Sr. Transportation Performance Manager- International- Remote Role

Nestlé USA

DeKalb, IL, USA Remote

Full time

Sep 21

Full Job Description

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

The Sr. Transportation Performance Manager is responsible for Import and Export Transportation. They will work collaboratively across Nestle and the carrier to identify root cause and inefficiencies. This role will initiate, lead and support improvement projects focused on International Transportation performance metrics. Strong collaboration required with Global and Market Procurement, Trade Compliance, T-Hub Operations, Transportation SHE, Business Relationship Partners. Finance, Transportation System Manager and Facilities.

The Sr. Manager will coordinate collective capabilities in areas of network optimization, payload, mode, etc. They will also support the RFP negotiation process and carrier development.

This role will lead ocean, drayage and cross border vendors to optimize efficiency, service and cost to support Nestle transportation requirements. They will be responsible for supporting development of mode strategy with the Business Relationship Partners and Procurement Team.

Transportation Team People Leadership

  • Create and foster high performance culture, focused on engagement, accountability, innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement
  • Hire, develop, coach, evaluate, reward, and retain a highly qualified team.
  • Ensure that the organization has strong end to end mindset as well as analysis, problem solving, and continuous improvement skills.


  • Manage vendor operations to ensure optimization and service expectations are met.
  • Responsible for relationship with key carriers and performance.
  • Develops and leads the Specialist team to ensure that standards are in place and carriers are being managed consistently to contract obligations.
  • Collaborates with Procurement on negotiations and contract discussions in compliance with Nestle standards.
  • Works cross-functionally to identify opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Finance on landed costs (freight costs) and freight cost impacts
  • Initiates and leads projects that drive improvement within the network.
  • Collaborates with Import/Export Planning on expected forecasted volumes
  • Helps resolve related service, cost, rates and freight payment issues.
  • 25-30% Travel Required


  • Provide options and trade-off on modes.
  • Partner with carriers to develop and execute operational reviews. (Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly.)
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and collaboratively work to implement solutions.
  • Provide follow-up with carriers or internal groups as needed to ensure their decisions are being executed properly.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Stay abreast of market and regulatory changes.
  • Partner with vendors to share best practices and learning across the network.
  • Partner both internally and externally to develop and implement sustainability projects.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors required and 10 years proven experience in the transportation field. International Logistics Experience preferred.
  • Proven experience in various managementleadership positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a change agent
  • Experience managing complexities of a large operation (Safety, maintenance, HR, Legal, Quality, Environment, etc)
  • 5 years minimum experience in managing a large, diverse group of people. Preferably in a union environment.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

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