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Hella Inc.: Director of Logistics, Planning and Warehouse

Job Objective  

Direct, manage and coordinate a logistics operation incl. budget responsibility, focusing on all topics related to supplier logistics, intra-logistics and customer logistics

Duties and Responsibilities

A          Logistics

1          Direct, manage and optimize all logistics resources and budgets within an operation (personnel, inventory, transportation, infrastructure / equipment, external resources) to achieve minimal total costs and meet customer requirements

2          Plan the future resource requirements of the operation

3          Direct and control the design of material- and information flows and logistics processes of an operation

4          Responsible for the implementation of a suitable logistics controlling

5          Coordinate and balance conflicting interests of all logistics personnel and internal / external stakeholders to provide optimal solutions in an operation

6          Manage bottleneck situations and customer escalations

7          Participation in strategic projects and facilitate pilot projects

8          Secure the implementation and application of global logistics and HELLA standards (e.g. process, equipment, health & safety, environment etc.)

9          Ensure the specified logistics quality of the location and qualify underperforming suppliers to meet the required quality standards

10        Participate in internal and external negotiations

11        Arrange for relevant declarations and clearance measures to be carried out considering legal and country- specific points of view

12        Drive continuous improvement and establish process improvements

13        Collaborate with regional logistics to consistently increase logistics performance

14        Responsible for achieving the targeted logistics KPIs within logistics

B          Project Management

1          Supervise and execute the management of high complexity logistics projects from technical and organizational perspective along the supply chain and product lifecycle, incl. rollout and sustainable implementation of corporate standard processes

3          ;Defining, planning, coordinating and monitoring of high complexity projects for the area of responsibility incl. responsible for internal and external personnel capacity planning

3          Definition and continuous monitoring of project success regarding time, budget and output quality and driving execution of defined actions

4          Negotiating general logistics conditions with suppliers, service providers and customers (e.g. JIT/JIS processes, turnaround periods, packaging)

5          Aligning all ongoing projects and activities with relevant business processes owners and functions, incl. corporate

6          Execution of problem solving and escalation for occurring deviations

7          Support and contribute on overarching activities and initiatives

8          Preparation of business cases and execution of pilot applications

C         Leadership

1          Deploying employees corresponding to their qualifications within the relevant structure. Instructing and supporting employees in a target-oriented and motivating manner to fulfill the tasks

2          Guiding, instructing and supporting employees in function-related tasks

3          Responsible for hiring process and sustain the team performance and evaluation as well as qualification demands

4          Managing of employees according to targets and delegation, to select, to qualify and further develop employees based on a culture of trust, control effectiveness, in order to develop and compensate potential and promote individual competencies, to achieve the targets of the department

Carrying out other tasks related to this position

(including examining as well as complying with industrial safety and environmental protection measures pertaining to the scope of duties)

Job Profile / Requirements

a) profession / education                    b) job related experience

University degree – Masters              Relevant – Supply chain, Logistics

EXPERT level Excel, SAP AOP Required, strong leadership qualities and “hands-on” approach. 

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