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Supply Chain Manager of Execution at United Natural Foods Inc

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Job Description:

Position Purpose:

This role will partner with the Director of Logistics and the Supply Chain leadership team on strategic initiatives and execution.  Serving as the Logistics point on all Supply Chain initiatives, this individual will have varying level of work effort   on different projects driving cost savings and process improvement.  Responsibilities include functional and operational expertise and guidance, project   support, and analysis validation to ensure projects and continuous improvement initiatives are executed successfully.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop plans to improve process and performance across the Supply Chain organization.

  • Partner with Supply Chain leadership team members on their specific business unit initiatives, identifying methods to execute and ensuring successful implementation

  • Communicate and present progress of initiatives to business leaders.

  • Participate in the development of short and long-term strategy and execution plans for various projects.

  • Identify and troubleshoot solutions for bottlenecks that improve progress on projects.

  • Provide analytical validation to support business initiatives and recommendations

  • Collaborate effectively with Supply Chain team to ensure a unified and efficient approach to management and execution of initiatives.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to implement business initiatives. 

  • Performs other relevant job duties as required.

Job Requirements:

Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree required, in Business preferred.

  • 5-8+ years relevant experience, relevant food distribution experience preferred

  • Continuous Improvement experience preferred

Other Skills/ Abilities:

  • Strong Business Acumen and Strategic Thinking

  • Possess ability to analyze and interpret business data

  • Must be a self-starter who can identify, diagnose and resolve business opportunities with limited direction

  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable preferred

  • Strong organizational and presentation skills 

  • Ability to learn quickly in an environment with several business systems

  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Proficient with MS Office products

  • Must be able to handle confidential information in a mature and professional manner while using sound judgment and discretion in the completion of department duties and on project teams

  • Ability to partner with cross-functional business partners and leaders

Physical Environment:

  • Up to 25% travel may be required

  • Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment

  • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle,or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. 

  • Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday

  • Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.