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Sr. Manager - Dedicated Fleet - Zone Technical Logistics

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 11 - Logistics

Date Published: 30-Jan-2024

Ref #: R-78889

Description & Requirements

As a Sr. Manager - Dedicated Fleet, Zone Technical Logistics (ZTL), you will be leading the execution and strategy for the Dedicated Fleet consisting currently of 8 carrier partners and over 900 trucks. This position reports directly to the Associate Director, Logistics Projects ZTL. You will be owning the dedicated fleet strategy for the short and long term. This includes any necessary right sizing of the fleets, establishing and building digital tools to define the future, and optimizing through daily and weekly routines. Additionally, you will be owning fleet KPI's and operational performance and own driving continuous improvement, fleet accountability and communication with these partners.

Lead Dedicated Fleet Right Sizing and Strategy

  • Build continuous processes and routines centered around fleet right sizing and strategy for short- and long-term cost and service goals
  • Gain alignment from Senior Leadership on dedicated fleet strategies
  • Partner with Logistics Operations to execute the optimized dedicated fleet utilization and ensure expected performance
  • Partner with procurement to develop contractual language to meet short- and long-term strategies during annual bid
  • Work side by side with procurement and capacity planning team through the annual bid to ensure core dedicated lanes and awards optimize cost and service for Kraft Heinz

    Dedicated Fleet Optimization - Build the digital future
    • Partner with internal digital team to discover, build, and roll out dedicated fleet optimization and decision making tools
    • Investigate and build business cases for investment(s) in external tools and systems to transform our ways of working within the dedicated fleet space
    • Own end-to-end project management on digital solutions starting with problem definition, scope alignment, vendor selection, to execution and change management
    • Examples of projects: Gate Fast Pass, eBOL, Route Optimizer, Backhaul Finder, Continuous Loop Builder, Invoice audit and processing tool, etc.

      Lead Dedicated Fleet Optimization
      • Lead weekly reviews with leadership on KPI's and specific actions to improve utilization and performance
      • Develop cooperative opportunities with warehouse and customer locations to increase drops, decrease dwell time, and improve communication through actions such as on-site carrier/warehouse meetings
      • Owner of fleet performance and defining KPIs that drive decisions for annual dedicated fleet bids for rate negotiations
      • Design proactive process and communication channels with finance to calculate and communicate year over year cost savings and cost avoidance forecasts and actuals

        Dedicated Fleet Optimization - Operations
        • Own the dedicated fleet transportation KPI results for Monthly Performance Reviews for Sr. Leadership.
        • Create and sustain MPR/QBR routines with fleets to drive performance, relationships, and optimization
        • Guide and support Sr. Analyst of Dedicated Fleet through weekly KPI accountability calls with the fleets
        • Develop and cultivate strong partnership with transportation operations team at Kraft Heinz to enable visibility and accountability across the organization for dedicated fleet performance
        • Actively participate in capacity planning rate reviews when lanes are favorable/unfavorable
        • Establish no touch exception management processes and audit controls around invoice processing and payments

          Travel: 20-30%

          About Us

          Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

          Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

          Why Us

          We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

          Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

          Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

          We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

          Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Chicago , Sr. Manager - Dedicated Fleet - Zone Technical Logistics, IT / Software / Systems , Chicago, Illinois

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