Logistics Specialist

Operations and Logistics Fremont, California


The Logistics Specialist is responsible for providing strategic planning to achieve key business objectives in our logistics operations. You will act as a subject matter expert in support of operational best practices including supply chain, trade compliance, outsourcing, operational optimization, and tools/technologies.  You will monitor the inbound (overseas) shipment to delivery to 3PL warehouse and be the liaison to communicate with broker and carrier.                                              

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experience in the 3PL field launching logistics programs for leading logistics sectors
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and resource for business/opportunity analysis
  • Benchmark competitive 3PL and carrier RFP/RFQ’s
  • Understanding and managing customs and tariffs duties
  • Support vendor selection and overall vendor operations strategy
  • Review and assist statement of work creation and contract negotiation with vendor partners
  • Manage and monitor inbound (overseas) shipments
  • Co-work with headquarters team for freight forwarder issues
  • Co-work with broker and carrier (drayage) company to ensure they hit KPI
  • Lead project implementation to drive process improvement initiatives
  • Collecting, analyze, and interpreting data
  • Identifying patterns and trends in data sets
  • Defining new data collection and analysis processes

Required Qualification:

Years of Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Science, Education, or related field or relative on the job experience

Work Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in logistics environment and project management
  • Proven track record for leading and developing teams that are proactive in driving process improvement
  • Experience working with 3PL companies

Knowledge and Skills

  • Expert in the delivery and evaluation of logistics supply chain and trade compliance
  • Proactive and the ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment
  • Work well with cross functional teams
  • Strong ownership and organization skills
  • Proven skills with MS Visio and MS Excel in order to successfully execute projects
  • Working knowledge and understanding of supply chain, global logistics, and trade compliance
  • Ability to work confidently in a rapidly changing, fast-paced and results-oriented corporate environment where a high degree of flexibility is required
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining strong partnering relationships with internal and external customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in logistics and supply chain management
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work
  • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple responsibilities
  • Model leadership behaviors supporting integrity, valuing diversity, innovation, building relationships, customer focus and teamwork
  • Software skills, including use of Microsoft Office software and web-based applications.
  • Verbal and written communication skills necessary to explain complex and/or confidential information

Working Conditions:

  • Office Only: Typically works in an office environment
  • Availability to travel domestically and some international
  • Long periods of travel – more than 2 weeks at a time (less than 5% of the time)

 (*Job functions are subject to change at any time)