Long Cane Logistics Manager - US

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: Operations
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0001584
  • Experience Years: 5-10 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

The Long Cane Logistics Manager is responsible for the coordination of logistics activities (Distribution and Transportation) related to the Long Cane program in the United States and Canada. He/she collaborates with the other functional teams to understand the business needs for Long Cane storage and transportation. He/she then develops and implements solutions with the support of the regional Logistics team members. This person achieves this by creating operating plans, executing daily activities in a consistent fashion, developing and implementing best practice processes. He/she is responsible for identifying cooling and transportation capacity, sourcing & negotiating prices on cooling, transportation and materials, and leading efforts to adopt equipment and technology solutions. He/ she also executes Capital Projects related to Long Canes.

Responsibilities

  • Collaboration with Long Cane functional areas:  The role requires a high level of cross functional collaboration with Supply Solutions, Production and Agronomy. The Long Cane Logistics Manager must have the ability to operate in a very fluid environment and to create solutions that can flexible to changing plans.
  • Ensuring capacity at competitive prices: Lead the search for cold storage options at the different regions, securing capacity and contracting at competitive prices.
  • Sourcing and Negotiation: Develops vendors and materials to meet the needs of the program. The Long Cane Logistics Manager then plans and sources for those materials.
  • Planning and budgeting: Develop and assist in the creation and management of the yearly operational and capital expense budgets. Manage implementation of capital related projects related to Long Canes. operating costs implement sound audit controls and develop action plans to address cost variances.
  • Process Development Management: As the program grows processes need to be either revamped of created from scratch in order to meet the compliance to Food Safety Policies, CCOF and USDA regulations, etc.
  • Professionalism:  Nurture, support and promote the company Mission, Vision and Values.  Follow company policies and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner in all interactions with employees, government agencies, growers, customers, etc.  Ensure the confidentiality of all Driscoll’s proprietary information.

Candidate Profile

  • Collaboration with Long Cane functional areas:  The role requires a high level of cross functional collaboration with Supply Solutions, Production and Agronomy. The Long Cane Logistics Manager must have the ability to operate in a very fluid environment and to create solutions that can flexible to changing plans.
  • Ensuring capacity at competitive prices: Lead the search for cold storage options at the different regions, securing capacity and contracting at competitive prices.
  • Sourcing and Negotiation: Develops vendors and materials to meet the needs of the program. The Long Cane Logistics Manager then plans and sources for those materials.
  • Planning and budgeting: Develop and assist in the creation and management of the yearly operational and capital expense budgets. Manage implementation of capital related projects related to Long Canes. operating costs implement sound audit controls and develop action plans to address cost variances.
  • Process Development Management: As the program grows processes need to be either revamped of created from scratch in order to meet the compliance to Food Safety Policies, CCOF and USDA regulations, etc.

Professionalism:  Nurture, support and promote the company Mission, Vision and Values.  Follow company policies and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner in all interactions with employees, government agencies, growers, customers, etc.  Ensure the confidentiality of all Driscoll’s proprietary information

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.


Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.