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Sr. Manager, Domestic Logistics

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-10721


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Sr. Manager, Domestic Logistics

The Challenge

As the Senior Manager, Domestic Logistics you'll be a member of the AME (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering) Central Materials team. The position will manage the domestic planning and transportation of production and service parts.

What you will Do

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Work with a Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) / Third Party Logistics (3PL) company to manage GEA’s inbound domestic network.

  • Manage the LLP contract and performance to statement of work.

  • Coordinate with the Sr. Manager International Logistics on domestic transportation of international containers.

  • Manage the inbound transportation of NAFTA countries including carrier management.

  • Utilize cross docks to eliminate LTL moves and lower overall transportation costs.

  • Develop metrics to track transportation timeliness and costs.

  • Support and minimize airfreight and other nonstandard freight moves.

  • Reduce abnormal freight expenses including demurrage and detention charges.

  • Benchmark other industries and technology to continually improve the domestic logistics operations.

  • Support Supplier Distribution Centers in more frequent deliveries to support inventory reduction targets.

Standards and Compliance:

  • Ensure contractors and logistics providers follow GEA sustainability standards.

  • Utilize GEA documentation standards and consider ISO to document processes.

  • Utilize standard work as a basis for continuous improvement.

Cross-functional Work and Leadership:

  • Cross-functional Work and Leadership:

  • Work with Material Directors and Sourcing to understand the Value Stream and how the domestic transportation impacts the factory.

  • Coordinate with Material Directors inventory and delivery requirement.

  • Lead selection of domestic carriers and inbound transportation bidding process by working with the Distribution team.

  • Work cross functionally to eliminate waste in the supply chain including the integration with warehousing and international transportation.

  • Support New Product Introduction by working with all stake holders.

What you need to Succeed

Position Requirement

  • An in-depth both domestic and international transportation.

  • Have a proven record of successful project implementation relating to production control, logistics or material flow.

  • Exceptional record of accomplishment leading, developing and motivating cross-functional teams within an organization.

  • Successfully design, develop and implement logistics capabilities within the company.

  • Ability to work in large cross-functional teams and at multiple levels in the organization and external Logistics Providers.

  • Good oral and written communication skills – will be expected to provide status report outs to cross-functional team.

  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of cross-functional program deliverables and ability to drive decisions based on the overall benefit to the company

  • Computer literate and skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Supply Chain or related discipline

  • 10+ years hands on experience with

  • Understand and have experience with implementation of large projects that effect all manufacturing plants.

  • Strong computer knowledge including ERP systems, TMS, Access, Project, and MS Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Engineering: Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred

  • Very creative talent with a proven ability to look past what is currently done and develop a practical, implementable vision for future with a strong history of executing to vision.

  • Previous experience with managing multiple transportation methods.

  • Prior NPI program experience

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for a high-volume manufacturing environment.

  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds and working in and around heavy equipment.

  • Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats.

  • These roles will require frequent walking in a manufacturing plant environment.

  • 10% travel may be for domestic and/or international travel to supplier sites/ plants, etc.

  • Hours & Weekends: Working off-shift and weekends will be required.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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