Associate Director, Global Transportation - Illumina, Inc.
13213 Garber St
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Job Title: Associate Director, Transportation
Reports to: Director, Logistics
The Associate Director, Global Transportation directs and controls sourcing, selection, contracts and KPI performance of our global transportation partners. They establish global procedures, policies and leverage best practices across sites. They optimize transportation lanes, design and drive process improvements, leveraging lean manufacturing principles. They drive system and tool sourcing and selection decisions, staying atop of new and developing technologies.
Establish strategic directions and goals for global transportation partners and internal stakeholders to meet customer requirements
Collaborate & innovate with Customers, Commercial Ops, Supply Chain, Quality and Trade Compliance to design, develop and implement transportation lanes & policies to meet stakeholder requirements and expectations
Identify and implement new technologies and systems to improve our transportation lanes
Build and develop a highly effective & engaged team
Setup & manage transportation operations in developing markets, as required
Lead efforts to drive continuous improvement in Order to Delivery process driving high customer satisfaction & lowering operating costs
Lead efforts to improve and maintain on time delivery in excess of 98%
Identify and implement cost savings projects
Ensure local/regional work instructions are in place and effective
Ensure that the Transportation organization is compliant with the Quality Management System, Good Manufacturing/Distribution Principles & ISO 13485.
Knowledge: Extensive knowledge/experience in designing, developing, implementing and managing global transportation lanesComprehensive knowledge of Logistics, domestic and international, modes, practices and policiesComprehensive knowledge of WMS, TMS and GTM systems and best practicesStrong knowledge & experience of medical device regulations as applied to logisticsStrong knowledge & experience with Cold Chain controlsStrong knowledge of Trade Compliance RegulationsStrong knowledge of Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement PrinciplesStrong knowledge of business systems, data management and Microsoft officeStrong knowledge of ISO 13485 and GMP/GDP systems, applications and policiesStrong Knowledge of Mircosoft Office Applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Word & Outlook)Familiarity & understanding of SAP ERP, WMS, GTS and Processweaver
Skills: Uses an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness to develop and/or apply highly advanced concepts, principles, standards, or techniques to solve challenging business problemsAbility to develop, review & negotiate transportation contractsAbility to lead & develop a diverse team in a fast paced environmentAbility to exercise sound judgement within established guidelinesAbility to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in written format in English
Education Bachelors degree in Supply Chain or Business; MBA preferred
Experience 10-12 years of experience with supply chain, transportation, Logistics or related function requiredPrevious experience in Life Sciences organization with focus on research and diagnostics preferred
Other Willing & able to travel to various Illumina, transportation and customer locations, domestically and internationallyWilling to work as necessary to achieve defined goals and objectives
Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at ...@illumina.com. To learn more, visit:
Associated topics: dispatcher, fleet management, handler, management, manager, operations manager, supervisor, svce, technician, union
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