Logistics Specialist
GE Power & Water - Houston, TX

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Logistics Specialist role is a key component of our logistics operations, supporting the planning and execution of Aero's logistics operations. The selected candidate will work closely with the vendors and site operations to ensure timely and compliant shipping of Aero products around the world. The right candidate will need to be flexible in their thinking and actions, creative, and have a natural drive to find solutions for the business and our customers.

Essential Responsibilities
The Logistics Specialist is responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. In addition, in this role you will:
  • Negotiate contractual terms, pricing structures, and fixed demurrage rates
  • Interact with business leaders regarding freight forwarder / GE approved carrier usage and performance to increases visibility regarding over dimensional or urgent high priority shipments
  • Interact with other GE businesses to initiate the same type of usage and performance qualities in order to perform logistics operations more efficiently and to ensure GE’s exposure to liability is controlled by the use of experienced field technical personnel and qualified transportation providers during all phases of logistic operation
  • Drive information sharing regarding international transportation providers
  • Lead efforts to reduce transportation costs for businesses and assist in driving costs out
  • Manage operational relationship of 3rd party letter of credit documentation preparation and 3rd party export logistics for businesses
  • Track shipments from global suppliers and drive on time deliveries via use of daily tracking process with GE Routing Center, Shipping Lines, and Freight Forwarders
  • Ensure timely submission of customs document submission to facilitate fast and accurate deliveries
  • Facilitate use of required planning and forecasting tools to simplify overall Logistics process
  • Develop optimum Logistics model to drive the most efficient flow of materials and products
  • Pursue logistics functional excellence in all areas

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED with at least 4 years of experience in Logistics)

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or Logistics is preferred
  • Strong academic performance is preferred
  • Prior experience in export-import compliance, logistics and operations is preferred
  • Prior experience on modern logistics is preferred
  • Knowledge of US and EU export regulations, foreign customs requirements, letters of credit, trade finance programs, free trade agreements and international logistics and shipping requirements
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to adapt to / drive change across a global team in a dynamic business environment
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Six Sigma training is preferred (GE Employees Only)
  • Strong result oriented mindset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    Why join one great company when you can join many? At GE, we’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 100 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Numerous products are qualified under ecomagination, GE’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive efficiencies and help make the world work better. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business. Follow GE Power & Water on Twitter @GE_PowerWater. Learn More about GE Power and Water Today!
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