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Logistics Specialist 1 Job


Wauwatosa, WI, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  261207
Posting Date:  Nov 10, 2022

Job Title: Logistics Specialist


The Logistics Specialist is a key position that focuses on the planning, execution and reporting of warehouse operations including both Bostik run facilities and outside warehouses. The position reports to the Logistics Manager in the Americas Supply Chain Organization.



  • Manage day-to-day activities within the Bostik 3PL network.
  • Provide support for Bostik run facilities as needed.
  • Ensure compliance to operating procedures (SOP) and KPIs at warehouse operations.
  • Responsible for monitoring all transportation activity (inbound, outbound, intercompany transfer); ensuring compliance to procedures and identifying areas of opportunity.
  • Tasked with continually driving down relative freight and distribution spend.
  • Tasked with recording and reporting performance across Bostik distribution network.



  • Performing daily warehouse transactions in Bostik SAP.
  • Manage 3PL distribution center on hand inventory to meet customer’s demand and meet lead-time expectation.
  • Provide transportation planning and routing guide support for 3PL distribution center.
  • Evaluate 3PL distribution center’s KPIs and assist management to develop and evaluate relationships with logistics service providers, focusing on continuous process improvement, create best practice processes and improve customer on time delivery service.
  • Collaborate with internal functions and support external customers by providing technical expertise.
  • Manage the Customer Experience Improvement (CEI) processes for 3PL distribution center activities and identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Responsible for the logistics data mining, management, analytics and reporting.
  • Work in conjunction with location Managers and Transportation & Distribution (T&D) Team members to develop standard operation procedures aimed at optimizing the network from a cost perspective and sustaining consistent service performance among all distribution centers (DC).
  • Interface with customer service, DC logistics personnel, and carriers to coordinate shipments, troubleshoot issues, and give direction as needed.
  • Evaluate carrier network performance in conjunction with T&D Team. Track customer/supplier complaints and drive corrective action.
  • Assist with expedited orders.



  • Both 1:1 and team based cross-functional collaboration call for timely and accurate follow through with all stakeholders.
  • Fast pace and competing priorities require multi-tasking, effective communication of progress, and focus on creating result.



  • BA/BS degree in business analytics, operations management, supply chain management, business administration, or other applicable area.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in a customer-facing environment.
  • Proven ability to apply creative problem solving, see tasks through to completion and demonstrates a high attention to detail.
  • SAP experience highly desirable.
  • Solid foundation of transportation principles including knowledge of various modes of transportation (FTL, LTL, Parcel, Intermodal), fundamental packing/loading standards, and shipper/carrier/consignee expectations.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated results as a team member and individual contributor.
  • Strong planning skills with ability to manage competing priorities and effectively contribute in multiple concurrent projects.
  • Competent user of Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of database and ERP system a big plus.
  • Demonstrated potential to move and grow across the broader organization.
  • Hazmat material shipping and experience desirable.
  • A high sense of commitment to personal and workplace safety.
  • Experience in operations, logistics, transportation, or warehouse management preferred.
  • Knowledge of warehouse operations including: pick-pack-ship, inventory controls, warehouse utilization and OSHA regulation preferred.

About Bostik, an Arkema company 
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.


Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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