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Logistics Manager

Company: Associated Materials
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Associated Materials, a federally designated essential business, is the parent company for leading residential building product brands such as Alside, Gentek, Revere, Alpine and Preservation. With a legacy of over 70 years in business, we create, develop, manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and more throughout our network of North American company-owned distributors.

Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Associated Materials has over 4000 employees across its U.S. and Canadian manufacturing footprint and our extensive North American distribution center network (120+ locations!). We are a charter member of the Vinyl Siding Institute, the American Association of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

This combination of established brand recognition, manufacturing capacity and distribution reach makes for an exciting and rewarding employment value proposition. Join us, and discover the next step in your career journey.

Job Description

Associated Materials is in need of a Logistics Manager to join our team of professionals. The successful applicant will take over transportation management duties for the firm and become instrumental in the forward growth of the company. The Logistics Manager will report directly to the VP of Materials and will coordinate with many other departments to ensure an efficient daily workflow for both Inbound and Outbound shipments. The position will also be the main point of contact for our 3PL contract.

Objectives
Drive the development, procurement and sustainability of a service provider network to meet and exceed the requirements of our customer base.
Partner with Transportation provider to drive compliance with a Core Carrier routing strategy, while managing transportation cost, quality and service to expected levels.
Identify and engage inbound vendors; develop requests for quotations; and negotiate the best value possible; utilize customer routing mechanisms.
Provide continuous operational improvement by ensuring contracted carriers deliver required and committed service levels.
Develop market intelligence program that benchmarks key industry indicators/market price to ensure accurate price forecasting and risk mitigation.
Review and negotiate Transportation contract terms and conditions in concert with corporate legal and corporate risk while balancing capacity and service requirements.
Ensure timely implementation and communications resulting from all rate, capacity and carrier assignment negotiations to required business partners.
Audit and ensure timeliness of rates and payments in line with negotiated carrier rates.
Implement ISO based processes to aide in streamlining of daily activities and ensuring a path to continuous improvement.

Day-to-day Responsibilities
Oversee the daily transportation metrics across multiple locations, including but not limited to; cube utilization and On Time Delivery.
Ensure timeliness of payments to carrier base.
Review and negotiate new carrier contracts as required while optimizing Cost, Quality, and Delivery of products across the network.
Manage existing carrier contracts ensuring compliance.
Negotiation of carrier rates.

Key Relationships
Third Party carriers
Customer Service, Finance, Sales, and Product Management
Plant Managers and Operations Leadership Team
Internal and external customers
Supply Chain and other internal and external materials support providers
Qualifications

Education And Experience
5+ years of transportation management experience including domestic surface and intermodal transportation.
Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Transportation, or other Business-related field.
Manufacturing experience preferred
Vendor management/qualification experience required
Exceptional negotiation and transportation pricing strategy skills.
Experience with MRP and JIT inventory practices is highly desirable.
Strong leadership and communication skills with a team-first mentality.
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Advanced skillset in MS Office applications (Excel and Access)

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Recruiters: Please note that Associated Materials, Alside and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to AMI or any of its employees will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Human Resources Team have authority to engage or authorize recruiting services. Any questions regarding recruiting services of any kind must be sent to jobs at associatedmaterials dot com

Keywords: Associated Materials, Cuyahoga Falls , Logistics Manager, Professions , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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