Logistics Manager - Logistics Business at Johnsonville Sausage LLC

Posted in General Business 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Ensuring Johnsonville's delicious sausage products are delivered accurately and on time to customers nationwide requires a commitment to detail and precision. As a member of our logistics team, you must be detail-oriented but also be able to see the big picture - to ensure all elements of the supply chain process are considered and accounted for during the distribution process.

Johnsonville Transport and Logistics

LogisticsManager - Logistics Business

Position Overview:

The Logistics Manager is responsible for growing a successful logistics business. This role combines operations management, sales and account management to meet the transportation needs of Johnsonville and our customers. You will develop both operational and sales policies, procedures and processes that support Johnsonville Transport and Logistics goals for safe operations, servicing our customers (deliver HICS-Highest Impact on Customer Success) and profitable growth.


  • Build external carrier base to strengthen Johnsonville's transportation network and build capacity

  • Develop a book of long-term customer business to drive sustained and profitable growth
  • Procure new carriers based on compliance, service, volume and lane density

  • Ensure that all customer/resupply shipments are delivered on time and at competitive cost
  • Negotiate contract rates with our carriers to provide predictable cost, service and capacity for our customers, and transportation contracts with our customers
  • Execute RFP's with our carriers and participate in customer RFP's
  • Own achieving volume, revenue and profit goals to build a long term sustainable and successful business
  • Grow the logistics business comprised of an operations arm (carrier relationship management) and sales (customer relationship management) arm to achieve JVL Transport and Logistics goals

  • Keep a pulse on the overall transportation market conditions, identify opportunities and challenges that may affect our customers and JVL and provide solutions to mitigate adverse cost and service impacts


  • Bachelor's Degree in Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Degree or related field required


  • 3-5 years of brokerage business or transportation operations experience required
  • 7 years of management, leadership, or supervisory experience required
  • 3-5 years of customer facing/business development experience required
  • Transportation, Logistics and/or Supply chain experience within a food manufacturing organization preferred
  • Common carrier experience preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience developing relationships with carriers (temperature controlled) and customers
  • Strategic negotiation and contract management skills
  • Systems knowledge and experience; TMS, SAP and Dispatch technology preferred
  • Willingness to be available after hours and weekends if needed
  • Financial acumen and P&L experience
  • Entrepreneurial mind set with a desire to maximize revenue and profit
  • Strong communication skills

    Date: September 13, 2021

    Location: Countryside - Sheboygan Falls, WI, but remote is acceptable
    (Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee and one hour south of Green Bay)

    Coach: Operations Manager JTL
    (We don't have bosses at Johnsonville. We have Coaches. They are there to help you develop your talents. They cannot make you run laps.)

    Member Status:Full Time, Salaried
    (At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member and, yes, Membership has its privileges - like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)

    Travel: Less than 20% of your time (not a ton)

Referral Bonus: Refer a new member and you're BOTH eligible for a $1,000 referral reward (paid out in increments over the new hire's first 6 months of service)!

About our Company
Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 2,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!

External candidates: Apply on-line only at: http://jobs.johnsonville.com

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

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