Associate Logistics Manager, International Transportation

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Associate Logistics Manager, International Transportation

Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    JOB ID: R-17514 CATEGORY: Supply Chain LOCATION: Englewood Cliffs, NJ DATE POSTED: 06/30/2021

    Background & Purpose of the Job

    The ASSOCIATE LOGISTICS MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION is responsible for managing key operational and strategic aspects of international transportation for Unilever North America. In addition to managing service levels and relationships with local carrier representatives, this individual will lead strategic improvements for transportation related to NA imports & exports to drive operational efficiencies and transportation-related cost savings. This person will also business partner with the Global Logistics Team to drive logistics excellence and standardization of best practices, while also supporting the coordination of the annual ocean freight bid.


    • Lead key elements of transportation operations for international shipments across the Unilever North America network.
    • Manage relationships with freight forwarders and local carriers while driving accountability to performance via KPIs, including tender acceptance, on time performance, carrier claims, freight cost, and detention & demurrage.
    • Implement step changes to reduce detention & demurrage related to international shipments – high priority.
    • Organize, analyze, and interpret transportation-related data from key stakeholders to measure/report performance, identify opportunities, and drive cost savings.
    • Drive strategic programs and operational improvements within international logistics, in close partnership with the Global Logistics Team and 3rd party providers.
    • Oversee the movement of international goods to/from DC’s and ports, working through ad hoc transportation-related issues
    • Business partner with the Global Logistics Team to coordinate the annual ocean freight bid and drive logistics excellence within North America.
    • Develop and maintain internal and external relationships to drive cross-functional, fully integrated processes that enable strategic partnerships and operational excellence.
  • Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Logistics from an accredited university
    • Work Experience: at least 5 years of experience in Logistics and Supply Chain, with robust experience in international logistics
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of management and influence business partners
    • Ability to autonomously and proactively manage all aspects of international transportation operations, with guidance and support provided as needed.
    • Experience using Microsoft Excel (advanced), PowerPoint, Power BI, and comfort using integrated computer systems (SAP, OTM, etc.)


    • Master’s degree from an accredited university
    • Advanced certifications (Lean Six Sigma, CSCP, CLTP, PMP, etc.)
    • Strong international logistics operations experience
    • FMCG experience

    What else is critical to your success? Your attitude. You love to work in an evolving and fast-paced environment and are a master at juggling multiple priorities with pressure to deliver on-time. You'll have an innate ability to translate numbers into stories and discuss them with a multitude of audiences. But most of all, you want to improve everything you touch, whether it be processes, problem solving or creative ways of being proactive.

  • Benefits


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  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Fun Fact
    Unilever offers seriously cool benefits like flexible working environment, on-site gym and Tigi salon, well-being incentives, and all-you-can-eat ice cream.
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