Exide Technologies

Logistics Transportation Manager

US-GA-Milton
Requisition ID
2017-1312
Category
Supply Chain/Logistics
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Exide Technologies is seeking a supply chain professional to lead the planning and execution of its inbound, intercompany, & customer freight activity. This position will drive value by optimizing transportation and distribution cost. The ideal candidate will use sound economic thinking and have a strong  customer (internal & external) focus.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Logistics Planners and manage the relationship with our 3rd Party Int’l resource. 
  • Leverage the Transportation Management System (TMS) and associated routing guide as tools to balance cost and service. 
  • Execute an effective strategy for private fleet and 3rd party dedicated assets to optimize cost and service. 
  • Actively search for innovative ways to decrease transportation cost through consolidation, equipment utilization, & mode optimization.
  • Work with Customer Service, Supplier/Vendor Mgmt, DC/Branch Operations and the carriers to ensure effective communication throughout the order to cash cycle.
  • Hire, coach, & develop talented team members with the goal of making them promotable inside or outside the department. 
  • Implement team coverage plan to best leverage skillsets and improve response time. 
  • Perform ad hoc analysis around service model alternatives and/or network design as needed.
  • Develop and track actionable metrics(KPI) that drive better economics. 
  • Establish best practices for OS&D and inbound freight management. 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field(Logistics & Transportation, Supply Chain, etc) from four-year College or university; 7-10 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • Must have TMS experience (LeanLogistics/BluJay strongly preferred)
  • Knowledge of JDE (Oracle) desired
  • International freight experience desired
  • Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Takes initiative and has an innovative approach to operational management
  • Ability to lead and sell change within an organization

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "the 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.

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