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Director, Transportation & Logistics Transformation

Company: PerkinElmer
Location: Waltham
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

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Director, Transportation & Logistics Transformation Responsibilities Location Waltham, MassachusettsUS Job ID JR-015709 Summary:

Transportation and Logistics at PerkinElmer is going through a multi-year makeover. As such, we are seeking an individual with deep knowledge of transportation, logistics and warehousing to guide the organization through changes already in progress and to continue to identify and implement opportunities to enable the function to perform at its optimal ability. The successful candidate will utilize their expertise to review and recommend changes to existing processes, resources and systems to optimize capabilities; define and support strategic commitments; and drive process improvement and adoptions of new standards and ways of working, all with an intense focus on speed and accuracy of getting products to customers

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Serves as the main point of contact with our Global Strategic Warehousing and Logistic partner in defining and executing the transformation of PerkinElmer transportation and logistics processes.

Working closely with business stakeholders and project teams and translating strategies into viable solutions, providing best-practice recommendations for processes and procedures

Serving as the strategic and day-to-day lead for all aspects of the transformation process, including influencing designated project/non-project team members and/or third-party resources assigned to facilitate activities

Developing departmental objectives and key results and evaluating progress and performance regularly

Providing regular project updates and communicating project priorities, tasks and deadlines to senior leadership, including the presentation of plans, risks and performance metrics to established targets

Establishing communication channels, processes, tools and timelines to achieve the desired

Leading multiple projects simultaneously

Overseeing and ensuring relationship building between merging departments and leaders, identifying any cultural considerations or potential disconnects that could risk success and addressing them accordingly

Providing insight and feedback into entire business processes and systems and identifying opportunities and recommending, improving, providing training and deploying transportation, logistics and warehousing processes, procedures and reports

Serving as the strategic and day-to-day lead for all aspects of the transformation process, including influencing designated project/non-project team members and/or third-party resources assigned to facilitate activities

Serving as the main point of contact with our Global Strategic Warehousing and Logistic partner in defining and executing the transformation of Perkin Elmer processes

Providing leadership to a team of professionals, including assigning responsibilities; hiring, training, motivating and coaching employees as they provide attentive, efficient service to customers; assessing and recommending appropriate staffing levels and employee performance; and providing helpful feedback and training opportunities.

Working with functional area leaders and Human Resources to align or recruit resources to support new initiatives and with business leaders to ensure the momentum and speed of activities are aligned, including facilitating timely decisions on key topics

Completing other projects or tasks as assigned.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree with 12 plus years experience or Master’s degree plus 10 years experience in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Business, with recognized certification in Supply Chain Management.

Trained in Lean Six-Sigma (green belt/black belt) with the ability to evaluate and design process and procedures with a Lean mindset

12+ years of work experience in the procurement/supply chain function with emphasis on global transportation/logistics/warehousing and procurement using air, ocean and surface modes of transport

7+ years of project management experience, including managing multiple large, global projects simultaneously

5+ years of directly and indirectly leading and managing teams in matrixed environment

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated proficiency in large scale transformation of logistic and warehouse processes on a global scale, including hard results achieved and ability to effectively communicate how you accomplished these results

Knowledge of key International Trade Compliance regulations applicable in the specific markets

Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the transportation of Dangerous Goods

Experience managing a departmental budget

Experience working with ERP systems (SAP preferred) and financial management systems

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Visio

Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent presentation skills and strong negotiation skills

Ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time

Self-starter with an ability to be an effective business partner rather than just functional support; a sense of urgency and commitment to meet operational and financial goals with a focus on internal and external customers

Strong systems and analytical skills, with ability to gather facts, figures and concepts into a concise summary with recommendations and action plans

Ability to make sound decisions and to execute them with success, as an individual or as a Leader in a Team environment

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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"When I go to one of my mentors and let them know that I have learned something new, I am able to apply it in a real project right away which has been extremely helpful to my professional growth and has enabled me to continue achieving my goals."

Samantha Casseus, Boston-based Full Stack Developer

"There is nothing cookie-cutter about my job. I’m never stuck doing routine tasks."

Rachel Adomat, System Applications Integrator

"There’s never a day I don’t think about how my team truly helps accelerate scientific research."

Manny Farag, Gas Chromatography (GC) Product Manager

"Being innovative in my job is second nature. I’m constantly discovering ways to make methods easier and higher performing for the industry."

Lee Marotta, Senior Field Application Scientist

"When I go to one of my mentors and let them know that I have learned something new, I am able to apply it in a real project right away which has been extremely helpful to my professional growth and has enabled me to continue achieving my goals."

Samantha Casseus, Boston-based Full Stack Developer

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