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.


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.


  • 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.


    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.