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Traffic-Logistics Manager

Department: Traffic
Location: Harriman, NY, United States

Job Responsibilities:

  • Transportation Planning Management duties include:
    • Manage all aspects of domestic and international transportation and preparation of documentation across multiple divisions and shipping locations to ensure timely delivery
    • Communicate and manage the collaboration with freight forwarders and 3rd Party Logistics Partners to facilitate overseas transportation of freight and streamline customs clearance
    • Address, track, and communicate all reverse logistics operations, as necessary
  • Manage and lead a team of logistics professionals (5-7 direct reports), at multiple locations (Office: Harriman, NY and Teterboro, NJ), by defining departmental objectives, evaluating activities, promoting agility and cost consciousness, addressing personnel matters, and ensuring a safe and secure work environment
  • Partner directly with Shipping/Receiving and Warehouse Teams to ensure strategic alignment, establishment of best practices, and promote efficient daily prioritization
  • Develop, analyze, and present to senior management strategic KPIs for measuring logistics performance both internally and with key outside logistics partner
  • Build and foster strong business relations with carriers and 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) partners including: contract negotiation; performance review; and balancing quality service and competitive cost
  • Provide visibility for Inbound and Outbound shipments and proactively communicate any challenges
  • Actively engage cross-functionally with Order Management and Commercial Teams to review customer routing guides and immediately address and resolve supply chain challenges/issues to meet or exceed strategic customers logistics expectations
  • As the liaison between Logistics and Finance: establish freight cost budget; oversee audits; and the reconciliation, allocation, and approval of all freight spend and transportation costs
  • Accountable to establish annual multi-divisional departmental budget and review and manage all expenditures
  • Collaborate with peers at global affiliates to create efficiencies, reduce costs, and standardize processes
  • Manage the ongoing daily and annual operations and work with Purchasing, US Customs, Broker, and FDA directly to maximize benefits of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) for Fragrance Division
  • Ensure compliance for all C-TPAT; USMCA, ISO Sustainability; & FTZ requirements and manage the training and up-to-date certification for: HazMat; DOT; IATA; IMO
  • Work with Safety & Regulatory to build processes and systems to classify products and maintain up to date and accurate GHS SDS Transportation Section 14 information
  • Maintains knowledge and remain current of best practices including most efficient and cost-effective transportation methods

Job Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in business, supply chain, or related required.
  • 5+ Years Logistics/Transportation Planning experience, preferably in a production and/or chemical or related field
  • 3 + Years Personnel Management Experience
  • Project Management Experience
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products, SAP experience strongly preferred
  • Must have strong communication skills, manage multiple tasks, and work well under pressure and strict time constraints
  • Hazardous material certification preferred. Understanding of DOT, IMO and IATA regulations

Physical Demands: Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines which includes a computer, printer, typewriter, facsimile machine, copy machine, calculator, telephone, etc. Must be able to work, move or carry objects or materials. Intermittent physical activity, including bending, reaching and prolonged periods of sitting. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for sedentary office work.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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