Senior Site Planning and Logistics Manager

  • Chicago Il
  • 01/25/2023

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International? Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Possible.

You will support end-to-end logistics (physical flows from plants to customers), including all warehouse, transport and co-packing operations, in terms of service, cost, health and safety, quality, food defense, sustainability, legal requirements and policies compliance. You will provide team leadership and direction for the logistics organization. In this role, you will implement logistics strategy and effectively execute operations to ensure optimum logistics solutions while supporting various routes-to-market, and balancing service and cost. You will work collaboratively with internal and external (third-party logistics vendors) business partners to ensure effective management, timely solutions and execution.

How you will contribute

You will:

  • Be accountable for warehouse, transportation, international logistics (import/export) and co-packing operations
  • Ensure the implementation of the business plan by delivering a consistent service level, adapting the supply chain to the demanding and changing customer environment and ensuring sufficient operational capacity to deliver business needs
  • Be accountable for delivering logistics operational cost budget, ensuring that best-in-class controls and governance are in place
  • Foster, initiate and lead continuous improvement programs that reduce cost and our carbon footprint and improve the service performance of the operation
  • Ensure successful project implementation
  • Select, manage and develop long-term relationships with third-party service providers
  • Ensure adherence to health and safety, quality, food defense and legal requirements and policies
  • Establish a business continuity plan for logistics operations.
  • Support best-practices sharing and adoption

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:

  • Solid background in logistics with experience leading operations in an FMCG/CPG environment
  • Team leadership experience, with proven ability to build effective teams and develop people
  • Drive for results with proactive, dynamic and action orientated approach, identifying areas where business change is required and excellence in project management
  • Strong collaboration skills with strong business and financial acumen and the ability to forge senior level strategic partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strategic thinking plus excellent presentation, communication, influencing and motivational skills
  • Strong negotiating skills with ability to negotiate in tough situations with both internal and external groups

About this role

  • Responsible for managing, coordinating and overseeing implementation of all materials management programs and processes across the Cluster, and ensuring there is enough integration to function as a cluster.
  • Single point owner for the monthly integrated strategic material product supply processes (Intergrated Business Planning, IBP). Examples would be a focus on cycling strategies, flexible scheduling.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and Mondelēz policies and continuous improvement in key identified measures and objectives. Prepares and builds consensus annual plans for the cluster and each bakery product supply and materials initiatives.
  • Ownership within the IL6S programs, initially for the Chicago Bakery, but working to integrate the teams into a single, focused team utilizing IL6s work processes
  • Plan/Budget/Control annual capital budget for the function  to ensure flawless execution of the  AC plan and adherence to all internal and external compliance standards.
  • Drives strategic thinking and continuous improvement in the function at all bakeries, as well as in company programs/initiatives.
  • Develops performance standards and creates capabilities in each bakery’s product supply and materials functional teams, following a PDCA approach to measure and ensure appropriate follow-ups/root cause analysis and actions to close gaps.
  • Owns the processes to ensure assessments are conducted,evaluated and follow ups implemented to minimize or eliminate product supply or materials issues throughout the facilities.
  • Review performance in Product Supply and Materaisl Management  and facilitate implementation corrective and preventative actions where required
  • Responsible for tracking  associated KPIs
  • Ensures training and coaching is taking place to ensure Product Supply and Materials Management process standards and awareness are well understood throughout the Cluster facilities. Oversees the development of the annual training plan for all employees. 
  • Leads the facilities incident investigation and root cause analysis processes for Product Supply and Materials Management incidents
  • Builds a network within the community / region / sector with other  Product Supply and Materials professionals. 
  • Provides expertise for the plants for all new projects and change management activities.
  • Owns the  budget for the function within the Chicago Bakery


  • Bachelors degree
  • At least 10 years of leadership experience, managing small and large teams (experience in union environment prefeferred)
  • Functional work experience:  Experience in Product Supply and Materials Management roles is required
  • Hands on oriented, with solid previous experience in Manufacturing
  • Experience in the  Product Supply and Materials Management aspect of Project Management
  • Soft skills: managerial courage, conflict management, excellent communications skills, project management
No Relocation support availableBusiness Unit Summary
The United States is the largest market in the Mondelēz International family with a significant employee and manufacturing footprint. Here, weproduce our well-loved household favorites to provide our consumers with the right snack, at the right moment, made the right way. We have corporate offices, sales, manufacturing and distribution locations throughout the U.S. to ensure our iconic brands—including Oreo and  Chips Ahoy! cookies, Ritz, Wheat Thins and Triscuit crackers, and Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids confectionery products —are close at hand for our consumers across the country.

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

For office-based, salaried roles at Bakery and Customer Service & Logistics locations, and some remote roles proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment.  Religious, medical and/or other accommodations as required by law will be considered on a case by case basis.  You may review the Mondelēz COVID vaccination policy by visiting the US careers website at This COVID-19 vaccine mandate does not apply to several U.S. states that do not permit certain vaccination mandates, including, but not limited to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

Job Type
RegularWarehousing & Logistics Operations ManagementCustomer Service & Logistics