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Logistics Manager

Company: DWFritz Automation, Inc
Location: Wilsonville
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

Job Title: Manager, Logistics and ComplianceLocation: Wilsonville, ORDepartment: LogisticsJob Type: RegularDWFritzDWFritz Automation, founded in 1973, has experienced rapid growth over the last 5 years and continues to grow! Since its inception, DWFritz has been producing brilliant automation solutions for our clients. Today, the market demand for automation combined with our world-class practices and cutting-edge technology places DWFritz on a trajectory to becoming a leading provider in the field of automation.One thing that hasn---t changed at DWFritz is our focus on our core values, such as ---Collaborate and Share the Credit,--- a value that is deeply engrained in how we work together both in our US and China facilities. Our core value ---Find a Better Way--- promotes innovation and openness to doing things differently. It---s also the reason we have a company supported incubator program and an in-house lab. Our World Headquarters operates from a modern, state-of-the-art facility located in Wilsonville, Oregon. Our employees enjoy standing desks, a recreation room, a fitness room, and a hearty oatmeal breakfast to start each day. Our spacious lunch room is the venue for weekly All Staff meetings and our frequent ---Lunch and Learns.---
DWFritz is a wonderful place to work, with unique opportunities to participate in dynamic teams, a strong sense of culture and values, and a growing company. If you are considering a new opportunity we encourage you to check us out. YourOperations Team at DWFritzLogistics at DWFritz is a multi-functional team driven to deliver world class service at an expeditious pace, with an ingrained culture of continuous improvement. This team works side by side with all the other project team members at DWFritz, to deliver world class, high precision automated tools on tight timelines for a dynamic and diverse top tier customer base. Logistics operates in a very collaborative environment, and is focused on doing what is needed to meet the customer---s needs while constantly striving to Find a Better Way.Your ChallengeCoordinates the transportation and delivery of goods to international & domestic locations utilizing internal resources and external service providers. Ensures compliance with U.S. and foreign governments--- regulations, improves the effectiveness of internal processes and Wows the Client through service delivery and communication. Your Responsibilities


  • Define logistics standards for DWFritz and its subsidiaries. Create process documentation, train staff and periodically audit to ensure compliance. Develop internal and external security controls to ensure compliance with federal and foreign regulations.
  • Establish strong customer relationships by understanding their needs, frequently communicating progress and anticipating future requirements.
  • Manage relationships with customs brokers and carriers. Act as a liaison with customs brokers and carriers to resolve problems at all points in transit.
  • Evaluate and periodically reassess import/export options, including selection & performance management of carriers and third party logistics providers to ensure competitive cost and transit times.
  • Provide leadership, direction and day-to-day management for the Logistics team. Make staffing recommendations and manage employee performance.
  • Determine shipment requirements and establish processes for shipment to DWF offices, customer/partner sites and third party warehousing providers. Coordinate with project teams to assure that project needs are being met.
  • Collaborate with business development & project management to define shipping terms and generate quotes.
  • Coordinate shipments, both domestically and internationally, including transportation within Free Trade Zones.
  • Conduct periodic export and import compliance audits and implement necessary corrective actions.
  • Implement a logistics scorecard and monthly review to evaluate progress against goals.
  • Manage retention of packing slips, commercial invoices, logs and files, including all relevant support documents, for movements of materials.
  • Assure accuracy of shipping documentation through periodic audit and staff training.
  • Track progress of shipments and provide delivery status updates to stakeholders.
  • Initiate corrective actions as required to improve process and address deficiencies encountered.


    Your Qualifications


    • Knowledge of state, federal, and international applicable laws and regulations i.e. customs, TSA, security, and all other import and export government agencies that regulate international trade.
    • Self-starter and a team player that will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
    • Excellent oral, written, problem solving, customer service, time management and organizational skills.
    • High attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Cross-disciplinary experience - must be capable of forging relationships across groups and have the ability to negotiate and distill requirements down to their architectural elements.
    • Ability to actively participate in team development and team-oriented processes.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-location, multi-cultural and matrix organization.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to handle frequent interruptions.
    • Strong analytical skills.


      Your Education and Experience


      • Bachelor's Degree in Business with emphasis in Supply Chain Management, Transportation and Logistics, Sales and Marketing, or International Business.
      • 3 - 5 years International Freight Forwarding Experience.
      • Detailed knowledge of operational procedures regarding air, ocean, import/export business, domestic transportation.
      • Strong customer service, customer development, or business development experience.
      • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word & Excel, and other spreadsheet applications.
      • Experience managing staff is a plus.
      • Ability to read, write and speak Chinese (Mandarin) is a plus.

        Keywords: DWFritz Automation, Inc, Portland, Logistics Manager, Executive, Wilsonville, Oregon

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