The Logistics Manager will direct and manage Graymont’s logistics network in North America with a focus on the movement of finished products to customers and terminals.
This role will also directly support initiatives directed at market growth and raw material supply.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Provide strategic leadership and processes that result in enhanced profitability for Graymont and a stronger competitive market position.
Manage, enhance and apply a freight P&L and hold the organization accountable.
Bring new ideas and processes to Graymont.
Maintain strong relationships with all internal functions as responsibility is broader than authority.
Ensure product deliveries are performed in a timely manner and comply to client needs.
Negotiate carrier rates and contract terms to provide maximum value.
Provide technical and applications support to our customers on the transport and handling of our products.
Introduce and maintain monitoring tools for the effective management of our freight network.
Work closely with Sales and Customer Service to assure reliable supply and service to our customers.
Assess and recommend ideal shipping methods, routing and carriers to meet necessary parameters, specifications and costs.
Investigate and implement corrective actions when substandard carrier performance is reported.
Assure carrier compliance to safety requirements at Graymont plants, terminals and customers.
Actively lead and participate in cross-functional project teams.
Attend and, as requested, present at Graymont sponsored meetings and training activities.
Develop and monitor KPI’s for the effective measurement of logistics performance.
Support Operations and Marketing to evaluate developing transportation needs.
Undergraduate university degree in Business Administration or related field; an MBA is preferred.
Minimum of ten years’ progressive experience in field logistics with a forward-thinking company.
High level of interpersonal savvy.
Self-directed, able to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
Excellent analytical, organizational and decision-making skills.
Willing to travel greater than 30% of the time.
Strong presentation and computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).