Dean Foods

Division Logistics Manager (DSD Emphasis)

Job Locations US-MN-Woodbury
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Supply Chain/Logistics
High School or Equivalent
Relocation Assistance
Available to Qualified Candidates





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Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States.

The Company is one of the nation's largest processors and direct-to-store distributors of fluid milk marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. We distribute ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water and other products. Along with national brand name products such as DairyPure® and TruMoo®, we continue to not only grow our company, but also contribute to the success and future development.  

Our products are processed with the help of approximately 16,000 dedicated employees working in approximately 70 plants across the U.S.


Pure and simple, we ensure Mother Nature's most perfect food finds a place in every home.    



Why Dean Foods?

  • Excellent Pay
  • Career Advancement
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package to include Health, Dental, and Vision
  • Short-Term Incentive Plans
  • 401K Program with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Job Description & Requirements

Job Description:     

The Division Logistics Manager (DLM) has responsibility for a division’s logistics function. This role will be accountable for meeting all financial commitments, will own safety, and will ensure customer expectations are met all the time, every time. The DLM will be responsible for demonstrating the Dean Foods Guiding Principles and utilizing Continuous Improvement (CI) resources in building team capability and unity. He/she will have specific budget accountability and will ensure integration of Dean Foods operating principles for the location(s) for which they have responsibility.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with division management to develop and execute overall logistics strategy ensuring alignment with competitive business strategy.
  • Partners with the Divisional Sales Vice President and division sales team to secure/coordinate new customers, drive promotions for increased business and address service issues with customers as appropriate.
  • Leads the distribution teams within the assigned division(s) ensuring proper coaching, training, performance management and talent management.
  • Ensures all direct reports understand, cascade and achieve the distribution goals and key metrics. Ensures timely and accurate completion of all KPIs, forecasts and other reporting requirements.
  • Approaches work with a Continuous Improvement (CI) mindset and engages in Divisional Management Operating Structure (DMOS).
  • Participates in development of division AOP, capital plan and productivity initiatives.
  • Understands and drives productivity initiatives as well as overall cost conscious culture.
  • Ensure optimization and care for all distribution and fleet assets ensuring proper maintenance within assigned divisions.
  • Optimizes intra-division logistical activities.
  • Owns Safety Culture, ensuring safety strategies and tactics are employed as required.
  • Ensures integration of Dean Foods standard operating processes into the field organization.
  • Ensures proper employee relations culture and programs are in place.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory (OSHA, DOT, EPA) requirements.
  • Ensures effective management of all 3rd party relationships including property leases.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 5-10 years managerial distribution, transportation or logistics experience in multi-site facility. Experience should include research and cost reporting procedures, budgeting, inventory control as well experience in routing software, GPS systems and routing optimization.
  • Strong DSD (direct store delivery) background.
  • Experience with handheld computers, ASN, SBT, Scanning, and other store receiving platforms.
  • Proficient in use of MS Office Suite.
  • Project management skills
  • Financial skills to develop analysis and budgets
  • Regulatory knowledge in applicable federal, state and local guidelines (DOT, OSHA, DMV)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (verbal and written).
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

EEO Statement

Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug.  Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law).   


Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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