Plant Logistics Manager


Neenah Foundry Co.

Position Details

Full Time | Regular
This is a salaried position.
Salary Not Specified
Start Date Not Specified

Candidate Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree Education
7+ years

Job Summary

The Plant Logistics Manager will develop and execute distribution plans for Product Groups of Neenah Foundry Co. and provide direct leadership for the daily execution of business goals for the shipping departments in Neenah. The role will act in support of, and in consultation with the Outside/Inside Sales, Account Management, Customer Service, Operations, Human Resources, and Finance departments and drive critical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) including Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Productivity, Inventory Accuracy and Schedule Attainment.

Specific goals including; Safety, Fill Rates, On Time Shipping, Inventory Accuracy and Turns, Monthly Sales, and Fair Employment practices will be key measures of success in this role. This role also serves as a focal point for the Municipal SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operating Plan) process in the area of Distribution from our Neenah locations.

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Edu & Exp



  • Lead/manage a team of both salaried and union employees.
  • Direct all activities associated with outbound shipments ensuring the timely shipment of scheduled customer orders, planning transportation loading schedules, and providing order shipment status updates.
  • Analyze shipping department performance, identify opportunities, provide recommendations for process and equipment improvement, establish goals and execute strategy.
  • Set and achieve goals related to Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Productivity, Inventory and Schedule Attainment KPI’s.
  • Create and drive key plant logistics standards.
  • Accurately manage finished goods inventory at the Neenah plant sites.
  • Develop a working relationship with Customer Service, Field/Inside Sales, Shipping, Operations and 3rd Party freight provider.
  • Ensure team is properly trained on all equipment, protocols, production standards, safety regulations and waste control.
  • Assist in the execution of IT strategies and implementations to improve the Distribution system.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and injury-free work environment by ensuring health and safety procedures are understood and executed by all team members.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Demonstrated ability in interviewing, coaching, counseling, motivating, training, and communicating.
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve KPI goals and holding team accountable to metrics.
    • Must be able to deal with issues with multiple variables such as process improvement and resolution of poor performance on an individual or department basis.
    • Demonstrated ability in managing budgets and capacity.
    • Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communication across different levels and departments.
    • Effectively manages performance and confronts issues directly.
    • Must be able to assertively involve employees by coaching and facilitating interaction across departments.
    • Ensure inventory accuracy through vigorous execution of a cycle count program.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team, influencing others through strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

Edu & Exp
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Supply Chain, Business Management, or related field(s) of study.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in distribution, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Management/supervisory experience with a record of delivering results through people by delegating and enabling.
  • Able to demonstrate strong planning and analytical skills / experience.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in implementing successful distribution processes and improvements, including formulating and tracking metrics.

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

  • Up to 5% overnight travel may be required for position.

NEI is an equal opportunity employer and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status or national origin.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.