Logistics Manager

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22523 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

W.R. Grace is hiring a Logistics Manager for our Lake Charles, LA manufacturing facility. This site is one of the largest refining catalyst plants in the world and is an OSHA VPP Star-certified site.



As a Logistics Manager, you will report to the Site Operations Leader and oversee and actively lead a team ensuring readiness and effectiveness of critical equipment and systems are working properly for our plant operations to operate. 


  • Leads the facilities operations team to ensure the operating units meet safety/EHS, production and quality targets. 
  • Conducts daily meetings and reviews area schedule commitments, along with weekly schedule commitments.
  • Ensures the accuracy and report on Daily and Weekly Operating Reports. 
  • Promotes the development of a continuous improvement culture, including Six Sigma and Lean tools. 
  • Participates in the development of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP); Updates and prepares forecasting and continuously review the plan compliance with respect to production, yields and fixed costs.  
  • Ensures the accurate accounting close for month end reporting.
  • Investigates and explains manufacturing variances that deviate from the plan.
  • Manages the engagement, performance, and development of their staff. 
  • Leads communication and recognition efforts for the operations units.
  • Drives continuous improvement in production efficiencies and eliminating leakage.
  • Ensures safety, environmental and PSM compliance in all operating units.  
  • Manages the troubleshooting process in the units and determine corrective actions ensuring timely implementation of solutions. 
  • Provides input to the design or equipment sizing to comply with processing and quality requirements.
  • Manages and controls the raw material and utility consumption.
  • Directs and/or participates in all required PSM programs.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respirator
Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. degree, Business, Logistics, or Supply Chain
  • 7+ years of manufacturing, operations, or logistics including 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • SAP, or another ERP and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Prior experience working in a union environment.
  • Ariba, 5S lean six sigma.


Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Life Insurance and Disability

Grace Wellness Program

Flexible Workplace

Retirement Plans 

401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%

Paid Vacation and Holidays

Parental Leave (salaried only)

Tuition Reimbursement

Company Donation Match Program

U.S. Employee Benefits Summary (grace.com) 


Be Authentic
Deliver Results
Engage and Include
Think Critically

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Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles