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US Foods Warehouse Optimization Manager Midwest in Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-



  • Identifies key opportunities to leverage and improve processes affecting the warehouse operation, including; defining appropriate metrics, and leading the process improvement and systems initiatives;

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in work methods, efficiency techniques and warehouse management software;

  • Implements efficient slotting to streamline work flow through the warehouse using slot optimization software. Assesses warehouse capacity utilization and coordinates corrective actions with cross functional groups;

  • Develops forward-thinking, warehouse initiatives to boost effectiveness within supply-chain, implementing and managing project work through utilization of warehouse systems (legacy WMS, Red Prairie, Voxware, Manhattan Slot Optimization, BFC Truck Builder, AutoCAD, SimCAD) with a focus on continuous productivity improvement;

  • Defines, develops, and manages policies and procedures, process flows and tools to boost the effectiveness of all warehouse functions, resulting in greater efficiencies across all regions and divisions;

  • Streamlines the reporting and analysis of warehouse labor, slotting, capacity and 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 warehouse functions at the division;

  • Develops and presents proposed strategy initiatives across US Foods;

  • Thinks globally and acts locally.

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status


Education / Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or similar experience required;

  • Graduate degree preferred.

Related Experience/Requirements:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive experience in warehouse with a focus on implementation, and project management preferred;

  • Experience working within a distribution environment highly valued.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word, MS Project and a facility mapping tool (i.e., AutoCAD);

  • Prior experience utilizing labor management system (i.e. Red Prairie) and slot optimization tools (i.e. Manhattan Associates), and experience utilizing a warehouse management system preferred.

Primary Location: Rosemont-IL

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Warehouse

Job Level: Manager

Travel: No