Job TG725: Director of Americas Logistics Services

Closed Logistics Jobs Sep 3rd, 2009Comments Off on Job TG725: Director of Americas Logistics Services

Highlights of Director of Americas Logistics Services Position

This key leadership role provides an opportunity for a proven leader to join a significant global logistics group for a major global company. The incumbent will have far reaching responsibility and significant managerial oversight for the key Americas region. Responsibility will stretch over multiple groups, including distribution, regional demand planning, warehousing, inventory, imports and exports, and transportation. Reporting to the VP, this role will enjoy very high corporate visibility and strong decision making power. The Director will develop strategic direction ensuring group success and high customer service level.

Key Responsibilities for Director of Americas Logistics Services Position

  • Provides strategic direction and oversight for the import/export compliance function globally. Includes global compliance for B&L products and shipments to Import/Export regulations (CFR 19 (Customs Duties), CFR 15 (Export Administration Regulations, EAR), and OFAC Trade Sanction Regulations
  • Provides input into the strategic direction of the global transportation strategy
  • Implements the distribution and transportation strategy such that costs and customer service are optimized
  • Prepares and presents category business cases
  • Develops continuous improvement methodology and uses key performance indicators to drive and quantify cost optimization while maintaining customer quality and service
  • Assists with macro sourcing strategy development and execution
  • Provides strategic direction and oversight of America’s warehousing function including the use of key performance metrics to monitor and optimize individual location and business line performance to goals and customer satisfaction. This includes working with customers to enhance the customer experience whilst managing costs per unit and % of sales to optimal levels
  • Leads negotiation strategy development
  • Provides strategic direction and oversight to regional planning function to facilitate them working with commercial, operations and global planning in support of product launches, product discontinuations, demand forecasting and supply constraints to support high levels of customer service while managing to optimal inventory levels
  • Drives process improvements in areas such as systems usage, forecast accuracy, inventory management and reporting
  • Establishes contract terms and conditions
  • Provides leadership to diverse organization including managers in warehousing, transportation, planning and compliance and their departments

Company Information

A world leader in Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Nutraceuticals, this stable and respected company has been a household name for over a century. Due to its strong market dominance the client continually delivers multibillion dollar revenue. As a global company, it markets its products in more than 100 countries and has an employee base of over 12,000 worldwide.

Qualifications and/or Requirements

  • BS degree required in business, logistics, or a technical discipline
  • Minimum of 10 yrs of Logistics, Transportation, Distribution, and Supply Chain experience
  • 5 years logistics experience must be in a leadership position with a globally oriented company
  • Strongly preferred that have prior experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing environment
  • Strongly preferred that have experience with environmentally controlled / monitored products
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience and success
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to operate with a sense of urgency
  • Experience with Lean and Six Sigma
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Experience and knowledge of ERP systems, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

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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