Weir ESCO’s Director of Global Logistics oversees ESCO’s international and domestic shipping organizations, the global distribution center in Salt Lake City, and the global shipping trade compliance teams. Additionally, the Director will set the vision and roadmap for logistics digital transformation, budget and manage global spend for all inbound and outbound freight, oversee 3PL warehouse and freight contractors and Oracle global transportation and warehouse systems and processes (includes strong dotted line responsibility over global regional warehouses).
This role is a key contributor to ongoing network design optimization both internally and domestically, ensuring the global dissemination and adaptation of best practices in the areas of freight, warehousing, compliance, and supplier relationships; oversees network modeling and optimization projects that yield service benefits to customers and value benefits to ESCO; develops and deploys key projects in the logistics network utilizing Lean manufacturing methodologies and management practices/philosophies within the department, and as a member of the Global Supply Chain leadership team.
Success in this role requires strong experience in supply chain, logistics, compliance, and finance, and the ability to mentor, motivate, and challenge the team to provide innovative and creative ways to achieve desired results.
Create and drive ESCO’s global transportation and distribution strategies to create and maintain an optimized network for DCs and inbound/outbound transportation routes globally to meet business growth plans; manage compliance and duties work including tariff mitigation
Work closely with business leaders and supply chain organizations globally to drive improvements in processes, technology, and network organization related to ESCO’s global transportation process and policies, global warehousing needs, and service provider relationships
Oversee and manage annual freight and warehousing budgets
Build annual balanced scorecard metrics and targets; manage performance to the targets via corrective action reporting, driving systematic process improvement to consistently meet required key performance metrics and initiative/project outcomes
Lead and manage 3PL strategy
Develop and deploy the digital roadmap for global logistics; consult with cross-functional team members and leaders to develop logistics service and network strategies; apply understanding of Project/Transition/Change Management concepts, models, and best practices
Lead results-oriented teams in high pressure, high profile assignments, running cross-functional and virtual teams
Cultivate Lean thinking/Toyota Production System methodologies throughout the organization; set the direction and implement waste elimination efforts while achieving strategic objectives
Present strategies and initiatives to ESCO executives and customers
Five+ years’ logistics and warehousing experience including international logistics and commerce
Experience with network design and optimization
Strong negotiation skills, including experience negotiating with air, ocean, trucking, rail, and distribution service vendors
Demonstrated skills building vendor relationships and managing outsourced logistics providers
Experience developing and deploying departmental metrics
Experience monitoring the quality, quantity, cost, and efficiency of international logistics networks
Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Willing and able to travel up to 35% (domestic and international)
Must be permanently authorized to work in the United States
Also requires experience with Lean principles/management and continuous improvement methodologies; strong communication skills; ability to facilitate global conference calls and web meetings with challenging language gaps (requires odd hours to accommodate Europe and Asia regions); strong project management skills.
MBA, US Customs Brokerage License, and operational experience managing in a freight forwarding, transportation provider, warehouse, or distribution center are preferred.
This posting is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.
Weir ESCO offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and opportunity for professional growth. We take pride in providing a quality workplace and promoting equal opportunities for all.
Staffing Agencies – DO NOT contact ESCO regarding recruiting-related services. Note that any unsolicited resumes received will be considered pro-bono.
ESCO® is proud to announce it is now formally a Weir Group division. The result of our combined resources is one of the most admired engineering businesses in our markets. With our strengthened position in global mining markets, we are now able to leverage our ability to serve customers around the world more than ever. We look forward to continuing to solve our customer’s complex problems by engineering, manufacturing, and servicing mission-critical equipment for mining, industrial, and construction industries. Our work is challenging and creative, and to keep us on the leading edge we invest in our employees for the long term, not just with competitive pay and generous benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities, and now by offering an even wider range of career opportunities across a variety of locations worldwide.