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Logistics Coordinator- Chicago, IL

Mars, Incorporated
Chicago, IL 60602
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A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize theres more to being in business than just making a profit. Thats 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 its never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. Its about how you can grab everything thats within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. Its about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means well all be a little better off. Its 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 worlds best-loved brands: M&Ms, SNICKERS, TWIX, MILKY WAY, DOVE, PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, EXTRA, ORBIT, 5, SKITTLES, UNCLE BENS, 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.

Mars Food is looking for a Logistics Coordinator in Chicago, IL

Job Purpose:

The Logistics Coordinator is responsible and accountable for all day to day operations and cost management associated with distribution and warehousing. The role is responsible for continuous focus on operational and cost optimization from factory to warehouse.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In-Depth Knowledge of Logistics SAP Operations and Physical Logistics. Also, have an understanding of Warehouse Management Systems (Red Prairie), TMS (TransPlace), and Apollo.

  • Responsible for Budgeting - focusing on warehousing and LCCs with close collaboration with S&F on annual budgets and targets.

  • Manage the Outbound Distribution Network and the balancing of the network inventory. Primary focus - Maintain and develop a flexible, responsive, and cost effective transport network that meets Mars Food current and ongoing service requirements by creating Stock Transfers, monitoring costs, and evaluating best shipping methods. Make strategic recommendations on the way ambient product is distributed throughout North America and export markets. Ensure Aged and At Risk Product is dispositioned, and in a cost effective manner.

  • Carrier Relationship Management. Establish procedures to solve ongoing problems with transport companies. Conduct reviews with domestic and international carriers. Track KPIs and make recommendations as needed.

  • Relationship Management with Warehouse partners. Primary focus Establish relationships with all RDMs and logistics associates at other segments. Ensure warehouse providers meet Mars Food current and ongoing service requirements in a cost effective manner. Seek best practices for warehouse performance. Conduct Monthly reviews to monitor KPIs and progress of projects which will improve productivity. Attend LMOS daily.

  • Maintain and evaluate equipment needs PECO Pallets, Fork Trucks, Reefer trucks/storage. Maintain purchase orders in Ariba PO system.

  • Strategic Analysis. Key focus on reducing LCCs and network costs while driving efficiencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required

  • Experience in logistics (3 -5 years)

  • Specifically in logistics financials

  • Skills in Excel

  • SAP capability (including using systems, running reports, using systems proactively)

  • Experience building relationships with 3rd Party Logistics Suppliers (Warehouses, Carriers, Etc)

  • Great communication skills


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.


Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-02-29

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