Supply Chain & Logistics Specialist

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Date: Jun 4, 2024

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  32144  

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.

 

We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.

 

With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

The Logistic Specialist reports into the Regional Supply Chain organization and is responsible for the tactical execution of the regional logistics strategic roadmap with a focus on optimization and improvement of cost, quality and delivery performance.  The Logistics Specialist will leverage cross-functional collaboration with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to establish a clear definition of normal and abnormal supply chain conditions, defining and maintaining standard operating procedures with aligned KPIs that support regional logistics operations and lead root cause analysis and resolution where KPI performance is off target.  

 

The Logistics Specialist will track market conditions and provide alternative solutions to mitigate cost and delivery impact of adverse market developments.  They will liaise with internal departments on issues related to international logistics and 3PL warehousing to proactively implement solutions to prevent and mitigate customer impact.  The Logistics Specialist will capture, analyze and action all relevant freight and warehouse data based on regional activity.   They will support the implementation of all process improvements and system developments with internal and external stakeholders. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Oversee month-to-month logistics operations in the region, ensuring alignment with established KPIs.
  • Create and maintain an action register for regional logistics team to support continuous improvement in KPI performance.
  • Analyze regional logistics operating conditions and provide timely, accurate and comprehensive reports.  
  • Ensure adherence to standardized logistics processes across the regional supply chain.
  • Capture, analyze and act upon all relevant shipping information from carriers for inbound and outbound movements, keeping key stakeholder groups informed of trends, shifts or other market dynamics with proposed course of action.
  • Monitor and track 3PL warehouse spend against business activity, identifying and proactively addressing exceptional spend or activity that requires immediate attention or corrective action.
  • Manage the freight audit process and reporting structure for freight spend, tracking and publishing performance versus expectations based on business activity and market conditions.
  • Conduct cross-functional training for regional supply chain team, including onboarding for new hires.
  • Lead new logistics supplier on-boarding and implementations, supporting the execution of high-quality vendor relationships and ensuring service level agreements are measured and met. 
  • Serve as the regional logistics first point of contact for supply chain activities needed to meet new product introductions (NPIs).
  • Act as the SAP and Transport Management System Superuser within logistics function, providing expertise and support as needed.                                                

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Education

 

Bachelor’s degree preferred or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.

 

Experience

 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in international and domestic logistics operations, including import/export function and freight procurement.
  • Experience in the implementation and operation of web-enabled Transport and Warehouse Management Systems.
  • Minimum of 3 years of Warehouse Management experience and/or experience managing 3PL partners.
  • Global Freight Forwarding experience is a plus.

 

Skills 

  • Strong analytical skills for efficient data extraction and comparison.
  • Strong knowledge of the booking process with ocean carriers (NVOCC), truckers, and drayage companies.
  • Ability to influence change effectively across internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to function as a leader, an individual contributor, and in a team environment. Display the ability to shift priorities as required by the logistics organization and its internal customers.
  • Support performance metrics and evaluate internal and external service providers.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and diffuse impacts in adverse market conditions.
  • Mindset for continuous improvement & opportunities to refine standardized processes.
  • Experience with Lean concepts such as Six Sigma to drive problem-solving.
  • Proficiency in ERP software (emphasis on planning and warehouse management), SAP experience a plus.
  • Experience using transportation management systems.
  • Expert knowledge of international and domestic logistics, warehouse operations, and inventory management best practices, standards, and available technology.
  • General knowledge of Import/Export Compliance and Security Regulations as applicable to logistics operations
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Highly responsive to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clear, concise and organized information, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to think independently and handle multiple projects and tasks through to completion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office products (Project, Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).

 

-Or-

An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Logistics Specialists typically work in an office environment, but may also need to visit warehouses, distribution centers, or transportation hubs as part of their responsibilities. Typical Office Environment requirements include reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 

Target Pay Range:  $65,200.00 to $81,500.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.

 

  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

 

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.


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