Atlanta, Georgia

Auto req ID: 248149BR
Job Description

We are PepsiCo Supply Chain. We are the game changers, innovators, collaborators and history makers. The groundbreakers of the Supply Chain & Logistics space.

We are a diverse group, spread across 200 countries and territories, and united by a shared set of values and goals. You know our name through our amazing portfolio, including Tropicana, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker and Gatorade.

We perform with a purpose. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. Together, we raise the bar in lean manufacturing practices. We put forth new standards and stretch to reach beyond the goals we set.

We are a think tank, bringing our ideas into action and are determined to find ways to drive efficiencies, improve processes and achieve the highest level of safety all while meeting the demands of our customers and consumers to deliver the best products. At PepsiCo, we are committed to performing well as individuals and in teams, and to strengthen the company as a whole.

Are you hungry to be a part of the worlds largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands? Then now is the time to explore the Possibilities of PepsiCo.

Logistics, Distribution & Transportation Manager will have the leadership for the Atlanta Gatorade Distribution Center.

Chief responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility for developing plans required to deliver financial and all service goals within the Atlanta Gatorade distribution center.

  • Ensuring carrier execution against transportation requirements, meeting requirements of internal and external customers (retail customers, replenishment planning, Global procurement). Support of the annual procurement bid and bid readiness. Development of the right portfolio of carriers for the Gatorade network and the South division and required to ensure adequate capacity availability at costs that deliver against our AOP and execute against service KPIs.

  • Period Performance reporting and score carding across the region and with carriers.

  • Responsible for the effective management of the Distribution centers finished product inventory operations. This include delivering against all waste KPIs and maintaining compliance with all SOX regulations.

  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with all site, company and governmental food safety regulations and for the accurate execution and record keeping of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as outlined by PepsiCo policies.

  • Responsible for overseeing all Distribution Center safety requirements, in coordination with PepsiCo and OSHA standards, and for overseeing the execution of all required safety trainings and certifications of assigned personnel.

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Distribution centers salaried payroll team. Responsible for their career growth and performance development.

  • Responsible to oversee the maintenance, execution and vendor partnership required in support of the sites Bridge & CVC operations. This will include ensuring the effective execution of all service items, spare parts management and preventative maintenance efforts and for coordinating operations that reduce all bridge & CVC impacts on the plant production operations.

  • Initiative leadership and alignment with planning and customer service to positively assist in capacity management and support of payload opportunity, STO elimination, intermodal compliance, LTL consolidation, and overall reduction of Supply Chain Costs.

  • Field transportation employee onboarding & development, and representation/education of the transportation function across the region (transportation coordinators and DC Managers)

  • Management and execution of carrier surge planning; minimize billing/payment disruption to carrier base by supporting freight payment guidelines on surge, spot and RG planned activity

  • Support of period regional scorecard with Freight Payment Manager; drive results in spot bid market without service interruption and accurate freight payment accruals

  • Period financial reviews: Delivery of actionable items and deviations from AOP, working in conjunction with finance team for financial cause-of-change and forecast alignments

  • Power of One Synergies: Active participation in Regional and National Better Together Meetings; drive synergy opportunity, leveraging private and dedicated fleet(s) and engaging regional leads in new opportunity and solid understanding of the network, empty mile opportunity, co-load, and define and resolve network challenges

  • Active engagement with ROD/CMMs and Planning to properly plan warehouse delivered transportation needs based on production, warehouse capacity and flows and define the right mix of asset/broker mix and the building of collaborative relationships with planning and warehousing

  • Manage and define transportation solutions for complex/JIT shipments.

  • Leadership and alignment with the Gatorade transportation leadership team to identify opportunity within TMS; accept/reject reporting, standardize action against order flow with tenders and adherence to ERG. Help shape and execute next generation of network optimization opportunities


    Bachelors degree preferred

  • 8+ Whse. or transportation experience preferred

  • Strong analytical and negotiating skills

  • In-depth knowledge of refrigerated transportation landscape and impacts on future PepsiCo strategies

  • Ability to effectively address and resolve conflict

  • Ability to lead, influence and manage stakeholders and project teams from multiple divisions, functions and vendors

  • Ability to lead and manage company fleet of transport drivers

  • Ability to effectively engage and articulate SC concepts at the Strategic, Tactical and Operational levels

  • This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States

    Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
    Job Type: Regular

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

    PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

    Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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  • Atlanta, Georgia

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    PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.  PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.


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