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US Foods Transportation Optimization Manager in Rosemont, Illinois

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The Transportation Optimization Manager (TOM) leads and supports the Transportation team in driving optimal performance in all areas of Transportation including safety, quality, process improvement and production.

• This role can be based virtually

• Travel is required to the assigned Region states as well as corporate headquarters (up to 50% required)


  • Ensures the regional transportation teams meet company P&L targets and support/develop other transportation or supply chain initiatives across the company;

  • Identifies key opportunities to leverage and improve logistical efficiencies across the supply-chain operation, including; defining appropriate metrics, and leading the implementation of transportation strategies and routing analytics;

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in driver delivery work methods and transportation efficiency techniques;

  • Develops forward-thinking, transportation initiatives to boost effectiveness within supply-chain, implementing and managing project work to improve driver performance through Transportation Management System (TMS) and labor planning tools;

  • Defines, develops, and manages policies and procedures, process flows and tools to boost the effectiveness of operations within customer delivery transportation, resulting in greater efficiencies across all regions and markets;

  • Leads transportation managers/supervisors on effective communication to improve driver performance in safety, quality, and productivity;

  • Streamlines the reporting and analysis of customer delivery data through core competencies and tools/methods to identify opportunities, create forecast models, and measure metrics across target areas;

  • Interfaces across cross-functional teams to establish and boost alignment and synergy, gaining buy-in from stakeholders and leading the implementation of initiatives within the transportation function at the market;

  • Develops and presents strategic initiatives across US Foods. Thinks globally and acts locally;

  • Implements new and modifies existing engineered labor standards for transportation;

  • Performs process simulations before deploying new labors standards to assess impact on labor productivity and applicable incentive programs.


Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, industrial engineering or similar experience required; Graduate degree preferred.

Related Experience: Minimum 7 years of progressive experience in transportation management experience required, with a focus on implementation and strategy development, industrial engineering and project management experience preferred;

Experience working within a distribution environment highly valued.


Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word;

Experience utilizing a Transportation Management System (TMS, Manhattan, JDA) preferred;

Experience performing data analytics with statistics using Excel and/or Tableau required;

Prior experience utilizing customer routing packages (i.e. Roadnet, Descartes,) and optimization tools (i.e. Llamasoft, Supply Chain Guru and Territory Planner) preferred.

EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

US Foods may collect personal information from you in connection with the application process. US Foods complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and its policy may be found here ( .

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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