Director of Logistics ShapeUp, Inc.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Department: Finance Location: Providence, RI Type: Full-time, exempt
Are you a hands-on leader looking to build a new revenue generating department? Do you enjoy strategizing logistics solutions? Are you interested in joining a team of intelligent, dedicated people who want to make a difference?
If you can conceptualize and provide strategic solutions to global freight, domestic transportation, local and foreign customs, and logistics issues in all areas of operation please read on?
This is an exciting opportunity to transform ShapeUp?s Logistics from a ?service? to a revenue-generating entity. This is a dynamic role in a rapidly growing company, with a great culture and smart dedicated people. The Director of Logistics role is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the CFO.
The chosen candidate will possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written; an aptitude for negotiating, and a dedication to delivering devices to exceed our customer?s expectations.
ShapeUp is a Software-as-a-Service provider of corporate wellness programs for Fortune 500 companies and health plans. Founded in 2006, the company?s products currently cover over 2 million individuals across 100 countries in over 20 languages. Our industry-leading client list includes blue chip companies such as HP, United Airlines, Boeing, Capital One, and AstraZeneca. ShapeUp is known for its strong and compelling culture and mission, and it has been recognized numerous times as one of the Best Places to Work. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented team that is on a mission to use technology and social networking to improve the health of the world.
Control inventory management and distribution processes to achieve high customer service levels, minimize backorder levels, improve working capital, order fulfillment, and inventory.
Evaluate suppliers? lead time, pricing, and reliability and develop new/multiple supply sources as needed to enhance product competitiveness
Oversee the logistics and distribution partners to ensure all processes are followed and best practices are observed
Coordinate and work with Product department to develop innovative device offerings for clients
Contract with distribution partners and device manufacturers.
Identify new suppliers to fill operational gaps, contract discussions, and supplier performance
Establish direction on information management systems and work effectively with the IT team to improve current logistics and distribution processes and information management systems
Develop implementation of distribution best practices such as systems integration and optimization, inventory/coverage control & reporting, demand planning, and SKU optimization
Monitor, report and resolve any logistic issues concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer orders
Work with distribution company in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation
Monitor product import processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements
Ensure all Customs requirements and regulations are met for international shipments as well as payment of duties and taxes
Recommend purchase of new or improved technology, such as automated systems
Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios
Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting and product
Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
Develop and maintain metrics for shipping and logistics
Develop reports and key performance criteria to evaluate all logistics partners at regular intervals
Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation
Full budget development and control for logistics team and transportation costs
Reconcile inventory and responsible for all shipments bulk, individual, international and domestic.
Minimum of seven years? experience in the logistics field
Knowledge and experience with the principles and methods for moving goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
Possesses business and management skills involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
Capacity to build relationships internally & externally
Ability to coordinate/prioritize multiple tasks within tight deadlines
Excellent project management/organization/analytical skills as well as attention to detail
Possesses strong negotiation skills
Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
We?re requesting that you complete the below questionnaire to help us better determine if there is a match between your professional aspirations and our needs. We?ve found this process to be extremely helpful to both you the candidate as well as to our hiring staff ? please elaborate to the extent you feel necessary attaching any supporting documentation:
1) Why do you think ShapeUp is the right fit for you?
2) Describe your experience with the following:
Managing global and domestic freight
Managing third-party warehousing
3) Please provide an example of going above and beyond to meet a customer expectation.
If you have what it takes and want to join us as we try to change the world one step at a time, please submit your cover letter, resume, and questionnaire reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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