Senior Manager of Logistics in Middleton WI

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Foremost Farms USA
Senior Manager of Logistics
Job ID: 
Middleton WI
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Job Types:
Distribution/Wrhse. Mgr., Logistics Management, Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.

JOB TITLE: Sr. Manager of Logistics

LOCATION: Madison - Onsite

REPORTS TO: Sourcing Director


At Foremost Farms USA, the Sr Manager of Logistics is accountable for all Foremost Farms arranged dry and refrigerated freight (Cheese, Butter and Ingredients) and for its cost-effective administration. In addition, this person owns and fosters relationships with our outside warehousing partners to ensure the organization meets supply chain objectives.


  • Oversee and manage interactions with third party transportation partners .
  • Oversee and manage the scheduling of internal transfers between our plants, outside warehouses, co-manufacturers, and distribution center (DC) locations to maximize efficiency and minimize transportation costs.
  • Manage carrier relationships within our network, qualify new carries, manage and negotiate rate contracts, process OS&D issues, and approve invoices.
  • Maintain working knowledge of TMS (Transportation Management System)
  • Develop, implement, and execute an overall logistics strategy to achieve service level goals when coordinating the movement of product.
  • Optimize the FFUSA carrier network to offer value added transportation solutions to our customer.
  • Act as the liaison to build a strong business relationship between production planners, plants, customer service, purchasing, transportation and warehousing providers to improve efficiency and minimize costs.
  • Supervise Logistics Analyst activities and projects.
  • Responsible for establishing, tracking, reporting, and meeting key performance indicators.
  • Collaborate with the other departments as needed to analyze lanes and to offer transportations backup assistance as needed.
  • Manage employees and provide coaching, motivation, and guidance to help team members to achieve their goals.
  • Identify and implement improvement projects to deliver continuous improvement for the entire function.
  • Provide support as needed to customer fulfillment/Inventory control for cycle counting or full physicals.
  • Some travel to various plants is required.


The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:

  • Computer Skills: Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret business documents such as memoranda, invoices, company policies and apply appropriate judgment. Ability to process reports and correspondences. Ability to communicate effectively with employees and others outside the organization. Ability to effectively present information to other employees and others. Requires excellent telephone skills.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to correctly add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to correctly compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Other Skills & Abilities: Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines. The ability to drive a motor vehicle, and maintain a valid driver s license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands Employee is frequently (more than 75% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The employee is occasionally (up to 33% of the time) required to walk and stand. The employee must occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne participles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Protective Equipment No protective equipment is generally required.


  • This position requires Bachelor Degree in business or related field of study, knowledge related to the job and at least five years of job-related experience in roles of increasing responsibility.
  • This person also needs to be highly skilled in building relationships, influencing others, leading change and developing talent.


This position directly supervises transportation coordinator and analyst position(s). Responsibilities include but not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees, appraising performance, rewarding and coaching employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.


It is the policy of Foremost Farms USA to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Because you and your family matter, Foremost Farms offers some of the best benefits in the area! Our comprehensive medical plan includes health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. You can choose to enroll in a single or family plan with low monthly premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/$500). Other benefits include:

  • 401(k) with a generous company contribution (100% match on up to 8% deferral)
  • Paid time off, starting at 200 hours (25 days)
  • 10 Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave (6 weeks paid at 100%)
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care (childcare) expenses
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral program
  • Advancement opportunities!


Foremost Farms USA, headquartered in Baraboo, Wis.,is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. As a dairy cooperative, we are owned by the 1,100 dairy farmers who supply our high-quality milk. Our flexible, diverse plant network allows us to manufacture products and ingredients that are most in-demand and provide a strong, secure market for our member-owners milk.

We re looking for employees who challenge the status quo, innovate and aim for excellence. Because we re working to be the world s best to Be Foremost we ll bring out the best in you.

Are you ready to Be Foremost?
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Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Successful completion of pre-employment testing is required, which could include a drug test, physical, audiogram, background check, education check and credit check.

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