Matter, and Teaming Up).


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We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 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 more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

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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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