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Logistics Manager Job


Middleton, MA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Logistics
Posting Date:  Aug 28, 2021

Logistics Manager

Situation in organisation 

Reports to Plant Manager. 

The Logistics Manager leads the plant shipping and receiving team.

Job dimensions
  • Provide the leadership, direction and management for all aspects of the logistics operations.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of planning, purchasing, shipping/receiving, WHSE management, inventory and other related functions within the Middleton Plant and outside WHSE’s.
  • Responsible for delivering logistics KPI targets and results against site productivity goals.
  • Responsible for planning/scheduling function and plant buyer.


  • Lead shipping and receiving resources to meet plant logistics objectives.
  • Ensure work process are in place to execute and continuously improve key logistics measures (ex On Time Shipment, Inventory accuracy, non-performing stock, etc.)
  • Deliver the goal of no safety or environmental incidents while complying with OSHA, DOT and Bostik specific EHS requirements and policies.
  • Active and frequent engagement on the shop floor to ensure safe behaviors, drive continuous improvement and compliance with EH&S policies.
  • Set clear responsibility and expectations for supervisor and department lead to deliver results.  Ensure a system of accountability is in place.
  • Set high expectations for shop floor housekeeping and utilization of 5S.
  • Engage and set priorities with plant leadership team to leverage resources and align priorities to deliver logistics and supply chain targets.
  • Plan/Schedule one (or multiple) product line.
  • Perform Planning & Purchasing plans for outside Tolling companies.
  • Work collaboratively with plant leadership team to deliver up on plant goals. 
  • Ensure effective communication and work collaboratively with shared service and commercial functions to ensure objectives are met, proper inventory levels are established and support order fulfillment.
  • Hire, train and develop associates to support operational objectives.
  • Foster a team-based culture with a high level of employee accountability and ownership.
  • Ensure a culture of problem solving and root cause analysis to drive the elimination of repeat failures.
  • Instill a culture of urgency and rapid action to resolve problems and implement sustainable improvements.
Context and environment
  • A fast paced, high pressure manufacturing environment where you are involved in a wide variety of functions and activities.
  • Key drivers in this role are customer service, continuous improvement and cost reductions.
  • Participation in activities within the plant as well as outside
  • Heavy use of computer software with frequent interpersonal communication.



  • Lead and manage the site logistics team to meet service level expectations of the customer and manage the flow of inventory to support production and shipping needs.

Qualifications / experience required

  • BS degree and APICS certification strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in warehousing, planning, procurement or inventory control.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Applications.  Experience in SAP, Microsoft Outlook , Excel, Word, PP
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Adaptable to change and can lead change
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing principles.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Familiarity with supply chain work processes and measures.


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