Logistics and Transportation Manager

  • Location
    Keokuk, Iowa
  • Job type
  • Category
    Business Operations and Management - Operations

Job Description


  • The Logistics and Transport Manager is responsible for overseeing the operational management of all logistics and transport operations domestically and shipping internationally.
  • The primary focus of this position is to ensure the continuity of the supply chain by collaborating cross-functionally and Globally to manage all supply chain flows both domestically and internationally with high standards of efficiency, quality and service to internal and external customers.
  • Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Develop continuous improvement activities for both domestic and international supply chain operations resulting in low cost, high quality, and valued services to our customers.
  • Support, participate, and deliver major global and regional projects Develop, Implement and monitor performance to budgets and other key KPI’s.
  • Ensure cascading and implementation of Global standards and policies for Logistic and Transport to meet requirements supporting short and long term business needs.
  • Manage vendor performance to ensure an uninterrupted supply at optimum cost.
  • Manage logistic activities required for the timely and efficient transportation and storage of incoming and outgoing materials and distribution of products.
  • Ensure connection between sales, purchasing, production control, traffic, and warehousing to support all manufacturing operations and cost optimization.
  • Manage, motivate, and assess performance of a small team of professionals
  • Required Competencies

  • Must be able to work independently and with cross-functional teams to resolve discrepancies and develop preventive actions.
  • Must have effective written and oral communication skills pursuant to effective customer service.
  • Must have the ability to exercise independent judgment while adhering to company policies.
  • Must have critical thinking ability and strong analytical skills.
  • Must be well-organized, detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task. Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. CICS/SAP experience; preferred.
  • Education

  • BS in Supply Chain Management, Business or similar vocation; MBA preferred. Relevant experience in a related field.
  • Experience and Skills

  • 5+ years’ experience managing logistics and transport operations both domestically and internationally 10+ years managing and leading teams 5+ years managing and accountability to a budget Strong organizational ability.
  • Ability to manage multiple facilities and projects, concurrently.
  • Strong project management and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Extensive Logistics and Transport industry knowledge and methodologies in all land, rail, and overseas areas
  • Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position is responsible for the direct supervision of Logistics, Transport and packaging teams
  • Work Environment

  • This job operates in a hybrid remote environment. 
  • Require to be in the professional office environment 2-3 days per week.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Physical Demands

  • Must have the ability to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Repetitive use of hands and arms.
  • Occasional reaching overhead.
  • Occasional twist of head and/or back.
  • The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-time Hybrid position; in office 2-3 days per week
  • Close to Keokuk
  • Normal hours: Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. 
  • Travel

  • Travel is up to 20% of the time

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