Manager, Global Transportation in Denver CO

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Leprino Foods
Manager, Global Transportation
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Denver CO
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Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr., Transportation Analyst/Mgr.


Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that daring vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated individual who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

Our corporate Supply Chain team in Denver, Colorado is seeking a Manager of Global Transportation. Will you turn your passion for supply chain and logistics into impact by leading our corporate transportation team?


  • Oversee responsibility for leading all operational aspects of the transportation function and the Global Transportation Team.
  • Accountable for development and delivery of strategies to improve customer service effectiveness and cost optimization.
  • Report to the Director, Global Transportation and assist in the active management of all 3rd party common carrier and broker relationships (domestic and international shipping vessels), which encompasses both temperature controlled and ambient freight.
  • Support all company managed transportation. This includes full truckload, less than truckload (LTL), rail plus truck (intermodal), boxcar, port drayage, ocean freight and air transport. Transportation has an active role in inbound deliveries, plant-to-plant and plant-to-warehouse transfers, and customer deliveries.
  • Have a strong understanding across all modes of transportation (truck, rail, and ocean) as well as domestic and international.
  • Support the ongoing efforts to foster the principles of LFC quality by maintaining an exceptional commitment to customer service, product quality, business ethics, leadership, and employee engagement.
  • Measure transportation carriers against customer service and quality performance metrics. Lead improvement and development programs for applicable transportation carriers in this area.
  • Support the strategy to improve operational effectiveness and delivery of cost reduction while supporting ongoing global business expansion into new global markets.
  • Support in the management of all 3rd party common carriers and broker relationships (both domestic and international).
  • You will have direct accountability for leading all domestic rail transportation used to pre-position inventory from the West Coast, into the Midwest and Eastern US regions.
  • Drive timely and efficient delivery of all Leprino managed freight.
  • Streamline freight claims and carrier invoice payment process through process documentation and systematic improvements.
  • Work with other supply chain team members to help drive the analysis of our network and identify freight savings opportunities.
  • Ensure all 3rd party carriers are set up proactively for flawless execution in order management, on-time delivery, reporting, EDI and invoicing.
  • Facilitate communication and direction between business partners in planning, transportation, and warehousing, regarding carrier service capabilities.
  • Lead transportation sourcing initiatives and deliver identified cost optimization targets.
  • Lead negotiations and implementation of all transportation carrier contracts.
  • Work with the other stakeholders and systems teams to create exception reports that will drive proper financial decisions within the team.
  • Track and understands inbound damage incident rates and work to identify best practices and SOP’s related to intra-company shipments.
  • Execute a successful freight claim policy with the 3rd party carriers and monitor the financial impact and performance.
  • Responsible for the leadership and professional development of seven Global Transpiration/Traffic Coordinators all managing an average of 2000 orders in motion at any given time.
  • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.

Offering You In Return

  • The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. Leprino couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible workforce. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino is our ultimate goal. Through competitive salaries, paid parental leave (outside of CA and NY), healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit, incentives, and our annual Profit-Sharing plan – Leprino hires to retire.
  • A chance to reside in sunny Denver, Colorado: 300 days of sunshine, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and all its outdoor wonders!


You Have (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, or a related degree.
  • At least 6 years in global transportation management (must have both domestic and international experience), end-to-end supply chain management, inventory management, project management, procurement, and plant operations.
  • At least 1 year in leading/mentoring direct reports.
  • Must have knowledge in FTL, LTL, Rail, Ocean, and Air Freight.
  • Experienced user in ERP and transportation management systems.

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications)

  • MBA
  • Extensive SAP experience
  • 8 years of experience in global transportation management within the food manufacturing industry.
  • 2 years in a leadership position (supervisor or manager) managing direct reports.

A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide family of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another. Apply today to learn more about our Supply Chain career path.

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“Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location”

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