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Outbound Logistics Manager- Finished Vehicle

Supply Chain

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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We are currently seeking an Outbound Logistics Manager. This position requires an experienced professional with the ability to program manage logistics requirements to support Finished Vehicle Distribution. The successful candidate will have spent considerable time launching new plants and/or new products in an automotive manufacturing environment. This position requires partnership with Supply Chain, QA/QC, Manufacturing, Packaging, Engineering, Finance, and Regulatory Affairs to implement new processes and manage changes. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. 

The Role:

  • Direct all outbound finished vehicle logistics operations, including transportation, exception management, damage measurement and claims, data analytics, and trade compliance, for a worldwide outbound automotive supply chain
  • Define 3PL, asset owner, and carrier strategy to scale operations while optimizing cost
  • Oversee outbound cost metrics and KPIs
  • Prepare and manager the department budget, capital and corporate expenses related to finished vehicle logistics, cost forecasting, and act as key stakeholder in negotiation of logistics purchasing contracts
  • Drive a corporate cross-functional consensus behind a shared vision of finished vehicle logistics and distribution
  • Drive planning for adequate carrier capacity and storage space to keep pace with volume growth
  • Direct the teams responsible for execution for delivery of services to the end customer
  • Anticipate challenges and disruptions to transportation flow and design mitigation strategies
  • Drive company compliance with logistics processes and global trade regulations
  • Define scope and priorities of analytics team to measure all relevant aspects of outbound logistics
  • Manage project logistics as directed (show or prototype cars, VIP shipments, etc.)
  • Develop and automate metrics KPIs reflecting department spend
  • Define strategies, suppliers and flows
  • Drive site specific requirements at Ports, Rail yards, Hubs, etc. to support the most efficient logistics operations possible
  • Define and develop Finished Vehicle logistics solutions that optimize speed, cost and quality
  • Define and drive development and implementation of needed processes and systems
  • Evaluate claims and develop vehicle quality initiatives
  • Identify ongoing operational process and staffing needs to support logistics operations.
  • Identify and hire a world class team of logistics professionals to lead operations
  • Manage Global Finished Vehicle Logistics Operations
  • Work with Internal Customers to optimize and meet requirements (Sales, Delivery, Fleet, Marketing, Engineering)
  • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, and performance evaluation
  • Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics
  • Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes
  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
  • Lead Negotiations with suppliers or internal customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability 

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years relevant experience with automotive logistics, transportation, and global trade process and procedures, preferably in a high-volume environment
  • 2+ years of related automotive industry experience and LEAN manufacturing
  • 2+ years direct leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge of multi-modal logistics pricing models (air, rail, truck, ocean, customs brokerage)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with success in working across organizations at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, effective project planning in terms of resources, strategies, cost, and time with ability to meet project timelines.
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Experience with TMS software applications 
  • Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Supply Chain, Logistics Engineering, or related field. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered
  • LEAN, GK, or Six Sigma Certifications a plus 
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