Logistics Manager - Raw Materials

Schnitzer Steel Industries   •  

Portland, OR

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 426 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Essential Functions:

  • Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)
    • Ensures all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards are strictly adhered to.  
    • Suggest and submit recommendations for improving safety or environmental conditions.
    • Encourages the reporting of any control violations.
    • Implements and monitors DOT Compliance and safety structures for internal and external fleets. This includes the monitoring of the Driver Cam program and working with the Dispatcher to ensure any Driver issues are addressed.
  • Operational Performance & Best Management Practices
    • Studies and assesses regional transportation structure for trucking, rail, and barge movement of scrap products.
    • Develop and monitor tracking systems for equipment and activities.
    • Maximizes logistic efficiencies and expands backhaul material flow from several sources.
    • Liaises with vendors and other corporate departments to perform ROI calculations and cash flow projections.
    • Collaborates with Financial Business Partner(s) to standardize chart of accounts for accurate cost projections, etc.
    • Maintains policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations, maintaining adequate internal controls.
  • Equipment & Maintenance
    • Develops and implements plans for a regional transportationinfrastructure.
    • Oversees and guides utilization of equipment to maximize efficiency and reduce costs where possible.
    • Works with operations and the Department ofTransportation to ensure that equipment specifications optimize our transportation needs.
  • Inventory & Quality Control
    • Works with dispatchers at our various yards to create and implement a process for predetermining transport needs to ensure that the equipment is available and utilized to its maximum benefit.
    • Works with buyers and managers in arranging transportation needs for the movement of scrap between yards, demolition jobs, outside customers etc.
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
    • Meets with transport service providers to negotiate rates, leases, and purchases.
  • Administrative Management
    • Monitors and maintains exempt and hourly staff at cost effective and competitive levels.
    • Monitors supervisory practices for self and his/her direct reports to ensure compliance with HR policies and union contracts.
    • Reviews performance of direct reports.
    • Interviews prospective management and/or production employees.
    • Works with Human Resources personnel to prepare job descriptions.

Internal Control Responsibilities:

Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating, and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business.  Communicate upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

Interpersonal Contacts:

Internal contacts include managerial to executive level personnel throughout the Company. External contacts include: national vendors, suppliers, contractors, etc.   Communicates via phone, email, and face-to-face contact with others, specifically the divisions of the Schnitzer Group.

Job Conditions:

Standard office environment associated with industrial settings. This position can be exposed to all weather conditions. Physical hazards are present due to the equipment and machinery used throughout the scrap yards and the presence of scrap itself. Travel is required, estimated at 25%.   Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow, and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Offsite work involves meeting in person with current or potential customers and/or visiting other Schnitzer locations. Handling multiple issues regarding scheduling, safety, and maintenance increases pressure.

Job Requirements

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Ability to: lift and carry up to 10 pounds occasionally; sit for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; write by hand and keyboard for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; assemble papers, staple, file; apply sufficient force to open and close file drawers. Ability to communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Communication is primarily by phone, email and sometimes in person, with other departments within the Schnitzer Group. Visual acuity needed for close detail work, preparing and analyzing data figures, accounting, and computer use.


Bachelor's degree, preferably in transportation or logistics, or equivalent experience. Five to seven years experience in transportation or distribution in a manufacturing/materials processing environment. Experience in scrap business desired. Two to three years experience in truck dispatching is preferred. Project management skills and experiencepreferred. Previous experiencerequired in an industrial/manufacturing environment in an organization with multiple operating units.