Logistics Manager

An international beverage company is seeking a Logistics Manager who will be responsible for 3PL (3rd party logistics) transportation, contract packaging, inventory management, and warehouse services.

Transportation Network Strategy & Analysis

  • Monitor and analyze 3PL and market outlook data to determine and procure most cost effective and efficient transportation modes.
  • Identify, assess and maintain KPI’s for 3PL’s and make recommendations for continuous cost improvement.
  • Develop a multi-channel distribution strategy for wholesale, retail, food service and e-commerce.
  • Evaluate SOP’s and ensure they are consistently and adhered to by all 3PLs and certifications are maintained.
  • Implement and assess EDI and other electronic information exchange formats between INA and freight providers and participate in the evaluation of all IT services related to logistics and transportation.
  • Participate as a key recommendation provider in the process of evaluating future warehouse locations and global supply chain network.
  • Act as a coach to department staff and provide appropriate feedback for improving overall work efficiency. Provide recommendations as to hiring and firing of department staff.

Inventory & Order Management

  • Ensure that optimum levels of merchandise, packaging, and supplies are maintained for 3rd party warehouses and replenish inventory as needed.
  • Arrange transportation relevant to distribution by processing and dispatching release orders.
  • Instruct multiple warehouses to coordinate transport and delivery of inventory to wholesale accounts and events.
  • Assess and maintain inventory and other assets as needed daily; Oversee physical inventory on a quarterly basis or as needed and reconcile the inventory to book balances.

Contract Packaging (Re-pack) Initiatives

  • Develop and implement contract packaging initiatives including: o Identify packaging options
  • Source packaging components
  • Submit RFPs to potential suppliers
  • Negotiate with suppliers with a focus on cost, sustainability and market lead times.

 

Financial Management

  • Manage and take ownership of INA’s total freight spend budget by monitoring freight rates and accessorial charges and vouchering invoices.
  • Negotiate contracts for freight & warehousing services to achieve the highest value for INA.
  • Drive logistics and transportation decisions that will impact company revenue, profit and growth plans.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university;
  • Over 5 years of related experience in Domestic logistics and 3PL.
  • Must have experience in co-packaging
  • Excellent negotiation skills and transportation analysis.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy.