AutoZone has an opening for a Global Logistics Manager with full responsibility for inbound logistics. This position oversees all aspects of global logistics operations covering freight forwarders, ocean carriers, Deconsolidation cross dock, Distribution Centers. This position sets the strategy for flow of product and the best use of third party and internal resources to land, deliver and receive freight efficiently in the Distribution Centers and communicates this to senior leaders. The Global Logistics Manager also supports managing the freight forwarder and contributing to AutoZone’s Mexico global imports. This manager proactively monitors international trade conditions, identify potential issues such as port strikes or new import export tax regulations that might cause global supply chain disruptions or impact total landed costs, then develop contingency plans and communicate them to merchandising and supply chain teams to mitigate the risks.
Optimize shipments from international sources and lead to improved cycle time and cost implications.
Acts in an advisory capacity for sourcing personnel in issues related to import and export of goods.
Works with members of the global steering committee related to our Direct Import strategy and execution
Directs and supervises reviews of company's import operations from product development and purchasing to importation and receipt of the merchandise.
Manages the quality control and product flow process to ensure orders are monitored, critical inventory levels are maintained, identifies transit times with deadlines and proactively directs corrective actions when required. Responsible for the publication and update of Global Logistics Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Monitors 3PL overseas training of vendors and compliance to SOP.
Monitors and advises on the financial performance of Import Logistics group and creates executive reporting. Updates the Logistics costs to the Global Sourcing Landed Cost Model (LMC) in a proactive manner
Responsible for continuous improvements and periodic/ annual metric targets relative to transportation expenses and service providers expectations. Reviews and reports Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
Oversees multiple operational projects. Manage and advise on value-added activities in the areas of International Transportation and Warehousing such as consolidated freight station, multi-port consolidation opportunities and bonded logistics activities.
Responsible for the process integration and collaboration with our third party provider (3PL). Maintain best in class Supply Chain process with 3PL staffs both overseas to deliver a seamless goods flow.
Bachelors degree or Equivalent work experience
7-1 years directly related experience
System expertise in: APICS, CPIM, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook