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Director of Logistics

Houston, TX 77033

Posted: 05/01/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Transportation/Logistics Job Number: 22654 Pay Rate: $130,000-$140,000

Job Description

A worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of critical application fittings, flanges, valves, pipe, and related products is looking for a Director of Logistics to manage the daily operations related to the tactical importation of steel products into the United States and Canada. The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking leader who knows logistics technology & best practices. Working collaboratively, the new director will drive operational excellence by increasing productivity & cost-efficiency through effective leadership, continuing education, and skills development in compliance with company policies & procedures.
Salary + Additional Benefits:
  • $130,000-$140,000
  • Annual Bonus
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance

Location: Houston, TX
Type of Position: Direct Hire

  • Establish and maintain processes for the tactical management of import freight across all transportation modes.
  • Ensure consistently comprehensive visibility of all containerized shipments against both FOB and DDP incoterms.
  • Lead import logistics personnel and coordinate with in-house trade compliance and outbound logistics teams.
  • Manage relationships with ocean carrier, freight forwarding, drayage, flatbed, and warehousing vendors.
  • Negotiate import freight procurement initiatives with support from the Vice President of Logistics.
  • Oversee both the pre-receiver creation process and the verification process for pre-receivers created automatically.
  • Create, refine, and maintain all import-focused metrics. 
  • Build internal KPIs focused on improving our customer experience (for both external and internal customers).
  • Establish efficient communication channels and protocols to reduce reliance on e-mail, improve access to self-serve information, and establish cross-departmental accountability.
  • Coordinate with Purchasing to help suppliers align with our logistics goals, including, but not limited to, using forwarder-provided platforms for booking requests, ensuring complete and accurate documentation packs are uploaded to our vendor portal, and consulting on container load plans/cargo weight optimization.
  • Develop and track adherence to end-to-end SOPs guiding the tactical execution of import logistics across all stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with our in-house developers and IT team on an ongoing basis to continue to build out visibility and functionality in our ERP platform.
  • Manage the invoice approval process with A/P and implement summary invoicing solutions where possible.
  • Create and manage the updates to, and distribution of, our import routing guide.
  • Plan and lead quarterly business reviews with core logistics vendors.

  • Degree in Business or Transportation/Logistics Management
  • BS in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in logistics with preference in containerized and breakbulk imports, freight forwarding, drayage, and trucking
  • Experience with an ERP required
  • Advanced analytical and Excel skills required
  • Ability to travel up to 15% (mainly domestic)
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a remote team and ensure all daily tasks are completed to execution
  • Strong, confident partner to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow standard operation procedures with little to no oversight
  • Reliable and willing to learn
  • Ability to analyze, identify, understand, and communicate issues before helping to create best-fit solutions
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within one week of submitting your application.

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Ryan Haywood
Recruiter - Murray Technical

Specializing in matching talent with Light Industrial, General Labor, Manufacturing, Operations, and Customer Service roles.
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