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APL Logistics (APLL) designs and operates smart globally integrated supply chains. We combine logistics solutions with transportation services across the world. APLL is a member of Kintetsu World Express group (KWE), a global logistics services provider. Operating in more than 110 locations in 60 countries, APLL manages 200 logistics facilities covering over 20 million square feet globally. With more than 7,600 logistics professionals across the world with local market knowledge, APLL is your trusted global logistics partner. For additional company information, please refer to


Under the direction of a Group General Manager, the incumbent is the single point of customer contact for VAS (Value Added Services) department of one or more cost centers in a food grade warehouse. Working with both onsite and offsite supervisory and warehouse personnel, the incumbent is a team builder who manages the daily activities of the VAS department including customer contact, pricing, time studies, productivities, personnel scheduling, supervision and proper and safe utilization of space, equipment, building and personnel. This Manager serves as the key interface and coordinator between the warehouses and client. Within the scope of this position's responsibilities, the incumbent must apply the APL Logistics Continuous Improvement (ACI) Model for operational efficiency to improve business processes, increase proficiency and increase efficiency through waste elimination while at the same time, meeting corporate values and objectives.

Day to day responsibilities will be to assist the current VAS teams in collecting all pertinent documentation for production, billing, collecting of daily, weekly & monthly metrics, and to be involved with the inventory control portion of the business. This role will also assist our management team by acting towards continuous improvement of warehouse operations as they relate to the preparation of customer's orders. Ability to work flexible hours.


• Plans and manages the effective utilization of product to meet cost and service standards. Monitors to ensure it continues to meet Company standards and customer product requirements. Develops and implements an effective product locator system, updating as needed.

• Develops and maintains procedures to ensure the efficient operation and utilization of all warehouse equipment. Monitors the cleanliness and working conditions of all equipment, overseeing repairs, adjustments or replacements as needed. Adjust the quantity and type to meet business needs and minimize costs. Develops an equipment maintenance schedule.

• Develops implements and directs programs to ensure the safety of all personnel to meet Company standards and federal regulations. Reports all work-related injuries to upper management immediately, filing appropriate reports and seeking medical attention as needed. Actively promotes safety awareness and ensures the continued effectiveness of the programs. Ensures that regularly scheduled safety inspections are conducted and any necessary corrective actions are taken. Ensures facility remains in compliance with all city, state and federal regulations.

• Responsible for inventory control, directing procedures to ensure the security of assets and the prevention of damages or loss. Maintain cycle count programs to audit inventory accuracy. Prepares month-end reports as required.

• Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with client and team. Audit operations to ensure service standards are being met. Provide customer service training program for all front-line personnel. Maintain high profile with customers and solicit feedback.

• Financial responsibility to understand, interpret, train and reconcile financial information on the P&L statements for the sites.

• May support sales efforts by providing required operations data and interacting with customers.


• A college degree in logistics/distribution or equivalent required.

• Must have two to three (2-3) years of management/supervision experience.

• Must be knowledgeable in warehouse management and operations, including equipment and its proper use and maintenance.

• Must be PC literate withstrongworking knowledge of WMS and Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word & Outlook.

• Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.

• Must be able to manage budgets.

• Must have attention to detail.

• Must be able to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.

• Must have simple reading, writing and math skills.

• Must have analytical and comprehensive skills

Desired Competencies

• Must be able to make good decisions.

• Must be able to motivate and develop teams and individuals in successfully completing duties.

• Requires professional and positive attitude, appearance and demeanor in dealing with customers and work team.

• Ability to be pro-active in customer responsive warehouse environment, being flexible in meeting customer needs.

• Must be action oriented and exhibit strong leadership skills.

• Must inspire trust and build a culture of integrity through implementing processes


APL Logistics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran.

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• Location: Chicago, Minooka

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