Logistics Leader


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The main purpose of the Logistics Leader is to establish and utilize processes, procedures and analytics to manage Millsdale warehouse operations and provide supervision for the daily operations of team members.  
Responsibilities includes the following:
•    Oversee utilization of defined warehouses processes and procedures. Solicit ideas from associating departments, assess responses and develop strategic recommendations considering total cost of ownership
•    Provide supervision, direction and support for hourly and salary direct reports 
•    Ensure that warehouse operations and support are aligned with Corporate Supply Chain, Business and company goals and objectives.
•    Provide weekly and monthly performance metrics including key performance indicators (KPIs)
•    Facilitate Millsdale inventory accuracy efforts associated with the warehouses
•    Execute maintenance and permit process for warehouse functions
•    Ensure the team has the tools to execute material movements including the shuttle moves between Millsdale and the SDC
•    Oversee, report on, and plan the area’s open EH&S and PSCA assignments for timely and effective closure
•    Participate in or lead incident investigations.  Review and approve incident investigation findings and corrective actions
•    Ensure compliance with external (i.e. EPA, OSHA) agency or internal company standards. Ensure EH&S work instructions, practices, and policies are strictly adhered to. Set and track the warehouses EH&S improvement targets and EH&S audits findings
•    Identify and drive technology improvements related to Site Logistics.  Partner with members of Supply Chain and others to proactively address network optimization opportunities, drive process improvements and ensure best in class practices through IT enablement
•    Develop and implement continuous improvement processes to drive network optimization, intra-plant movement of materials, cost reductions and improved service in collaboration with other stakeholders, functions within the company with third party partners


•    Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience required 
•    Prior inventory management experience 


•    Bachelor’s Degree required with 3-5 years of Supply Chain experience or High School Diploma or GED with 10+ years of Supply Chain experience 



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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