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Import Export Logistics Manager Sr

Last Updated Date:  Feb 11, 2024

Buford, GA, GA, US, 30518

Company:  Doosan Bobcat NA US

Job Information

Location: Buford, GA

Responsible for leading the creation and implementation of the strategic import and export logistics processes for the North America region. Support regional implementation of global initiatives by resourcing and networking with other departments to support successful outcomes. Lead a team to deliver effective, efficient, and compliant import and export shipping for the region, adhering to all applicable internal, external, legal, regulatory, health, safety, and environmental requirements. Ensure coordination with other departments like supply chain, operations, trade compliance, and finance. Develop, maintain, and communicate critical metrics; financial, carrier performance, and associated industry trends. Facilitate sharing of key performance indicators and metrics monthly to show operational health. Work with the trade compliance to ensure proper documentation processes are followed for all shipments. Responsible for relationships with various international carriers (small parcel, LCL, FCL, airlines, steamship lines, freight forwarders, drayage carriers) around the globe in both day-to-day operations, volume planning, and contract negotiations. Work with key vendors on monthly, quarterly, and annual reviews, ensuring auditable tracking of actions and resolutions.

Role & Responsibility

•    In accordance with Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Long Range Plan (LRP) objectives, plan and execute an import and export strategy for all products that achieves customer expectations while maximizing cost efficiencies.
•    Develop an import/export logistics team to support LRP growth plans that provides added value to the organization.
•    Identify and drive strategic improvements to flow of materials for imports and exports that drive shorter lead times, lower cost, less risk to value streams.
•    Serve as subject matter expert for strategic programs that will improve material flow, inventories, capacity, lead times.
•    Document all standard work, processes, and tools are accessible to all employees to ensure proper training, consistency, & continuity of work performed.
•    Mentor, coach and develop a geographically disperse team consistent with the organizational objectives and growth plans.
•    Fully represent Import/Export and International Logistics Operations as part of a leadership team with other functional supply chain leaders.
•    Identify import/export issues, develop solutions, and provides guidance to executive management on resolving those concerns.
•    Provide timely guidance and support of preferred shipping methods, costs, and timing of off shore shipments to various internal stakeholders.
•    Work closely with Trade Compliance team to ensure proper documentation is available for all shipments.
•    Serve as subject matter expert for import/export logistics on various project teams within the organization.
•    Create and implement processes and monitor compliance through formal continuous assessments on service and cost metrics.
•    Ensure processes, procedures, and record-keeping are up to date for exports and foreign trade zones and import alignment within mandated guidelines as defined by Trade Compliance team.
Supplier Relationship
•    Provides coordination and direction to customs brokers, freight forwarders, and carriers to ensure smooth logistic and customs activities.
•    Improves and develops existing and new supplier relationships fostering strategic partnerships that deliver value in times of difficulty or crisis.
•    Lead timely RFPs, negotiate and manage contracts with carriers, 3PLs, NVOCCs.  
•    Create and maintains strategic RFP schedule for multiple modes including but not limited to ocean, air freight, small parcel, 3PLs.
•    Create and publish financial and performance scorecards for core carriers.
Change Management:
•    Drive adoption of a customer-centric philosophy by bringing awareness of deficiencies in the current state to managers & employees of each function, assisting them in developing their plan to improve, and tracking their progress.
•    Challenge the status quo, bring new approaches to logistics while driving innovation and greater visibility to real time logistic data.
•    Develop and establish weekly, monthly, quarterly reporting tools and rhythm that effectively and efficiently communicate the current and projected state of international logistics.

Job Requirement

•    Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, or related fields.
•    Experience Required:  10+ years of combined experience in supply chain management or logistics management. 
•    Demonstrated team building and development skills.
•    Demonstrated negotiation skills.
•    Excellent communication skills.
•    Strategic and able to deliver solutions to business problems.
•    Proven self-motivated change agent.
•    Skilled in developing relationships across departments and functions within the enterprise.
•    Flexible with the capacity for change and ambiguity.
•    Travel Required: 24-50%, may include some international travel.
Preferred qualifications:
•    MBA in logistics, operations, supply chain management or related discipline.
•    15+ years of supply chain management or logistics management experience that includes 7+ years in import and export logistics, 5+ years of sourcing, contracting, negotiating experience.
•    Written and oral fluency in Spanish and/or Korean. 
•    Demonstrated ability to influence others.

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The Company’s Georgia hiring location is Buford, GA. Contact Maria Darrah for information on this listing.

As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed fostering an inclusive and a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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