USG Corporation Logistics Manager (3rd Party Warehouse Operations) in Chicago, Illinois


The Warehouse Operations Manager is responsible for oversight of the planner team supporting over 80 retail consignment and 3rdparty warehouse sites that generate nearly $300MM is sales annually in US and Canada.

The planner team is made up of a full time associates, 3rdservice providers and contract employees. The primary responsibility is to lead, manage and develop the team specifically responsible for planning finished goods inventory replenishment, coordinating interplant transfer purchase orders and planning data maintenance for multiple locations. The role is responsible for ensuring sufficient capacity and capability of 3rdparty teams in meeting the needs of the location they support.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Manage a team responsible for planning finished goods inventory replenishment, coordinating interplant transfer purchase orders and planning data maintenance for multiple locations. * Coordinates resources to complete warehouse processes audits, physical counts, reconciliations. * Ensures adherence to standard processes through the use of monitoring and control systems. * Primary contact for escalation of issues for the planning team.

· Drive process innovation and operational excellence throughout the network of warehouses.

* Promote a culture of performance management and ensure delivery of agreed to performance goals.

· Collaborate with key stakeholders in supply chain, the business unit, customer service and sales teams to satisfy business requirements and meet customer satisfaction goals.

* Leverages the Corporate Excellence Team to identify process gaps and drive continuous improvement. * Partner with Strategic Sourcing to evaluate, select and appoint third party vendors to provide contact services.


Required Skills

· Functional knowledge about supply chain planning, ERP & MRP tools and processes related to Supply Chain Planning.

· Demand planning and supply planning experience

· Basic understanding of Inventory Management and associated planning processes

· Experience in project management, leading small teams with cross functional project team members

· Demonstrated experience and ability to manage cross-functional relationships at multiple levels of the organization

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

· Ability to lead change

· Strong interpersonal skills (written and verbal)

· Ability to deliver presentation to small audiences

Preferred Skills


· Project Management Professional certification

· LSS Green/Black belt/Green Belt


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Business Leader



Critical Thinking

· Translates strategy into action

· Problem solving / analysis

· Planning and organizing

Focus on Customer and Market

· Understands customer needs

· Market / Industry knowledge

· Shares knowledge

Innovation and Growth

· Adopts new ideas and creates new concepts

· Entrepreneurship (calculated risk taking)

· Process Improvement


Inspires and Motivates

· Builds trust and respect

· Creates teamwork and recognizes and celebrates contributions

· Leverages diversity

Coaches and Develops

· Provides feedback

· Develops others

· Builds talent pipeline

Partnerships and Collaboration

· Communication and interpersonal skills

· External partnerships (customers, vendors and suppliers)

· Cross-functional / internal collaboration


Ownership and Results

· Accountability and initiative

· Performance orientation

· Judgment and decision-making

Learning and Growth

· Commitment to self – development

· Learning agility

· Change adaptability

Emotional Intelligence

· Resilience

· Sensitivity to others

· Stress tolerance


· Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain

Certification Requirements

· None

Years of Experience

· 8 Years

Physical Demands and Other Requirements


Job: *Logistics

Organization: *Corp-Logistics-140-8

Title: Logistics Manager (3rd Party Warehouse Operations)

Location: Illinois-Chicago

Requisition ID: HQ 11172

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.