Logistics Projects and Initiatives Leader
Posted on: May 14, 2022
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Based in Minnetonka, MN but having a global reach, the Minnetonka
Logistics Projects and Initiatives Leader will be responsible for
the improvement of transportation, distribution, and international
trade compliance for the plant and within the region. There will be
3 areas of focus: Operational Execution & Metrics, Cost Management,
and Process Improvements.
• Own/drive detailed analysis and reporting of logistics costs
partnering with Supply Chain Finance team members. Proactively
communicate gaps, trends, and recommended actions.
--- Develop and maintain funnel of logistics improvement projects
to meet cost out targets and improve operations.
--- Execute on projects to meet business needs, including cost out
projects and process improvements.
--- Partner closely with Warehouse Manager and Warehouse Staff to
develop routing strategies and communication tools/systems to
ensure shipment quality and on-time delivery.
--- Act as escalation contact for difficult logistics issues for
--- Collaborate with key stakeholders, including CSC (Customer
Service), manufacturing, commercial (sales) teams, sourcing, and
PSI, driving continuous improvement and ensuring on-time, complete,
and compliant deliveries to our customers.
--- Work with headquarters project teams to improve the Freight
Bill Audit & Pay processes.
• Build tools and reporting that help Logistics teams monitor costs
and KPIs to help make smart decisions that benefit customers and
--- Lead Global Logistics process improvements by partnering with
Operations, Finance, Sourcing, and Project Teams.
--- Mentor NAM Logistics Teams on and develop best practices
related to freight costs, freight payment, and carrier
--- Manage, coordinate, and follow up on performance of 3rd party
providers for the region.
--- Provide back up support as needed to operations teams for daily
and weekly logistics processes.
--- Coordinate project logistics shipments working with project
management and sourcing teams with an eye toward continuous process
Bachelor's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management with
minimum of 2 years Logistics/Operations Experience OR High School
Diploma with minimum of 5 years of logistics, operations, sourcing,
planning or related experience.
--- Previous knowledge and experience with Logistics and
--- Knowledge and Experience with SAP ERP or other equivalent ERP
--- Customer service and results oriented
--- Strong interpersonal skills
--- Ability to provide leadership and direction to Team Members
--- Team player, demonstrated pro-active and self-starter
--- Ability to communicate data efficiently and effectively (verbal
--- Ability to drive growth and improvements through influence and
collaboration across functions
--- High sense of urgency
--- Demonstrated problem solving abilities and attention to
--- Advance computer skills including MS Excel, PowerPoint, ERP
--- Tableau user and/or developer a plus
--- Demonstrated experience working and decision making
We offer competitive compensation and benefits working in a dynamic
environment with challenging projects and training provided to
ensure your success.
We realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better
results, and build stronger communities. We're an organization that
champions diversity and inclusion at every level and are proud to
be an equal opportunity workplace!
To protect our customers, our employees, and their families, we
will require successful new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19
as a condition of employment unless an exemption is granted. Help
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