Transport - Capabilities

  • Uxbridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2018 global net sales of US $15.7 billion.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others. There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality.

Job Description

The Role

Lead a focused team to drive transport efficiency, compliance and high levels of Customer Service for the end-to-end Supply Chain. This role will undertake a pro-active stance on cost reduction delivery & significant capability improvement initiatives ensuring the seamless and efficient flow of goods from sourcing locations to both internal & customer DC.  This role will work closely with the manufacturing team (specifically plant WH leads) and market Logistics to support plant/market operations whilst maintaining balanced triangle of costs, service and operations to ensure joint operational targets are met.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management/Operations

·         Inbound/Primary Transport

•       Capability lead for transport management system implementation and ongoing management.

•       Plan & manage internal movements of finished goods including where relevant inbound material flows into in plant warehouses, planning & execution of loads to DC.

•       Maximise cube & weight fill whilst identifying and implementing improvement initiatives through coordination of truck/container load analysis & realizing cost efficiencies.

•       Support the development of efficient transport management processes and procedures.

•       Engage with market & plant Logistics to ensure aligned priorities & integration.

•       Maintain a balance between cost optimisation and high levels of service, using information on warehouse process, ship-to locations and transportation design together for full network understanding.

•       Coordinate with drivers and 3PL teams to ensure that routes run smoothly, drive root cause analysis with a ‘fix for good’ mentality.

•       Coordinate with warehouse managers and 3PL coordinators to ensure finished product is ready to ship and DCs can receive.

•       Support the execution of regional/global transport tenders ensuring no business disruption.


Candidate Profile

•       Logistics network planning experience (2 years+)

•       Background in physical logistics (4-5 years+)

•       Project management experience desired

•       Experience in SAP and other IT systems used to manage and track transportation. TMS experience desired.

•       Demonstrated understanding of import/export standards and operating procedures

•       Interpersonal skills and understanding customer needs

•       Ability to develop positive, trusting relationships across operational and commercial teams


Key Skills and Leadership Requirements

·        Able to work across borders and cultures

·        Function specific competencies:

o   Broad Perspective

o   Interpersonal Effectiveness

o   Learning Agility 


Delivers Outstanding Results:

o   Delivers on short and long-term commitments

o   Adds value with superior expertise

Energizes and Develops People:

o   Inspires and leads others

o   Collaborates across boundaries

o   Develops people, organizations and self

o   Values diversity

Leads Innovation:

o   Connects to the outside world

o   Encourages innovation


o   Engenders trust at all levels

o   Demonstrates unquestionable integrity

Additional Information

What will you get from us?

  • Competitive Package 
  • Private Healthcare
  • Dental Cover
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Gym onsite – Go live June 2019
  • 1st Class Training and Development

This is a very rewarding role for an experienced supply chain professional who wants to drive and be part of a an exciting change within a global organization. 

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