Warehouse and Logistics Manager

About the role:

Direct and manage logistics function to meet customer requirements and profitability goals. Plan and execute logistics strategy in order to ascend to world-class status, and create a culture of continuous improvement.

Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for developing, documenting, and executing a global comprehensive logistics and distribution strategic plan which will drive optimal customer service and profitability.
    • Manage and optimize a global supply chain logistics network with multiple distribution centers.
    • Manage and provide daily guidance to 3PL provider. Monitor and provide feedback to 3PL regarding metrics and cost targets.
    • Ability to plan and implement project to internalize the work currently performed by third party logistics vendor.
    • Establish and communicate metric system that is consistent with the logistics strategy.
    • Work with ship site location managers to improve operation and performance metrics, provide information, recommendations, and coordinate project implementation for transportation and logistics cost reduction opportunities.
    • Identify mode optimization opportunities.
    • Adhere to company policies and the ability to create and implement policies with regarding to Air Freight, expedite fees, and other freight expenditures.
    • Provide forecast projections for inbound and outbound freight expenditures by month and quarter.
    • Ensure that logistics functions are performed in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner consistent with established corporate and customer requirements.
    • Develop, implement and sustain processes to reduce costs and improve customer service. Develop and communicate metrics to support these efforts.
    • Develop and implement efficient and effective facility processes, policies and procedures.
    • Assure a positive work environment by focusing on morale, associate relations, and administering discipline in a consistent manner.
    • Plan and Manage Logistics/Freight spend. Responsible for transportation analysis and savings/cost opportunity analysis and the implementation and management of cost analysis measures.
    • Provide guidance and assure compliance with Department of Transportation, Freight Classification, Harmonization Coding, Country of Origin, NAFTA Certificates of Origin, and C-TPAT management and compliance.


Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years experience managing logistics in a comparable environment.

  • Experience with LTL, FTL, Air, small package and/or Ocean transportation

  • Experience with air-freight and critical delivery situations a plus

  • In-depth knowledge of business, logistics and transportation

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Advanced PC computer proficiency: Distribution Management Software, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and generate results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment. Strong organizational skills.

  • Written and oral communication skills; presentation and training skills

  • In-depth interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to relate to different cultures, language, and people, resolve problems and conflicts and demonstrate trust and integrity

  • Demonstrated team and individual leadership skills: decision-making, analytical, customer service and organization skills

  • Knowledge of logistics related environmental and safety regulations and practices



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