Director of Transportation

Chicago, IL
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife® Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all. 

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit fairlife.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose: The Director of Transportation will be responsible for the day-to-day management of transportation as well as develop the vision and roadmap to support the long-term strategy and future growth of the organization. This role will manage the transportation team of fairlife, as well as external partners (carriers and partnerships within our parent company Coca-Cola).

responsibilities:

  • Develop long range transportation strategies to support the growth of our organization while improving customer service, reliability, and reducing costs.
  • Identify, develop, and implement systems and tools to proactively manage the logistics network with a focus on transparency and improved decision-making.
  • Develop initiatives to improve customer service by reducing inefficiencies in the distribution network.
  • Be a key stakeholder in the S&OP process, focusing on ensuring optimal efficiency within logistics networks.
  • Lead development for digitization of the distribution chain.
  • Lead contract negotiation and execution with carriers.
  • Identify and lead cost savings initiatives within transportation.
  • Lead communication with key stakeholders ensuring transparency into the capability and performance of transportation.
  • Lead capability development of tracking industry wide KPI’s and tracking performance against industry standards.

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in Business Administration or other professional certifications preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in transportation or supply chain related disciplines.
  • Proven track record of improving business processes for transportation.
  • Working knowledge of information systems and ability to lead IT specialist to build the tools to support the processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and retain people in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and business analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and presentation.
  • Ability to thrive in fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.

position location: Chicago, IL, Goodyear, AZ or Coopersville, MI

reports to: Senior Director, Supply Chain

travel requirements: 50%

exempt/nonexempt: Exempt

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

 

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Supervisor
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]