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Spindrift Director of Logistics in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description – Director of Logistics

Greater Boston area based healthy beverage company is looking for team-oriented individual to join their Operations team. This position is responsible for owning all facets of inbound/outbound freight and logistics. Providing direction, leadership, motivation and a spirit of excellence to ensure that we provide consistent, reliable, and affordable freight delivery services to our customers. It is understood that this position will play a key role in - and be accountable for - achieving annual company goals as they pertain to sales, margin, and customer service.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own the shipment of materials and/or finished goods in a timely manner according to customer and production requirements

  • Manage the budget of the Logistics department

  • Establish and improve operating procedures to ensure the Logistics department delivers the required products in a timely, cost effective and quality manner

  • Implement and oversee TMS system with EDI & NetSuite integration

  • Manage logistics team responsible for fulfillment & transportation

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate processes, timelines and schedules clearly.

  • Freight network analysis within both inbound & outbound freight

  • Develop and maintain a monthly operational KPI report

  • Communicate and work alongside a multitude of other departments to be able to provide a 360-degree view to all analysis and initiatives including, but not limited to, Sales, Finance & Customer Service

  • Manage relationship and costs of all 3PL warehouse partners

  • Build sustainability reports; such as Life Cycle Analysis, carbon footprint, etc.

  • Deliver savings based on network optimization and newly negotiated freight rates

  • Create future network viewpoint to look at all facets of scale and new production facilities and shipping points to provide future view of network and costs

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Logistics experience in a consumer food or beverage company is greatly preferred. Candidate will need to possess ability to rapidly develop an in-depth knowledge of company products and business operations. The position requires team and individual leadership skills as well as a strong sense of urgency in all matters related to the health of the business.

  • Ability to work in a company with an entrepreneurial/non-structured environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, as well as web-based applications – strong Excel background preferred

  • Ability to work weekends or extended hours as needed

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Above all, this person must possess the highest levels of integrity and character with a limitless amount of energy and creativity. Honed analytical problem-solving skills are essential. A strong desire and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Team oriented, collegial, and collaborative traits a must. Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Position will report to SVP Operations

Position will be based in Boston area. Position will require some travel (less than 10%).

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