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BASIC FUNCTION: The Corporate Regional Logistics Manager is responsible for administering the logistics management program ensuring timely delivery of inside contract carrier managed and backhaul shipments within budget goals. In addition, this position enlists and qualifies various carriers, monitors their performance, provides settlement, and claims management, and monitors accessorial charges and related programs such as pallet management. This role will function as a team member within the department and will have responsibility for several operating company logistics operations and coordination of those functions between OpCos and across business segments within the assigned region(s). Extensive travel and use of technology to facilitate the sharing and coordination of information, processes, and training will be required. This position may include both direct and indirect report supervision. Project management, resource planning and allocation, budget, performance analysis, and OpCo performance tracking are important functions of the role. Assistance to other areas of the team will often be required. This position is cross segment in scope and may collaborate to coordinate loads and resources across both OpCos and business segments. Perform other duties assigned to best serve the company. RESPONSIBILITIES: Administers the freight-sheltered income program while ensuring timely delivery of inside collect and backhaul shipments. Coordinates the activities of multiple OpCos and Logistics Managers within a defined region to assure the most efficient use of company and external resources to move products in a profitable manner. Collaborates with other Regional Logistics Managers to provide a strategic network plan utilizing the internal fleet and external resources. Works to establish goals for individual OpCos and the region and measures performance against those goals using various KPI’s. Produces and works with logistics and network models to identify distribution efficiencies, reduce cost, identify backhaul opportunities and develop lanes for freight management. Administers claim recovery program. Ensures that loads are booked and delivered as scheduled. Qualifies carriers and maintains accurate rate, contract, and insurance records. Conducts cost analysis to verify least cost methods of transport between internal and external resources including LTL and intermodal. Identifies opportunities to utilize the fleet for backhaul to maximize savings. Reviews purchasing cycles to build optimal consolidations to achieve maximum revenue. Establishes Lane Rates and Booked Freight Cost with vendors and procurement. Negotiates contract rates and conditions with carrier. Works closely with operations, transportation, and procurement to achieve optimal efficiencies for all parties. Works closely with the corporate and Opco logistics team throughout the organization to find opportunities for collaboration. Maintains data input in transportation management systems. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Hickory, North Carolina, United States