Director, Logistics

Nufarm Americas

Location: Supply Chain

Job Type: Full time


Grow a Better Tomorrow with Nufarm.

We know that growing is about more than just crops and cultivation. It’s about sunshine and rain, early mornings and hard work. It can be frustratingly unpredictable but also wonderfully uplifting. More than anything, it’s about people. Nufarm is the dependable partner behind thousands of agricultural success stories. Every day, growers around the world turn to our products and our people to help with the challenges of fighting disease, weeds and pests, and to increase crop yields.

How can you grow with Nufarm?

Do you love leading in logistics? Are you always thinking of newer, better ways of doing things? Are you a self-starter always driving to execution? If your answer to these questions is an enthusiastic “yes” then please keep reading! Based in Alsip, IL our Supply Chain team is looking for an experienced, highly motivated Director of Logistics to lead the team and processes to ensure cost efficient, high quality and customer focused delivery of products across North America.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing and executing the overall logistics strategy for the NA business.
  • Managing the external (3PL) logistics partners.
  • Managing the bulk and rail fleet management programs and related contracts.
  • Leading the team and the processes to ensure cost-efficient, high-quality, and customer-focused delivery of products across North America.
  • Leading, mentoring, and developing the members of the logistics team.
  • Managing the logistics spend and controlling expenditures to budgeted levels; identifying and implementing the necessary actions to drive cost improvement.
  • Partnering with sales & marketing, driving service-level metrics and implementing actions to raise quality and service standards to exceed customer expectations and achieve “best in class” operations.
  • Managing the end-to-end logistics strategy.
  • Identifying gaps in the supply operations capability; proposing and executing solutions.
  • Monitoring and controlling suppliers to confirm services meet agreed-upon levels and to ensure the company is getting the best value (cost, quality, service, and alignment).
  • Evaluating, negotiating, and executing agreements with new suppliers, ensuring consistency with the company standards and needs.

What do you bring?

  • 15+ years of experience in supply chain, logistics & transportation is mandatory; experience in either the chemical industry or agribusiness is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a leadership role with a proven track record of leading team members.
  • Familiarity with a range of process improvement, business analysis, and project methodologies
  • Familiarity with moving raw materials and finished products between countries, especially between Canada and the US
  • Experience in Identifying and mitigating risks associated with inventory management and S&OP processes.
  • A certification in Six Sigma, APICS is highly desirable but not mandatory.

If you want to be a part of a thriving, supportive environment and are inspired by the prospect of being a part of something bigger, we’d love to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. All employment decisions are decided based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We are committed to building an inclusive environment for all Nufarm employees.