Logistics Manager

Dolby Sound San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 weeks ago

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you'll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We're big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.


Residing in the Dolby laboratories Head Quarters in San Francisco and reporting to the Global Logistics director, this position will be the regional focal point for the Americas logistics coordination and product supply management. Their primary responsibilities will include working with senior management to develop and implement a global logistics strategy, day to day management of Dolby's regional Third-party- logistics provider (3PL) interaction with Dolby's Supply Chain, procurement team, Sales Ops, Engineering and Accounting teams to support the fulfillment of regional product demand.

Job functions and responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of at least one direct report and multiple indirect reports in a matrix, cross functional organization.

  • Will lead the development and implementation for Dolby's global logistics strategy, as well as lead and participate in the implementation of respective SAP projects and initiatives with regards to materials management, 3pl interfaces and overall supply/demand planning processes in support of the global Logistics strategy.

  • This role will lead and participate in processes for alignment across SC, Procurement and engineering functions with regards to NPI. Will identify and analyze service improvement and cost saving opportunities, prepare business case and gain alignment from key stakeholders and functional leads.

  • Will lead the development of proper metrics, reporting requirements, and analytical methods, as well as the communication protocols between the pertinent departments to ensure timely availability of accurate information.

  • Lead develop and implement inbound and outbound consolidation programs ensuring goods movements from contract manufacturers to regional DC's and depots and fulfillment to final customers.

  • Overall responsible for Inventory management, audit and integrity at the respective DC's and depots. Support SOX and accounting Qtr and Year end audits in front of Dolby Finance and external auditors.

  • Participate and cooperate with customs audits and internal audit initiatives to improve transparency and accuracy of business transactions. Be an advocate for product and trade compliance processes. Represents Dolby in front of local Customs authorities with regards to audits and compliance subjects.

  • In general, represent the logistics and trade functions of Dolby in his/her regions of responsibility.

  • Contract, manage and audit Logistics suppliers, Customs agents and other Supply chain disciplines to serve the Dolby strategic requirements on global Logistics.

  • Responsible for budget and costs management of the regional 3pl and transportation services. Design the financial flows, costs reporting and payments of all Logistics/Distribution activities in his regions while working closely with the finance management team.

  • Logistics management covering worldwide export/import controls; supervision of 3PL to ensure compliance with all customs regulations governing the import & export of Dolby products worldwide

  • Works closely with Sales Operations and Purchasing on respective business flows provides clear direction where there is no clear logistic process or practice in place. Educates cross functional teams on logistics and distribution related plans, processes and procedures

  • Work with cross functional teams to establish current logistics practices, benchmark findings against current industry standards provide plan that will address area's of weakness and development.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • Will coordinate shipments between regional 3PLs to ensure smooth inbound and outbound supply of goods.

  • Protects shipments by investigating causes of damages or shortages in consignments or overcharges for freight, insurance warehouse storage and handling fees.

  • Ensure that the 3PL/CM's and own manufacturing facilities properly palletize and route shipments in accordance with documented Dolby Laboratories and their customers routing instructions

  • Prepares international shipping documents such as Commercial Invoices, Certificate of Origin, SLI's, Letter of Credits, packing slips, etc. as needed to ensure shipments are processed timely and smoothly through various Customs Agencies to eliminate unnecessary delays and storage charges

Education and Experience required:

  • 5 - 10 years' experience in logistics specific to 3PL, freight forwarding, direct distribution, reverse logistics and supply chain management

  • People manager. Preferably in an international environment.

  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics or supply chain management preferred or combination of experience and education.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong team player who understands the global market

  • Ability to execute tactically but at the same time think outside of the box, excellent eye for details, good understanding of end to end business practices

  • Very good understanding of customs requirements and practices worldwide as well as provide guidance for correct shipping terms

  • SAP experience will be a plus or equivalent ERP and WMS systems.

Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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