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Logistics Coordinator - 2nd Shift

Supply Chain
Chicago, IL

Logistics Coordinator


Job Summary & Background

There is pride inside the production of the best-selling mayonnaise brand in the United States. With over 100 years of history, Hellmann’s is one of Unilever’s $1B brands with the #1 and #2 top selling SKUs in North America. 

The Factory Logistics Coordinator will support the Logistics Department within the Kilbourn Plant. 

The position is comprised of the following:

  • Developing strong cross-functional relationships with factory, corporate counterparts, vendors, and carriers

  • Change management, continuous improvement projects to drive zero losses within customer service and logistics

  • Maintaining key documentation on inbound material receipts and outbound finished good shipments 

The individual will be assigned to various special projects that are in alignment with the factory goals and business objectives for the logistics team including delivery of cost savings, customer service, and carbon reduction at the Kilbourn site through driving FIFO process and taking Kilbourn’s Yard Management System to the next level reporting.

What are expecting in this role: 

  • Responsible for all materials going in and out of the factory

  • Complete transitions in SAP

  • Support operations with material requests 

  • Facilitate Yard MS to ensure data accuracy 

  • Work with corporate transportation team to plan and allocate shipments across distribution center network

  • Ensure inventory accuracy for all packaging and raw materials

  • Own a project that relates to cost savings, performance, or waste initiatives for the factory

Position Responsibilities 

Responsible for:

  • Managing yard transactions for packaging, raw ingredients and finish good loads by utilizing Kilbourn’s Yard Management System and ensuring accuracy in all aspects of data entry

  • Increase inventory accuracy and traceability by building a more robust receipt process for all packaging and raw ingredients

  • Execute continuous improvement World Class Manufacturing through various logistics pillar projects (Ex: 5S warehouse/shipping office, decrease load times, increase shipment traceability through warehouse LPN scanning)

  • Drive Logistics cost savings through reducing assessorial with FIFO process and driving internal logistics projects. Responsible for validating internal assessorial costs from carriers

  • Manage daily operational duties – Tender loads to carriers in Oracle Transportation Management, Post Goods Issued in SAP, MIGO of inbound purchase orders, and warehouse team load assignments

Key Skills:

  • High school diploma required 

  • Warehouse Management System/Yard managementexperience (nice to have)

  • SAP (nice to have)

  • Logistics experience (nice to have)

  • Microsoft office experience required 

  • Strong communication skills

Education & Training:

Associates degree required. Any logistics, factory or continuous improvement experience is a plus

Work Experience:

2+ years work experience with competency in systems and business operations

Functional Skills:

  • Competent in technical analysis and able to build one-slide presentations

  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and take the initiative to drive change

  • Improved analytical and systems skills

  • Project management 

  • Understand the scope of a Supply Chain function

Other Skills:

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong communication skills to work with warehouse team, external site partner and transportation carriers

  • Ability to understand and influence team members to drive change management

Experiences you got in the role and any technical experience you gained:

  • SAP Expert

  • Enhanced knowledge of overall PINC system

  • Hands on with projects and cross functional partnership with other departments

Like you about your role:

  • Interactions with other departments

  • Developed relationships with corporate functional teams and outside logistics vendors 

  • Learning from interdepartment peers along with peers in other departments to help improve role currently in as well as learn more about the business. 

What did you learn that you didn’t expect to?

  • Partook in project to shift into digital space and partnered with IT and roll out

  • Partnered with Planning to see inventory, space available, etc. 

  • Partnered with carriers 

For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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