Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of approximately 4,300 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages Leadership brands such as Duncan Hines baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic shelf-stable pickles and Mrs. Butterworth's and Log Cabin table syrups and Foundation brands such as Armour canned meats, Brooks and Nalley chili and chili ingredients, Comstock and Wilderness pie and pastry fillings and Open Pit barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages Leadership brands such as Birds Eye , Birds Eye Steamfresh , C&W , McKenzie's , and Fresh like vegetables, Birds Eye Voila! complete bagged meals and Van de Kamp's and Mrs. Paul's seafood and Foundation brands such as Lender's bagels, Celeste pizza, Hungry-Man dinners and entr es and Aunt Jemima frozen breakfasts. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks , Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips, Erin s Popcorn, Snyder of Berlin and Husman's in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company ranked on Fortune Magazine s 2011 Top 1000 companies list.
SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position is responsible for expert to expert interface with key customers in Field Sales, providing continuous improvement to our supply chain, logistics, and operations with our customers in the Direct Selling Organization. Activities include network optimization, performance metrics benchmarking and score-carding, customer service and S&OP process improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include administrative and execution of the following; other duties may be assigned.
Provide support for our key account teams, sales representatives and customer service teams, managing expert to expert relationships with the supply chain groups at key customers.
Responsible for transportation analysis, network optimization opportunities with key customers, and subsequent cost savings analysis and the implementation strategies
Work with key customers, shipping sites, and customer service to improve operational and performance metrics.
Benchmark industry leaders for supply chain efficiencies; develop key customer supply chain metrics (minimums acceptable performance criteria) and scorecard Pinnacle logistics performance against those critical metrics.
Recommend best practices and continuous improvement to current S&OP process, and improve field sales forecasting process.
Disseminate monthly scorecards and monitor overall performance against scorecard goals and expectations
Provide recommendations for improvement and cost reduction of reclamation processes. Analyze point to point shipping opportunities (to include Plant Direct shipments) and optimize layer/pallet/case pick expenditures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Carrier and broker contacts
Experience with LTL, FTL, 3PL
Experience with freight and critical delivery situations a plus
BA/BS degree in Business, Engineering, Materials Management or equivalent
Minimum 5 years experience in logistics and transportation
Experience in CPG environment working directly with key retailers.
Cross-functional business team environment experience preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proven ability to lead, influence and motivate others.
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Flexible and adaptable to fast changing environment.
Pinnacle Foods Group is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer