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Job ID #:6790
Position Type:Regular Full-Time
Experience Required:Not Indicated
Job Category:Transportation
Location:Orlando, FL US
Education Required:Not Indicated
Relocation Provided:No Relocation Offered

CHEP is the world leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world's largest companies. CHEP issues, collects, conditions and reissues more than 285 million pallets and containers from a global network of more than 500 service centers in 42 countries, helping manufacturers and growers transport their products to distributors and retailers.

CHEP partners with customers to develop pooling solutions that ensure reduced product damage, offer enhanced delivery efficiencies, eliminate waste and cut supply chain costs, adding exceptional value for its customers. With more than 300,000 customers around the globe, including Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Carrefour, Kellogg's, Woolworths, Kraft, Nestlé, Lion Nathan, The Home Depot, Tesco, Unilever, Hewlett Packard, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for "Handling The World's Most Important Products…Everyday."

CHEP employs more than 7,700 employees in 42 countries and benefits from more than four decades of industry experience internationally.

Position Purpose

Under guidance from the Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Optimization and Design - This role will be responsible for leading CHEP supply chain network optimization projects, analyzing the output, and recommending changes to reduce the roughly $2B annual global supply chain spend.  This role will coordinate the timely gathering of accurate information, develop and optimize a supply chain model, review the output, and work with the local country to determine the achievable supply chain value based on the recommended changes.


Major/Key Accountabilities

  • Lead network optimization projects using the LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru software

  • Gather and manipulate input data often consisting of hundreds of thousands or millions of lines of information

  • Recommend opportunities for supply chain cost reduction for the local country through accurate modelling and optimization of the CHEP network

  • Develop implementation plans in coordination with local country to achieve agreed upon supply chain savings

  • Analyze various “what-if” supply chain scenarios to prepare a cost/benefit analysis of proposed change

  • Present findings to senior level management, and gain buy-in to the proposed recommendations

  • Develop methodology to track savings generated through supply chain network changes

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key supply chain contacts

  • Develop expert-level knowledge in Supply Chain Guru software and lead cost analyses of potential modifications to the CHEP Supply Chain

  • Support modelling needs outside of the Supply Chain organization; including other business groups and various internal functions

  • Drive step-change improvements in model performance and functionality



  • Savings/Value/Benefit from Network Optimization projects

  • Timeliness of Network Optimization Projects

  • Use of new skills / functionality within Supply Chain Optimization and Design


Authority/ Decision Making

  • Broad range of decision making autonomy within the defined areas of responsibilities



  • This role operates in a matrix organization having primary support for CHEP North America while reporting up through a Global team

  • This role will interact with a geographically dispersed team

  • Infrequent international travel may be required

  • Size of data often challenge traditional tools like Excel


Key contacts Internal

Global Logistics Teams

Global Operations Teams

Global Supply Chain Teams

Local Country Leadership


Key contacts External

  • Llamasoft

  • Other LLamasoft Customers (via conferences)



  • BS, BA or equivalent and 2 years related experience in supply chain or general business discipline



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with supply chains

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with data analysis/manipulation of large data sets


Skills and Knowledge   

  • Strong analytical skills, including proficiency with SQL, Access, Excel

  • Skilled in handling large data sets

  • Strong knowledge of supply chain theory

  • Comfort collaborating with people in other countries, from different cultures, and where English is not be their native language

  • Effectively communicate with all levels of people in the organization

  • Decision-making and problem solving skills

  • Effectively prioritize multiple goals

  • Strong project management skills

  • Work independently with little supervision

  • Strong Presentation and collaboration skills

  • Knowledge of the Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru software a plus


Languages Required: English; Desirable: Spanish (Preferred) or Portuguese



Come join an extremely successful performance and growth oriented team, we'd love to hear from you. A highly competitive compensation and benefit package including retirement benefits, educational reimbursement, and more is offered in conjunction with an exciting, fast paced work environment. Come help us… Handle the World's Most Important Products. Everyday. EOE

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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