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Director Of Logistics

Company: Hollander Sleep Products
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

The Director of Logistics is the subject matter expert for the company and part of the Supply Chain Operations leadership team. The Director of Logistics oversees, directs and performs critical functions relating to the timely and efficient movement of goods in support of Hollander business. This includes inbound delivery of raw materials to Hollander's manufacturing facilities, drop shipments to customers, intercompany truck shipments (FTL/LTL), and parcel contracts for ecommerce and internal requirements. The source of inbound shipments of raw materials is currently located throughout the world, primarily in Asia, Europe and North America and outbound shipments to customers are primarily routed through customer carrier agreements to destinations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Evaluating cost and performance of our third-party providers is paramount given the impact on company financials and customer service.The Director of Logistics must provide thoughtful leadership and drive strategic initiatives to support overall Hollander and Supply Chain objectives and strategies. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Transportation management:o Formulate and socialize a holistic Logistics strategy, targeted at optimizing cost, service, & flexibilityo Manage freight lanes with traceabilityo Optimize mode / routes for lead time and costo Ensure delivery meets business and regulatory requirementso Develop and maintain dashboards for timely reporting of KPIs
    • Up to date on changes in trade laws, tariffs and related risks & opportunities, and develops strategies to leverage international trade programs:o Collaborate with Sourcing to maintain total cost modelso Manage customers' requests for assistance with free trade agreements such as NAFTA and CAFTA
      • Maintain procedures to ensure compliance with Customs and related regulatory requirements
      • Manage product classifications (HTS) database, both US and Canada; add new items and review regularly all existing classifications.
      • Logistics sourcing and cost management:o Negotiate and maintain competitive costs for all elements of logistics required (inbound and outbound) including ocean, trucking, drayage rail, and air shipmentso Manage service providers against contractual terms and business needs to support a predictable and efficient environment (e.g. optimize moves at contracted rates vs spot market across carriers and NVOCCs, visibility to freight moves, timely & accurate cost projections & invoicing)o Work with Sourcing and Materials Management teams to route shipments as needed outside "standard" flow (air, expedited ocean, land bridge, team drivers, & others)o Manage contracting processo In collaboration with Finance, maintain weekly logistics cash flow outlook and budget vs actual transportation spend with regular (monthly) reporting
        • Supplier performance and compliance
        • Oversee supplier operational and cost metrics and conduct business reviews
        • Coach and develop staff REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Strong business acumen including demonstrated understanding of link between Logistics and company financial reporting and results (budgeting, cash flow tracking, KPI reporting)
          • Logistics subject matter expertise and relationship with a network of service providers o Freight optimization (cost & lead time including container selection, utilization, & routing)o Carriers, NVOCCs, logistics service provider sourcing, transportation management, customs & trade compliance (experience with Foreign Trade Zones is a plus but not required)o ERP (Oracle preferred), order mgmt., and related systems o Vendor management
            • Strong communication, interpersonal interaction, and collaboration skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, executive level reporting, and cross functional coordination & collaboration.
            • Demonstrated track record of delivering against operational targets and agility to respond to changes in the market (e.g. capacity, cost, service, changes in trade lanes & customs requirements)
            • Experience operating in a growing, fast-paced, results-oriented environment
            • Problem-solving leadership and analytical thinking that contributes to continuous improvement
            • Track record of building teams & productive relations (internal & external) and influencing and energizing others to deliver targeted outcomesSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Logistics Manager, Logistics Analyst and related support staff with indirect supervisory interaction with resources in China, India, Pakistan, or elsewhere as the business evolves. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Four-year degree in related field plus at least five years in a logistics management role. Working knowledge of Oracle is a strong plus. Experience with contract formation and negotiations across all freight modes & logistics services. Must possess an awareness of strategic and related global procurement issues.

Keywords: Hollander Sleep Products, Boca Raton , Director Of Logistics, Executive , Boca Raton, Florida

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