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Vice President of Corporate Logistics and Transportation

Location: Fall River, MA, United States
Date Posted: May 10, 2024

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Bringing our love of food to families for five generations!  Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated manufacturer, marketer, and developer of premium fresh prepared foods. We are an engaging team, bringing restaurant-quality products to America including single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups, mac & cheese, and entrées in grocery stores across the country, as well as for hot bars and restaurants. Help us create the finest food experiences including those with specialty certifications that include organic, gluten-free, and low sodium, among others. Join a proven team for growth, success, and a satisfying career!
 
Summary The Vice President of Logistics and Transportation is responsible for $80M in logistics business including the oversight of 10 distribution locations and a transportation network consisting of a small customized internal fleet and a reliance on 3rd party carrier relationships. This individual will also be expected to optimize Blount’s transportation networks for cost-effectiveness and efficiency, manage the negotiation and procurement of annual equipment purchase and/or lease programs, develop and implement innovative technology solutions to better manage driver operations, safety, and improve service levels to our internal and external customers, develop and manage partnerships with third party logistics organizations, and define and articulate operational vision to set focus and work priorities for Transportation and Logistics Operations.
  • The Vice President of Logistics and Transportation will be expected to contribute to the overall growth and profitability of the company by closely collaborating with all members of the extended management team, and by actively promoting and building cross-functional partnerships with other departments.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for transportation and logistics operations aligned with overall business goals.
  • Develop a network wide optimization program to improve service levels, reduce costs, and improve efficiencies.
  • Lead and manage teams responsible for transportation and logistics operations. Recruit, train, and develop staff in both areas including the development of a potential future successor.
  • Lead through data and analytics. Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) for both transportation and logistics operations.
  • Evaluate and implement technological solutions to improve service levels, reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
  • Manage Logistics’ P&L statement of $80m annual spend. Identify opportunities to optimize spending and generate value creation ideas.
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance processes and overall efficiency of the logistics function. Promote a culture of innovation and efficiency within the transportation and logistics teams.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and emerging technologies, identifying opportunities to leverage automation, digitalization, and analytics to drive process efficiencies and enhance overall logistics capabilities.
  • Determine future space requirements and position of finished and raw goods inventories at all warehouses.
  • Standardize procedures to improve efficiency of systems and staff throughout the network.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate demand forecasting, inventory planning, replenishment to minimize stock outs. Ensure sound inventory management, product movement reconciliation, and control processes to maximize inventory accuracy (quantity and value) to meet client expectations.
  • Oversee all logistic vendor/service providers to ensure high quality of service to internal and external customers.
  • Negotiate and implement logistics vendor agreements providing advantageous financial terms and the lowest total cost while also supporting quality operational performance.
  • Establish vendor KPI’s and quarterly performance reviews to effectively evaluate and manage partnerships.
  • Ensure all logistics policies, procedures and operations are compliant with all applicable laws and statutory regulations.
Education and/or Experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, logistics, operations management, or related field  
  • Extensive Experience in Logistics or Supply Chain Management: at least 10 years of experience in logistics or a related field, with several of those years in a senior management role. 
  • Proven Track Record: Demonstrable success in managing logistics operations, improving processes, cost-saving, and efficiently managing a team and logistics operations. 
  • Knowledge of Logistics Software and Tools: Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Transportation Management Systems (TMS), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), and other logistics software. 
  • Data Analysis: Ability to analyze and interpret complex data to make informed decisions. 
  • Industry certifications (like those from the American Production and Inventory Control Society or the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) 
  • Must have strong negotiation skills and the ability to mediate situations among suppliers, employees, and others. 
 Our Total Compensation Package Includes:  
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits.
  • 401k with Company match.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time and holidays.
  • Education Assistance Program.
  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability.
  • Discounts on Blount products at Company retail location.
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus Program.
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