Logistics Manager

Verso Corporation - Wisconsin Rapids, WI3.2

This position is responsible for the mill’s Logistics and Scheduling areas. Responsibilities include paper machine, rewinder and sheeter scheduling, non-conforming product utilization, warehousing, freight management, freight planning, transit damage prevention and shipping of orders.

Required Skills

Key responsibilities include:
Manages a team of exempt and hourly employees
Promote and practice safety accountability
Ensure environmental compliance and accountability
Support two paper machine lines and multiple converting production lines
Oversee the shipping, converting and rewinding operations to make certain the mill is meeting shipping and delivery commitments to their customers.
Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and external reporting requirements
Manage freight and warehouse budgets
Partner with internal shipping employees, truck carriers, railroad personnel to minimize transit damage
Coach and develop direct reports to build a strong cohesive team.
Support the PS&D staff; provide support and solutions to continually improve the shipping, converting and rewinding processes.
Provide alignment and communication within the mill and with mill-external stakeholders
Support and promote operation’s reliability initiatives to meet department budget
Lead and advocate change

Key Accountabilities:
Maximize limited time and resources to produce and ship quality products
Working knowledge of Verso Paper and its place in the global market place
Working knowledge of logistics, warehousing, shipping, converting and production planning
Working knowledge of internal and external customers


Required Experience

Key Competencies:
Develop direct reports and build a motivated, effective team
Customer focus
Manage through systems
Decision quality and timely decision making
Business acumen
Drive for results

Knowledge and Experience:
10 years of paper industry experience preferred
Knowledge of order management processes and systems knowledge
Production planning and inventory control knowledge
Opti Vision, SAP & Mercury Gate
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industrial management experience
Successful career with increasing levels of leadership responsibilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong computer skills
High degree of internal and external customer awareness
Must have a desire to succeed with strong team orientation