A Logistics Manager will oversee the movement, distribution and storage of materials. This position will control the flow of incoming materials and outgoing finished products to ensure customers receive products on time. The Logistics Manager will prepare reports for upper management, negotiate shipping and supplier costs, and work to improve the efficiency of the company’s supply chain while managing the relationship with the company’s 3rd Party Logistics Provider.
Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintain signed and updated Contract(s) with the 3PL (3rd Party Logistics Provider), including all modes of Transportation (Van TL, Flatbed TL, Dump Truck, LTL, Intermodal, Expedited, etc.)
Manage rate negotiations with the 3PL
Develop and implement the Rate Agreement (signed rate sheets) with the 3PL, to include lane specifics, effective dates, and signatures from both parties
Monitor Fuel Surcharges (by mode) and accessorial (by mode) agreements
Conduct spot audit reviews to ensure that the invoiced amount matches with the agreed-upon rate
Collaborate to develop KPIs and reporting; Conduct regular reviews of these, both internally and with the 3PL
Manage overall carrier performance and provide feedback to 3PL
Establish standard operating procedures and best practices across all Transportation related functions and processes
Develop and implement LTL routing guides for all shipping locations
Constructively intervene on all freight operations or carrier issues
Regular review of data to identify opportunities to reduce cost and improve service
Regular review of lanes/rates to ensure competitive costs are in place that enable NF to meet service requirements
Provide carrier suggestions to 3PL for any lanes where additional carrier support or carrier depth is needed
Develop a forecasting information process that can enable volumes to be shared, at the load and lane level with the 3PL
Participate in carrier performance review and improvement meetings with the 3PL
Develop future strategies at NF to ensure consistent capacity, reliable service, and competitive cost for all areas of Transportation
Daily communication with NF internal customers concerning shipping activities and improvement opportunities
Expected Areas of Competence (KSAs)
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic required
Accountable; a strong sense of ownership & urgency
Savvy negotiator; optimizes “total landed cost”
Excellent communication and problem solving skills required
Team building skills required
Excellent Technical and/or Business skills required
Constructive disruptor; creates positive change
Courageous, flexible, tenacious, and high level of integrity
This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
10 years of Supply Chain, Transportation Management, and Freight Sourcing experience
Experience with managing a Freight Broker/3PL relationship is preferred
Sourcing, Procurement, and Contract Management skills in a Logistics or Freight role preferred
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
The worker must be able to access, analyze and otherwise work with, enter information stored in or obtained through the company's computer system, and to communicate effectively with co-workers and third parties who have business dealings with the company's Human Resources operations.
Up to 20% travel.
Candidates for positions with NEI, Neenah Foundry Company and its subsidiaries must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. All offers of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-hire background check and drug screen. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
NEI, including Neenah Foundry Company and its subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.
EEO/AAP/Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities