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Site Logistics Manager - Mattoon, IL


Mattoon, IL, US, 61938


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


A member of the Mattoon, IL site leadership team, the Site Logistics Manager is a strategic level position at a high-volume site providing multiple technologies to the Mars Petcare network and direct to customer.  This position has complete, end to end ownership and responsibility for the logistics organization at the site including inbound raws & packs, warehousing, OB logistics, yard management, and transportation.  Position requires excellent team building & management, working closely with supply leadership, scheduling, demand planning, commercial, RDC network, transportation providers, and other corporate functions to support network logistics goals and provide excellent service internally and to end customers.


Key Responsibilities


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  • Develop and implement Supply Chain Strategies in line with the OGSM.
  • Identify and eliminate “supply chain” constraints to ensure maximum service levels are obtained.
  • Coach and develop leaders and team members to successful results, including identifying training and development needs.
  • Lead the execution of cultural changes and activities needed to support the FMOS process.
  • Maintain contingency plans for time sensitive operations (unscheduled absentees, customer issues, system malfunctions, inventory exceptions, supplier quality exceptions, fleet equipment issues, etc.).
  • Develops and maintain root-cause/corrective action procedures including trend analysis resulting in driving process improvements
  • Liaison with internal and external partners to manage costs and maximize on time service metrics within the region.



Context and Scope


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 As a site based logistics resource, this staff level position requires working closely with supply, scheduling, demand planning, commercial, local & regional RDC's and various other corporate functions to ensure site raw materials , customer service levels and identify opportunities to improve overall logistics costs.





Job Specifications/Qualifications



Education & Professional Qualifications

  • BS / BA Business, Logistics, Supply Chain or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in Logistics or Supply Chain Management can be substituted for education



Knowledge / Experience

  • 3+ years managing people
  • Strong knowledge of SAP, JDA or Red Prairie WMS ,ISO, Quality Management Systems, Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, influence, negotiate, motivate and lead a team.
  • Ability to lead multiple teams across different areas of operation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effectively communicate and influence at all levels of the organization including the reporting and presentation of data
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Nexus)
  • Ability to transfer procedures and training experiences to others
  • Flexibility to adapt to regularly changing priorities and quality issues
  • Ability to handle sensitive information










Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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