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US Foods Senior Director, Fleet Management in Rosemont, Illinois

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The foundation that allows us to deliver on our strategy is The US Foods Way, which describes How We Live, through our Cultural Beliefs; How We Work, through our commitment to Continuous Improvement (CI); and How We Lead, through our Leadership Behaviors.

The Senior Director of Fleet Management establishes fleet strategy and oversees and manages the people, processes, finances, capital equipment, vendor relationships and talent initiatives critical to running US Foods’ fleet, which is ranked among the top 10 largest in the Unites States. Exemplifying The US Foods Way, this senior director also contributes fleet management expertise to the establishment, implementation and continual improvement of operational plays established cross-functionally by Operational Excellence.


  • Establish and direct fleet strategy, driving functional and financial excellence, accountability and continuous improvement

  • Manage the fleet’s capital spend, financing, and indirect spend, including finding cost-savings opportunities; establish and maintain vendor relationshipsand negotiations accordingly

  • Deploy fleet-related capital projects, including software implementations

  • Remain fluent with current and developing OEM technology, industry standards, trends/ideas, wear analysis, methods and products

  • Prioritize fleet management initiatives and manage the fleet’s project deployment calendar, serving as the program management office’s end-to-end point of contact from initiative design through execution

  • Manage fleet inventory, including directing and documenting the disposition of inactive and retired equipment

  • Determine the type and number of fleet equipment (gasoline vs. electric, for example)

  • Maintain relationships with original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”) and oversee the purchase, maintenance and management of all rolling stock, including tractors, trailers, straight trucks, yard tractors, refrigeration units, and convertors; act as the central purchasing agent for rolling stock and refrigeration units

  • Maintain fleet management documentation, including equipment specifications and records related to assembly scheduling, delivery, warranty, licensing, title registration, payment, etc.

  • Work with Finance and other field associates to ensure the accuracy of Fixed Asset Management System (FAMS) data and to maintain accurate, current equipment entries in the system

  • Advise, record and direct equipment transfers between markets as necessary

  • Support the implementation of The US Foods Way for Fleet Management through a focus on the development, continuous growthand engagement of Fleet Management associates

  • Oversee Fleet Management training and staffing, including progression planning and benchmarking against industry standards

  • Partner with Operations Excellence and HR Business Partners to assess training and staffing needs and design talent initiatives accordingly, with a focus on attracting, engaging, developing and retaining talent

  • Prioritize, lead and project manage talent initiatives and plays in support of achieving Fleet Management KPIs

  • Prepare and enable Fleet Management associates to implement plays on-time and as prescribed while also collecting and escalating their play implementation feedback

  • Drive continuous Fleet Management KPI improvements across markets in collaboration with the Operational Excellence team

  • Partner with Operations Excellence, Program Office and other functional leaders to diagnose fleet management issues and to prioritize, enable and implement plays that improve performance against KPIs, including training needs assessments, capacity planning, CI initiatives and project timelines

  • Engage with the Program Office lead to resolve questions around play certification and to ensure plays as provided are actionable and appropriately prioritized

  • Communicate key project updates on talent initiatives and plays to the Program Office; challenge assumptions and enforce quality within the project team

  • Facilitate the rapid identification and resolution of project level risks and issues

  • Maintain key Fleet Managementsystems and related vendor relationships, including:

  • The EPA Smartway Program,in partnership with the EPA Smartway Team, senior management and field operations

  • TransCore (FAMS Software), including licensing, registration and administration; review updates and revisions, working with IT Management to incorporate changes as necessary

  • World Information Systems (ShopFax Software), used to standardize maintenance practices (review equipment maintenance histories, ensuring enterprise compliance with equipment specifications and maintenance templates)

  • Penske/Ryder national relationship (review outside service providers, maintenance histories, equipment specifications, services levels and lease terms) 

  • Shared responsibility for XATA (equipment design, installation and warranty and equipment/driver interaction)

  • Frequent overnight travel required

  • Other duties as assigned by the SVP Operational Excellence


Education/Training *: *

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, purchasing, supply chain management or in another relevant field. Advanced degree preferred.

Related Experience/Requirements: * *

  • 10+ years of relevant Supply Chain, Operations and/or Logistics experiencepreferred, including at least 7 years in Fleet management, demonstrating subject matter expertise and field credibility

  • 5+ years of management experience (including people and/or functions)

  • Competencysharing and implementing operational best practices

  • Experience leading projects that required coordination across team boundaries in large, multi-function, cross-geographic, matrixed organizations

  • Must have excellent vendor purchasing/price negotiation skills


  • Industry knowledge: Broad operations and related technical knowledge, vendor managementeffectiveness,plus in-depth knowledge of fleet management and of related federal, state and local regulations, preferably in the foodservice or transportation industry

  • Strategic Thinking: Accurately anticipates future needs, consequences and trends using facts and data; brings creative approaches to risk diagnosis and mitigation; active learner able to quickly understand relevant risks associated with functional initiatives

  • Program Management: Strong program management skills and knowledge of program management principles, methodology and tools; able to plan and lead the execution of all aspects of a program with a sense of urgency, including scheduling, resources, scope, budget, risks/issues, communication and reporting

  • Financial Planning/Management: Skilled at distilling business objectives into financial impacts and needs; translates desired business outcomes into comprehensive yet easy-to-understand financial strategies and plans; adept at managing financial initiatives, tracking and reporting on progress and course-correcting to achieve desired results

  • Influence/Communication Skills: Strong presence and open communication skills, effective at all levels of the organization and with external vendors and suppliers; inviting and effectively responsive to questions and concerns, building credibility and authority; effectively translates business strategies and objectives into fleet management priorities and clearly articulates desired outcomes, tactics and behaviors, motivating buy-in and follow-through

  • Problem Solving Skills: Highly analytical with strong problem-solving skills, including identifying and working with team members to avoid or remove roadblocks

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Builds strong cross-functional relationships quickly to align on actions and resources required and to mutually accomplish company goals

  • Capacity Planning: Allocates responsibilities appropriately and effectively leverages resources to meet anticipated deadlines and desired business outcomes

  • Adaptab ility : A leader who can navigate the organization through complex and diverse situations; comfortable with ambiguity

  • Coaching/Mentoring: Develops and inspires team member mindsets and capabilities

  • Empath etic Leadership : Understands, gauges and adapts to the perspectives of varied stakeholders, both collectively and in isolation, over the course of change initiatives

  • Openness to New Ideas: Demonstrates the ability and willingness to move outside of their comfort zone to explore newoptions/approaches; inspires others to do the same


EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

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