Logistics Manager - Final Mile in Ann Arbor Township at Masco Cabinetry

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Job Description

Masco Cabinetry has an immediate opening for a Logistics Manager - Final Mile position at our corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI!


Masco Cabinetry manufactures three nationally recognized cabinetry brands, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and QualityCabinets®. Offering an unmatched selection of stylish, high-quality products at a variety of price levels, Masco Cabinetry brands are favored by builders, dealers, distributors and home centers throughout North America. A leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry products have been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.


JOB SUMMARY:


Responsible for identifying, qualifying and supervising 3rd party cross dock and home/business delivery (Final Mile) solutions & establishing best practices for the entire logistics final mile network for all locations within Masco Cabinetry. Maximize efficiencies, identify cost savings measures, initiate/ monitor KPI's and maintain Vendor Compliance Requirements (Big box retail partners, and Dealers channel partners). Collaborate with Plant Logistics Personnel & Field Account Managers to identify, deploy and implement network solutions. Negotiate rates and service with 3PL providers.


PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Find the most cost and service competitive transportation solutions for cross docking and final mile outbound shipments.
  • Analyze and drive any network and vendor changes to meet value proposition to customers across all brands.
  • Manage tasks such as freight handling, minimizing freight claims through damage and loss, invoicing, annual budgeting, contract negotiation, & delivery route planning.
  • Identify root causes that contribute to failures, claims, and inability to achieve goals within KPIs in order to develop, implement, and command counter measures.
  • Assist 3rd party payment provider/ transportation management system with the freight payment process, review exceptions, along with utilizing their routing tools to the fullest of their capabilities.
  • Maintain and monitor all rate changes in master database ensuring that all updates are communicated accordingly.
  • Visit customers, Masco Cabinetry locations, carriers and external cross docks as necessary for logistics projects and in order to assure expectations are being met by outside vendors; at times 50% - 75% travel will be required.
  • Participate in Kaizen and Six Sigma events focused on logistics cost reduction or service enhancements.
  • Responsible for rate, carrier, customer, and shipping program setup within Oracle & Unidata.
  • Completes other projects and responsibilities as requested by the Director of Logistics.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED:


    Essential Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Management, Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain or related field.
  • Understanding of all modes of transportation.
  • 5+ years of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management experience with demonstrated increasing responsibility.
  • Ability to learn and utilize Oracle and Unidata Systems.
  • Ability to relate to individuals at all levels of the organization and maintain ethical relationships with outside vendors.
  • Firm ability to negotiate and strong ability to hold 3PL responsible to expectations.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated proactive analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Project/Process implementation (able to implement a project/process from start to finish site specific).
  • An understanding of the company manufacturing, operation processes, logistics and the value stream proposition.
  • Clear direction, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

    Preferred Qualifications and Skills:


  • Experience working in or with a manufacturing industry such as office furniture or cabinet manufacturing.
  • Experience working in or with with parcel, home delivery, and or courier final mile management.
  • Experience within a 3PL (Third Party Logistic or Supply Chain Consulting firm).
  • Experience of 5+ years in a leadership role managing carriers with a strong preference for final mile carrier management.