Logistics Engineering Manager

Location: Memphis, TN

Logistics Area Leader

Location: Memphis, TN

Report To: Logistics Manager

Work Arrangements: 100% on-site

In this role you will:

  • Develop the capabilities of Logistics team leaders and technicians to achieve business goals and drive improvements in the line/area
  • Ensure the team meets Safety, Quality, Production, and Cost targets for their line/area
  • Create and maintain department/team scorecards, reviewing them with leadership monthly to identify gaps and their causes
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators for teams and regularly communicate the results
  • Engage with team members on the floor, providing coaching to encourage problem-solving, decision-making, and self-reliance
  • Utilize High-Performance Organizational principles to enhance leadership skills in individuals and teams
  • Collaborate with the Logistics Manager to develop and implement the business master plan, including key technical and organizational projects
  • Address performance gaps in the line/area by implementing company Continuous Improvement methodologies and promoting a zero-loss culture
  • Identify and eliminate the root causes of department issues
  • Consistently apply company policies and procedures across teams, administering necessary discipline
  • Oversee training and qualification programs for the designated line/area, ensuring effective training and consistent qualification standards
  • Facilitate clear communication and expectations by translating complex information into easily understandable messages
  • Drive team buy-in to new initiatives and improvements by embracing change
  • Manage time and attendance for the designated line/area, including payroll approval
  • Provide performance-based feedback, including annual Performance Appraisals, to team leaders and technicians
  • Exemplify the Basic Beliefs and Our Commitment to Each Other
  • Use and serve as a resource for Supply Chain software/systems (WMS/Blue Yonder, IMI, Oracle)
  • Track and improve manufacturing variances while ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Maintain the proper functioning of peanut usage and variance systems
  • Identify and support cost-saving projects

What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, any discipline
  • 2 years of logistics or manufacturing operational experience, including experience in leadership, supervision, or management
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a large organization to achieve business objectives
  • Ability to effectively engage with team members on the floor
  • Decisive, proactive, and strategic decision-making skills
  • Strong analytical troubleshooting, problem-solving, and root cause identification abilities
  • Effective collaboration across organizational boundaries and diverse teams
  • Self-motivated, organized, and quick to learn new skills/technologies
  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to support the organization effectively
  • Availability to work off-shifts or weekends as needed

Additional skills and experience that would contribute to success in this role:

  • Prior people management experience in a high-performance work environment
  • Experience in the food manufacturing industry
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