Job TG387: Director of Global Logistics and Distribution Procurement

Closed Logistics Jobs Feb 2nd, 2006Comments Off on Job TG387: Director of Global Logistics and Distribution Procurement

Key Responsibilities for Director of Global Logistics and Distribution Procurement Position

  • Procurement
    • Define, source, and negotiate logistics and distribution services.
    • Design, implement and monitor the global logistics & distribution sourcing process
    • Monitor service levels to ensure that performance statistics meet customer, vendor and company contractual requirements.
    • Ensure customer/vendor contract requirements are administered and enforced.
    • Aggregate provider costs and leverage efficiencies.
    • Understand changes to transportation regulations to ensure full compliance by Company.
    • Review opportunities to outsource management of logistics to utilize assets of other entities.
  • Strategic Planning
    • Work closely with Supply Chain Directors to provide optimized logistics solutions aligned with Business strategy.
    • Develop a corporate strategic vision for the logistics & transportation process, communicate and execute the vision.
    • Role-model strategic leadership with creative problem solving skills.
    • Manage strategic issues, and balance the risks related to Logistics & Transportation projects, finding creative ways to implement improvements.
    • Constantly search for process and cost improvements in logistics and transportation processes to grow revenue and profit for the company.
  • Network Optimization
    • Ensure full strategic alignment of projects and goals for Logistics and Distribution operations with the Supply Chains and other functional areas within the company.
    • Work with the Supply Chains to design, build and execute transportation strategy including capital requirements, outsourcing and new processes for transport routing.
    • Optimize supplier location/transportation costs on inbound freight working in partnership with the Supply Chain group to minimize costs and capitalize on backhauls.
    • Apply knowledge of logistics and transportation methods, cost structures, service requirements, modes, tariffs, equipment, infrastructure and people availability in order to build optimal network design and optimize day-to-day business.
    • Previous analytical and modeling project experience desired.
  • Leadership
    • Lead strategic development efforts associated with Logistics & Transportation operations.
    • Demonstrate ability to think globally, plan strategically and implement change resulting in positive results.
    • Manage a team of professionals in a matrix organization.
  • Implementation of Change
    • Function as a change agent within the area of responsibility and key influencer to the enterprise.
    • Develop new and compelling ideas to improve execution by others in remote locations.
    • Proven ability to create and communicate businesses case for change and work with people internally and externally to drive change.
  • Metrics
    • Establish, track and evaluate the costs, benefits and performance criteria for project success for all projects as well as day to day operations.
    • Provide cost information regarding transportation of products.
    • Establish service, quality, cost and people metrics that support overall business objectives. Must demonstrate strong leadership in establishing and managing corrective action process.
    • Able to establish solid, analytical, ‘fact base’ for decision making.
    • Manage forecasting process to enable businesses to more accurately plan and budget for changing costs of logistics and distribution.
  • Partnering
    • Review opportunities with other companies to consolidate assets for servicing common customer base or geographies.
    • Engagement in professional organizations and other companies to understand industry ‘best practices’ and apply at Company.
    • Collaborate with the Supply Chain groups
  • People Management responsibilities
    • Directly manage all activities of the strategic logistics and distribution procurement department.
    • Manage the professional staff including: Competency assessment; development of objectives and necessary training; review performance; and recommend salary adjustments, promotions, transfers, hiring and/or discipline actions.
    • Heavy emphasis on service to Supply Chain organizations and optimization projects.

Qualifications and/or Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have direct, hands-on experience in many of the essential duties. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or experiences required.
    • Ability to gather and analyze transportation cost, volume, and geographic data for reporting and analytical purposes to further refine and optimize logistics performance.
    • Ability to aggregate same data and present to and manage suppliers through a sourcing negotiation
    • Six Sigma or LEAN certification is a strong plus. A commitment to continuous improvement in a ever-changing industry (candidate must be flexible, creative and open to new ideas and ways of doing business).
    • 3PL and 4PL experience a definite plus
    • Ability to influence the organization at multiple levels to achieve strategic goals
    • Superior interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • • Education/Experience requirements
    • Candidates must be experienced with SAP; Microsoft Office applications; Routing and Scheduling software; and third party freight payment providers. Proven software expertise is required.
    • A MS degree in Business, Logistics, or Transportation is required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of distribution management, transportation management, operations and accounting principles.
    • Ten-plus years of professional experience are required. At least five years in a transportation or distribution company.
    • Experience with global organization, living abroad.

Teldar Group
About the Author:

The Teldar Group is an Executive Search and Recruiting Firm specializing in placing professionals in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain positions.

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