Logistics Manager


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Reno, NV

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Job Description:

Number of Reports

14 Direct, Non-Management Associates

Purpose of Role

Develop and lead strategic logistics initiatives which deliver higher service levels, greater logistics flexibility and capacity, and produce operational efficiencies.

The Site Logistics Manager is responsible for vendor relationships, inbound logistics, on-site/regional finished goods inventory management, customer order management, site warehouse management, and finished goods shipments to warehouses. Build a strong team whose members cross divisional lines; yet see as their first priority to deliver supply chain excellence to the site while maximizing Customer Service. To create an infrastructure and culture of "continuous improvement" and "lean".

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement Supply Chain Strategies in line with the OGSM
  • Identify and eliminate “supply chain” constraints to ensure maximum service levels are obtained
  • Coach and develop leaders and team members to successful results, including identifying training and development needs
  • Lead the execution of cultural changes and activities needed to support the FMOS process
  • Maintain contingency plans for time sensitive operations (unscheduled absentees, customer issues, system malfunctions, inventory exceptions, transport equipment issues)
  • Liaison with the Customer Care Team and works to maximize customer service metrics within the region

Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities

  • Customer Focus – Have an in-depth knowledge of key customers and anticipate their impact on all elements of the supply chain
  • Logistics Management – Design the business unit’s total execution plan for logistics operations including warehousing requirements, transportation fees, and service level requirements
  • Commercial Awareness – Liaise with the Commercial to build and support commercial decisions to improve the overall business shape
  • Directing Others – Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two way dialogue with the others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator.
  • Organizational Agility – Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal and informal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations.
  • Building Effective Teams - Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team

Minimum Qualifications

  • College degree in Supply Chain, Business, or relevant field
  • 2+ years experience in Supply Chain Management
  • 3+ years managing people
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and business management software like SAP, PRMS, SPEDE, and Red Prairie.
  • Ability to drive positive change in both processes, systems, and culture
  • Strong internal and external customer focus with great follow-up
  • Proven leadership skills, coaching and developing leaders, and associates
  • Knowledge of GMP

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.