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Dir, Strategic Mkt Development

Americold Logistics, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted December 12, 2021.


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores.

We’re proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world.

We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities
– from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:

Oversee the cross functional planning and communication of global market development projects prior to mobilization.

This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members in order to move projects from initial identification validation through detailed engineering design.

Work with Supply Chain Solutions, Business Development, Legal, Finance, Operations, and Real Estate to identify and actively manage all aspects of global market development projects.

Essential Functions:

• Effective collaboration with all relevant business functions and stakeholders
• Understand and follow Americold Strategic Market Development process
• Develop and execute market project plans
– revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
• Provide routine updates to key stakeholders and senior leadership
• Identifies resources needed and assign individual responsibilities
• Manages day-to-day tactical aspects of a portfolio of active projects
• Work directly with Real Estate group to identify strategic real estate options
• Work directly with Supply Chain Solutions to develop optimal initial concept designs and related capital requirements
• Work directly with Commercial Finance to understand all aspects of financial returns related to market development projects
• Work directly with Legal Team to minimize commercial and capital risk
• Ability to manage cross functional teams, assign ownership, and drive accountability
• Provide thought leadership related to Market Development process improvement
• Manage change control so that as potential scope changes arise, they are each carefully analyzed, reviewed, and appropriately approved; develop solution options as needed to drive decisions
• Travel on short notice and possibly for extended periods of times.
• Other duties and special projects as requested.


Qualifications & Experience:

Education, Training & Professional Experience:
• Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Communications or other business related majors
• Master’s Degree (MBA) a plus
• 8-10 years of related experience, including 3-5 years of demonstrated Project Management experience and at least 5 years of supply chain experience
• Demonstrated experience managing large capital investment projects
• Advanced capabilities with MS Excel and PowerPoint
• Demonstrated experience in financial modeling
• Successful track record managing cross functional teams
• Industrial Real Estate development experience a plus

Knowledge & Employment Standards:
• Must be able to travel at an estimated 25-50% of the time to support projects, including international trips which may be more extended in duration
• Ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbally with individuals at all levels of the organization, external contacts, customers and potential customers
• Demonstrates uncompromising level of integrity and code of ethics and maintain a high degree of confidentiality
• Demonstrates a servant leadership style with strong impact and influencing skills
• Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate cross functional team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization
• Strong financial acumen and business savvy
• Strong problem-solving and resolution skills
• Progressive, flexible and team-oriented approach desired
• Possess a proactive approach with strong customer service orientation

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
• Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
• Requires frequent travel by automobile and airplane up to 50% of the time
• Requires visiting facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
• Frequently carries loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
• Requires the use of various electronic tools
• Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings
• Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

More Information on Americold Logistics, LLC

Americold Logistics, LLC operates in the Logistics industry.

The company is located in Atlanta, GA.

Americold Logistics, LLC was founded in 1903.

It has 4252 total employees.

It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance.

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