The Senior Director of Logistics will utilize his/her Logistics expertise and managerial skills in a manufacturing environment to drive and spearhead a talented logistics team responsible for the development of Client products. You will provide regulatory expertise and strategic direction to staff, internal and external customers. You will leverage your extensive technical experience and skills to drive and coach your team in managing all challenging inbound and outbound material and processes, as well as providing strategic plans to manage all material and processes within the stockroom. By collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, you will balance team workload and drive exceptional team performance with high impact for the business.
? Responsible for harmonizing and standardizing practices and SOPs across the globe.
? Enhance your leadership skills to manage the global oversight of quality, cost control and process benchmarking
? Ensure compliance and promote and facilitate global logistics standardization.
? Lead and manage continuous improvement activities
Additional responsibilities and objectives include:
? Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
? Supervise the work of logistics leaders and their team (specialists, planners, or schedulers)
? Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.
? Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives.
? Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
? Transportation knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
? Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
This role will report to the Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain a This individual will operate in a highly matrixed environment. The Sr. Director of Logistics, will manage roughly 6 people and be responsible for logistics operations of 50+ manufacturing sites globally.
Bachelors Degree required, with a BS and Masters Degree a plus.
Professional Qualifications, Skills and Attributes:
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and/or a proven track record with demonstrated skill in the following areas:
? 8+ years of Logistics experience in a manufacturing operations environment.
? We seek an individual who has managed operations with a large number of products and channels/customers.
? Understanding of lean, integrated supply chain principles, and knowledge of Client Operating System or other process improvement systems.
? Ability to effectively select, develop, coach, empower and motivate a staff to ensure growth in their scope of responsibility and accountability for operational excellence.
? Successfully integrated sites through acquisition and/or transitioned products to other sites.
? Global experience.
? Add value to the senior management team. We need an individual that can approach business challenges from a macro perspective and resolve strategic issues effectively.
? Ability to communicate clearly with an understanding of your audience and to present ideas and gain commitments that are crucial to the success of the business.
? Knowledge and ability to develop and interpret operating plans, budgets, capital plans and financial statements.
? Ability to lead change and establish operational metrics/key indicators for process control, communication, and performance improvement.
? Ability to manage multiple, complex projects and changing priorities; work extended hours when required, make sound decisions under pressure, and work effectively in a team environment.
? A strong bias for action and results oriented.
Personal Characteristics and Leadership Skills:
The successful candidate will be expected to be a high-energy, creative, and resourceful self-starter who demonstrates leadership skills and instincts. He/she is highly intelligent and enthusiastic with a commitment to excellence. In terms of personal competencies, the successful candidate must be a hands-on person who possesses the best combination of strategic thinking that also leads to actual results. He/she is a practical versus a theoretical thinker.