VP of Transportation & Logistics

Position Type

Full Time

Travel Required

Yes, once Covid restrictions are lifted


Memphis, TN ( Relocation available)




Full Time

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Pros2Plan, a subsidiary of Spinnaker SCA, is sourcing for a VP of Transportation & Logistics for one of our clients in the Food & Beverage Vertical.

Absolutely great opportunity with a growing organization for the right candidate.

Duration: Full Time

Salary: Open

Location: Memphis, TN ( Relocation available)

Primary Purpose of Position

  • The Vice President of Transportation & Logistics (T&L) is responsible for developing and executing Large Food & Beverage Company’s transportation and warehousing strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.

  • Specifically, the qualified candidate will lead the areas of transportation planning leadership, internal/third-party warehouse optimization and consolidation, warehouse team leadership, asset optimization, inventory management and a significant contributor to present and future network analysis designs.

  • The VP of T&L is a key partner in the Supply Chain organization to successfully collaborate with supply planning, procurement, and customer service in addition to Operations and Commercial functions.


  • 10-15 years’ experience in the associated job duties and essential functions; 7-10 years of leadership experience, with at least 5 years of senior management/executive experience.

  • Experience with a private company or large business unit, preferably with complex manufacturing footprint. Food & Beverage Experience Preferred

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with food safety regulations and food logistics operations in a multi-temperature storage and shipping environment.

  • Experience in business turnaround situations at a significant growth pace.

  • BA/BS degree in Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain or related field, MBA or MA/MS in supply chain a plus

  • Experience WMS, TMS and knowledge of transit tracking systems

  • Excellent Written and Communication Skills

  • Key Competencies across, Leadership, Business, Management skills and Transportation and Logistics deep expertise.

Major Job Duties and Essential Functions:

  • Create and establish best practices for managing external transportation providers in conjunction with the company's mission and strategic vision.

  • Lead and engage a team of offsite direct and indirect reports totaling 85+ employees encompassing Large Food & Beverage Company’s 6 internal warehouses, shipping/receiving operations and physical inventory management.

  • Function as a strategic business advisor to the executive/senior management of each business unit or specialty group regarding key industry trends and upcoming changes that could impact business operations.

  • Utilize prior experience and knowledge to ensure T&L’s digital platform is effectively maximizing resource utilization. Recommend and lead the implementation of software systems such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Transportation Management Systems (TMS).

  • Anticipate and contingency plan for unforeseen disruptions that could adversely impact Large Food & Beverage Company’s strategic plan. These scenario plans will be inducted into the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process.

  • Establish processes and a culture to enable Large Food & Beverage Company to become a “Shipper of Choice” at both internal and external warehouse locations.

  • Successfully collaborate with Large Food & Beverage Company’s Commercial and Operation’s functions to exceed customer experience expectations.

  • Evaluate and recommend future transportation sourcing and execution models to keep pace with Large Food & Beverage Company’s growth.

  • Some travel will be required to various locations through the organization as needed.