US Foods Warehouse Optimization Manager, West 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: Yes, 50 % of the Time