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Logistics Specialist

Houston, TX 77033

Posted: 04/25/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Transportation/Logistics Job Number: 22630 Pay Rate: $60,000-$70,000

Job Description

A growing manufacturer and distributor is looking for a Senior Logistics Specialist. This company offers room to grow, has stability in these trying times, and has a great company culture. Looking for an individual that is looking for a career, and not just a job!

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Location: S. Houston

Job Pay: $28/HR - $29/HR + Bonus

Job Summary:
•    Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of the company. Ensure alignment of organized distribution execution of inventory while maintaining the company vision, purpose, priorities, and excellent customer service. 
•    Plan, implement, control, and measure cost effectiveness and network efficiencies for the flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. 
•    Maintain configurations of lanes, rates, carriers, equipment, and user execution data on both TMS and ERP system platforms. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Serve as an elevated logistics point of contact for internal & external customers on transportation inquiries. 
•    Define and develop distribution processes & key performance indicators for the company’s logistics department. 
•    Document procedures for execution, and policies for both carriers and logistics team members to align with departmental directives. 
•    KPI measurements of distribution logistics performance, costs, and opportunities for improvement. 
•    Assist with transportation bids and RFP projects for negotiating freight rates and lane volumes. 
•    Recommend shipping solutions to minimize costs while maintaining the appropriate level of service to our customers. 
•    Monitor shipment routes, transit times, documentation accuracy, equipment selection, and order consolidation from 15 US distribution centers. 
•    Improve consolidation of loads and daily orders within preferred proximity of destinations to reduce costs to organizational overhead. 
•    Assist with issue resolution for inbound and outbound freight lanes and customer orders. 
•    Analyze shipping lanes, costs, and order frequency to simplify, modernize, and improve transportation execution, equipment selection, and order processing consolidation, while maintaining a competitive transportation network with domestic and international freights. 
•    Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations. 
•    Review logistics performance against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements. 
•    Report project plans, progress, and results. 
•    Develop and implement technical project management tools such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices. 
•    Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling, and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability resources 

Job Requirements:
•    Proficient with TMS (Manhattan Associates experience preferred), ERP, and IBM Cognos Analytics Software. 
•    Excellent analytical, problem solving, & organizational skills. 
•    Transportation bid and RFP management experience required. (Freight & parcel tariff experience preferred) 
•    Proven ability to think independently and handle multiple projects through to completion. 
•    Record of successfully collaborating with and influencing senior management and peers. 
•    Demonstrated independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, & analytical ability. Commitment to excellence. 
•    Must possess excellent customer service skills, attention to project detail and the development of alternative plans to ensure satisfactory delivery of inventory. 
•    Tactical logistics execution experience required. PVF industry preferred. 

Education and/or Experience:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain Management. 
•    5 + years in logistics operations and transportation management environment.

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