Logistics & Supply Planning Manager
Denver CO
Full Time


Denver CO

Logistics Manager

Your role:

The  Logistics & Supply Planning Manager will be directly responsible for leading the Logistics Analysts team to meet customer requirements by balancing demand with production capacity and inventory.  This leader will work independently with guidance, using a broad perspective to provide technical solutions for solving complex problems.  You will provide both strategic and daily tactical support to our customers and mill network. The role is responsible for driving ELEMEDS through inventory planning and execution to proactively mitigate supply and demand imbalances.  The successful candidate will work broadly across functions that include Transportation, Operations, Engineering, Sales, and 3rd party vendors to establish least cost distribution strategies that align with customer expectations. Our Logistics team supports 33 mills executing over 1,000 truck and rail shipments each day.

To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.
  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
  • Operate with simplicity, clarity, and transparency.
  • Influence and drive change.
  • Organize, prioritize, and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others.

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance, and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities:

  • Supply Chain Leadership: Work independently with guidance to solve complex problems with technical solutions.  Lead a team of 4-8 direct reports that serve our US and Canada plant network.  Provide tactical support for daily execution of the team and identify growth areas to expand team members skills.  Use influence in the larger business to positively impact results.
  • Directly lead Logistics execution for 1-3 plants as a player/coach model.  Use a broad perspective to manage demand plan and proactively provide impact analysis and recommendations to stakeholders within the business. Available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for after hour emergency situations (with the exception of paid vacation). 
  • Drive ELEMEDS execution - Lead and coordinate the resolution of short-term demand/capacity imbalances within the 1 – 8 week planning horizon through use of our Supply and Operations Execution (S&OE) model.  Coordinate customer arbitrage and plant supplemental flour shipments.  Provide solutions for order exceptions and production lead times.  Includes inventory support execution for major asset projects (plant expansions, packer projects, etc), as well as major planned/unplanned plant downtimes–sanitation, repairs, breakdowns, etc. 
  • Interpret and adapt policies and share best practices within your functional expertise.  Refine and elevate processes to create successful outcomes for our customers and team members.
  • Accountable for internal flour product rail pipelines to minimize railcar dwell and maximize fleet efficiency.  Manage finished product levels through 3rd party warehouses and bulk terminal vendors by inventory accounting involving system transactions to issue/receive goods.
  • Work with a cross functional team to drive supply optimization by identifying and executing least cost distribution strategies informed by Landed Cost modeling. 
  • Champion Continuous Improvement efforts and Relentless Curiosity to push for simplicity, innovation, and automation informed by Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Essential skills and experience:

  • 4 year degree in Business, Engineering, Logistics/Transportation/ Operations Management, or Supply Chain Management and minimum 5 Years experience in Logistics, Transportation, Operations Management and/or Supply Chain 
  • Experience working with multiple facilities across a Business Unit
  • Ability to bring multiple functions together to solve complex problems
  • Excellent Problem Solving & Decision Making skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience executing business priorities using indirect leadership methods
  • Demonstrated organization skills
  • Ability to coach and develop both individuals and teams
  • Ability to handle difficult conversations with grace while educating and creating bridges that build the partnership with customers
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent workstreams

Good to have:

  • 7+ yrs in a business experience, preferably supply chain area
  • Preferred: 3-5 yrs experience leading a team of direct reports
  • Preferred: Microsoft GP/365 or other inventory management software experience
  • Preferred: Logistics and/or Transportation experience
  • Supply/Production planning

Other Considerations:

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of time to other facilities and/or offices to support efforts to serve customers

EEO Commitment:

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.  


Denver Office CO


1875 Lawrence Street, Denver CO, 80202

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Employment Type:

Full time

Additional Information:


We provide market-driven base pay, based on skills, abilities, and level of experiences. Our salary ranges are broad, and individual salary will be market competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of skills and level of experience. The starting range for this position is $95,807.27 - $127,782.95, with additional earning potential possible commensurate with experience. Additionally, we believe that our team members are the reason for our success and all team members are incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and individual results achieved. While the specific bonus plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions, the targeted bonus plan and targeted percentage amount for this role is Bonus - MIP, 10% Annual.


At Ardent Mills we offer a wide range of benefits to our team members and their eligible family members. Some of our great benefit programs you may be eligible for include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage• Health and Dependent Savings Accounts • Life and Disability Programs • Voluntary Benefit Programs • Company Sponsored Wellness Programs • Retirement Savings with Company Match • Team Member and Family Assistance Program (EAP) • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays • Employee Recognition Program with Rewards (RAVE).

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