About the Role
The logistics analyst role at Watlow is challenging but rewarding. The primary focus is to provide analysis and leadership to develop, support and implement logistics programs to meet or exceed business objectives across Watlow. It is a highly interactive role providing an individual the opportunity to interact cross sectionally across the business. As the SME for logistics the role also takes on leadership responsibilities to work with internal and external customers/suppliers. in day-to-day activities to ensure raw materials and Finished goods are delivered in the most timely and cost-effective manner. Leads improvement efforts using tools and techniques in the Watlow Business System (WBS). The ideal candidate will be able to work individually as well as in teams.
Your Key Responsibilities
Provide leadership to develop, support and implement logistics programs to meet or exceed business objectives across Watlow
Work with Global trade compliance/RoHS Reach teams internally to continue enhancing the program maturity
Collaborate with Corporate and Regional Logistics teams to develop and deploy logistics projects and initiatives.
Manage carrier performance and facilitate carrier development
Support implementation of programs and system improvements to improve efficiency, drive down overall logistics costs and improve service levels.
Oversee freight payment and freight claims processes
Support logistics regulatory and hazardous materials requirements
Work with Supply Chain Managers across sites to reduce premium freight as a % of sales
Partner with Strategic sourcing to make sourcing decisions considering total value to the Company including quality, service, technology, risk, compliance, and cost.
Analyzing financial reports, price proposals and other information used to determine reasonable pricing
Partner with Strategic sourcing, evaluating and monitoring contracts to ensure suppliers and vendors are complying with terms and conditions
Attending conferences, trade shows and meetings to network with suppliers and learn about new industry trends
Bachelor’s degree and or 5-8 years of experience.
Knowledge of domestic transportation market, including customs and warehousing
Management of 3rd party providers, including experience working with freight forwarders, carriers, brokers, and customs (import/export)
Knowledge of transportation/logistics/supply chain concepts and strategies
Knowledge of negotiating and implementing service agreements and contracts. Must be familiar with supplier performance metrics and key performance indicators.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively influence all levels of management.
Strong MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills as well as experience with reporting tools such as Tableau and BW
Develops relationships and provides effective communication, prioritization, and alignment across value streams, sites, business units, and functions
Demonstrates capability for engaging with external business partners to provide seamless linkage of supply chain processes
Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills. Possess exceptional conflict resolution skills and is adept at dealing with situations involving conflict.
Ability to work autonomously, with very minimal direction
Understanding of other supply chain fundamentals. E.g., Logistics/Trade compliance