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Vice President of Transportation & Warehousing

Date:  Jan 19, 2023
Location: 

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  67651
Job Function:  Supply Chain & Logistics

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.

Summary

The VP Transportation & Warehousing is the senior transportation executive position for Perdue Foods. The essential contribution is to provide both thought leadership and hands on operational leadership of our transportation and warehousing functions; delivering both a high level of customer service at a competitive cost. Principal duties are nationwide.

 

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, 30 minutes from the Maryland and Virginia beaches, and within 3 hours of Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia.  A comprehensive relocation package is available for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the transportation, maintenance, garages, fleet, and warehousing to provide our customers with the highest levels of service at a competitive cost
  • Develop and execute of the annual operating and capital plan
  • Team participation and essential expertise based contributions to the development and execution of an evolving strategic design for the Perdue Foods supply chain
  • Operate and conduct business consistent with Perdue’s core values of Quality, Integrity, Teamwork and Stewardship
  • Develop the leadership team including an executable succession plan for senior roles. This also includes direct accountability for all associates within the maintenance, drivers, warehousing, and transportation departments.
  • Lead, through direct reports, managers, drivers and maintenance staff of the Company fleet
  • Direct the fleet of 40% private and 60% contract carriers
  • Lead with a strong familiarity with Lean Management Concepts
  • Travel as needed to other company facilities including distribution centers

Minimum Education and Education

REQUIRED: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or similar field, or equivalent of a combination of years of experience and education in perishable food related industries. The successful incumbent will have 15+ years leading transportation and warehousing functions in the perishable food industry.

 

PREFERRED: 20+ years experience in transportation and warehousing management. A demonstrated track record of strategic supply chain design and execution. Experience in perishable food logistics. Experience in a privately held company would be a plus.  MBA is highly desired.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Salisbury