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Logistics Manager

Company: Wacker
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

At our site in Ann Arbor, we are currently looking for a Logistics Manager to be a part of our growing team.

Job Responsibilities

Manage and coordinate corporate logistics teams with the ability to be a trainer, a teacher, and provide guidance as well as mentorship to the team members. Work with the team to ensure adequate back up coverage for all roles and fill in during absences when necessary.
Provide subject matter knowledge and expertise for Wacker Corporate logistics processes. Interact with Sales, Customer Service, Supply Chain, Customs and Trade Compliance, Shipping Points, Warehouses and Freight Forwarders for process optimization to ensure customer satisfaction. Manage the logistics process and ensure compliance with all required government laws, partner government agencies and licensing regulations.
Manage and communicate as an escalation point of contact with Wacker Germany, steamship lines, rail lines, airlines, carriers, warehouses, and forwarders to ensure timely movement of Wacker goods. Identify and implement software sources to optimize tracking shipments while minimizing costs incurred by Wacker.
Responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining policies and procedures for the logistics team. Periodically review ISM procedure and work process documents and update.
Hands on, process owner and fully engaged Manager of the logistics teams. Work directly with Supply Chain, Customer Service, Carriers and Wacker locations around the world to collaborate and optimize best practices. Independent decision making related to logistical financial obligations and approval on behalf of Wacker. Responsible for team development including annual reviews and promotional opportunities
Optimize and automate existing policies and processes creating standardization and considering compliance and improved process efficiency while implementing and utilizing automation as the primary goals. Includes responsibility for audits
Implement a cross training plan and strategy. Back up duties for team members as requir
Interface directly as an escalation point and process improvement role with all Logistics Service Providers (LSP's). Work with stakeholders as primary point of contact for escalation. Work with Procurement of Logistics as well as Supply Chain Teams for demand management and forecasting during global and local tender.

Job Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in related field
5 years logistics experience in a global corporation
Management and facilitation of process improvement projects
Experience driving efficiency improvements with particular attention to automation
Management experience or previously demonstrated leadership skills
SAP Business Objects delivery, shipping, and inventory handling experience
Proven communication and writing skills with all levels of an organization
Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
Manage/prioritize multiple teams and tasks as required in a fast-paced environment
Customer Service skills in pressured situations
Strong business acumen, analytical skills with attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to coach and develop direct reports
Knowledge of CTPAT and US Export Compliance (preferred)
Knowledge of US Domestic transportation and warehousing
NAFTA Certification, Import and Export Compliance, FDA etc. (preferred)
Knowledge of US DOT, IATA and IMDG regulations

WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.

Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!

We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).

WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected classes.%20575409%

Keywords: Wacker, Ann Arbor , Logistics Manager, Executive , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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