Sr Logistics Manager

Dana Corporation Novi , MI 48377

Posted 3 months ago

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of Position:

  • Lead the logistics organization and drive value by reducing logistics costs, improving efficiencies, and establishing a platform of continuous business performance improvements in Dana's supply chain

  • Manage external transportation partners to ensure operational effectiveness and corporate compliance

  • Manage external Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) and work together to drive cost improvement and efficiencies in the transportation network

  • Transparently and accurately collect, aggregate, analyze and report logistics cost and performance information to senior leadership and operations leadership (cross-BU, globally)

  • Work cross-functionally to further reduce logistics costs through premium avoidance, spot buy avoidance, cube/weight utilization improvements, planned truck utilization improvements, etc.

  • Work with trade compliance, tax, legal, and external parties to ensure adherence to regulations and maintenance of key trade certifications

  • Analysis of carrier metrics and conduct performance reviews as required.

  • Facilitate logistics cost savings workshops

  • Contract Management

  • Manage the development and/or renewal of LLP contracts to ensure alignment to Dana's requirements

  • Review and approve carrier contracts and spot buys while ensuring they accurately reflect Dana's terms and conditions

  • Mange the development and/or renewal of global ocean bids contracts with freight forwarders to align with Dana's requirements

  • Lead cross-business unit efforts to minimize on the road logistics expenses outside of NA

  • Work with all Business Units to collect logistics costs for detailed analysis

  • Lead efforts to identify cost reduction opportunities via cross-BU logistics spend consolidation and utilization improvements in the EU (first region)

  • Work with Global director to pilot common TMS solution and develop roll-out plans post pilot

  • Drive efforts to develop and implement common logistics best practices, processes, and standards cross-BU

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications of Position:

  • Bachelor Degree required, Master's preferred. Specialization in supply chain management/logistics preferred.

  • 7+ years progressive leadership experience. Experience within multi-site global environments preferred

  • Deep experience with managing LLP/3PL partners and managing/optimizing logistics networks

  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement and cost reductions efforts in logistics

  • Familiarity with business systems and analytic systems, including TMS and logistics optimization tools

  • Committed to tasks and skilled at identifying and solving a variety of problems of broad scope and complexity with little to no supervision.

  • Must be detail oriented, proactive in anticipating requirements and able to work efficiently with minimal direction

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and must be capable of professionally interacting with an international customer/supplier base.

  • Skilled in composing written correspondence and preparing presentations for senior management.

  • Successfully interacts with a dispersed leadership team and others across functions and sites.

  • Must be proactive, detail oriented and have excellent organization, planning and follow-through skills.

  • Must have ability to work with statistical analyses and possess financial acumen

  • Must be able to work flexible hours and be willing to travel to Dana/supplier facilities as required to resolve issues

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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