Logistics Manager
Cepheid - Sunnyvale, CA

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Job Summary:

The logistics manager will play a key role to assure quality management of inbound and outbound transportation. Will partner with purchasing, customer service, sales, receiving and third-party service providers. Will track metrics and report on quality and cost results. This job is a new function needed to secure transportation solutions that will support the ramp-up of our growing company.

  • Maintain business relationships with transportation service providers.
  • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification and transit performance.
  • Maintain service and cost metrics for transportation and 3PL services.
  • Build close working relationships with planning and procurement teams.
  • Forecast transportation capacity to match manufacturing activity.
  • Perform regularly scheduled RFQ activities for transportation and 3PL services.
  • Schedule and manage regular QBR meetings with key logistic service providers.
  • Collaborate with procurement team to manage min/max in a way to facilitate non-air shipping.
  • Negotiate and coordinate schedules with customers, transportation providers and suppliers.
  • Coordinate delivery schedules to meet receiving team capacity.
  • Maintain real-time awareness of external influences such as fuel costs, regulations, weather and labor issues at ports.
  • Consults with suppliers and customers to understand their distribution networks and determine the logistics resources required to support service needs.
  • Manage 3PL international warehouse contracts.
  • Assign freight forwarders to individual suppliers and establish protocol for dispatch communication.
  • Work with buyers to evaluate supplier control freight vs. Cepheid controlled freight.
  • Utilize the Corporate ERP System and any other specific IT systems required for logistics management.
  • Maintain LTL relationships.
  • Manage freight classification codes.
  • Manage duty drawback program.
  • Collaborate with shipping and finance teams to manage VAT avoidance.
  • Maintain relationships with Customs offices.
  • Manage C-TPAT compliance.
  • Manage freight consolidation process.

Required Knowledge - Skills - and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 8-years freight management using all modes of transportation.
  • 5-years working with international transportation.
  • Strong knowledge of INCO TERMS.
  • Current knowledge of Customs and port security requirements.
  • 5-years warehouse management or equivalent using 3PL services.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including strong expertise in Excel.
  • Proven managemet experience developing staff.

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