MANAGER, GLOBAL LOGISTICS

  • Job Tracking ID: 2018R-3120-1
  • Job Location: Herndon, VA
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: September 25, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
  • Starting Date: November 12, 2018





Job Description:

VT iDirect continues to fuel its engineering growth and seeks an innovative, creative Global Logistics Manager who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. VT iDirect is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this new space, our diverse and talented team of Internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continue to break new ground and create significant opportunities for the network operators, service providers resellers, and the corporate networking professionals.

The Logistics Manager is responsible for the day to day activities of the logistics operations, freight carrier selection and management. Eye to the future in establishing short and long-term logistics strategy. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the smartest team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!

KEY JOB RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Manage iDirect’s Logistics Team.
  • Oversee documentation, freight carrier coordination, tracking and tracing of all inbound out outbound shipments.
  • Manage 3PL, freight forwarder, and related supplier relationships including the development, negotiation and management of contracts.
  • Provide guidance and advice on logistical matters to other departments as needed.
  • Insure suppliers are held accountable for performance and continuous improvement including response time, delivery performance, cost control and cost reduction.
  • Define and implement appropriate metrics and measurements.
  • Ensure full utilization of Oracle system capabilities and tools.
  • Maintain broad knowledge of worldwide market trends on logistics issues, regulatory and Customs issues, and other relevant factors.

Experience and Skills:

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 year college degree required

Minimum of 5 years-experience in global logistics and supply chain with at least 3 – 5 years in a logistics leadership role. 

  • Minimum 2 year’ experience managing 3PL’s. 
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of all logistics documentation
  • Must be able to travel internationally
  • Experience in implementing best practices in global logistics.   Specific experience in developing and implementing business processes within a dynamic, growing global business environment.
  • Experience with Oracle and Oracle’s WMS a real plus.
  • Knowledge of U.S. import/export control regulations.  
  • Experience within the telecomm industry and outsourced LCC contract manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Has a ‘can do’ attitude - willing to dive into and take ownership.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
As a global leader in IP-based satellite communications, we are the change agent, shaping the future of how the world connects.  Our team is helping the world’s leading satellite operators and service providers capture the future through major innovation.  The most fulfilling work of your career is waiting for you at iDirect…imagine your talent and energy paired with our vision and technical leadership: the sky is truly the limit!