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Logistics Manager

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

We are in search of a Logistics Manager who will report to our Site Operations Leader in our Lake Charles plant. This person will be accountable for managing material flow in and out of the LC Plant, associated Warehouses, Third-Party Logistics, as well as the traffic functions for the FCC and ART Operations. Other responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership and expertise to optimize inventories, material planning and transportation.
  • Supervises and motivates the logistics team including their performance, coaching, and driving accountability.
  • Leverages Six Sigma tools to drive continuous improvement in site logistics, traffic & inventory levels.
  • Coordinates with Grace corporate customer service, production planning, and logistics groups for order fulfillment and process optimization.
  • Monitors daily inventory levels of raw materials, intermediates, and final products.
  • Maintains up to date data based on usage and demand, participates in material variance investigations and improvements.
  • Analyzes and reviews on-site inventory to ensure availability of materials to achieve shipping schedule, drives on-time shipments.
  • Initiates external material movements as needed to prevent shortages of raw materials.  
  • Conducts end-of-month close out transaction and associated activities.
  • Resolves raw material quality control issues with suppliers.
  • Ensures proper training for all employees in the Logistics group including Traffic, Loaders group, and Houston warehouse.
  • Follows up/investigates all incidents that occur in the Logistics group; leads in developing and executing all corrective actions.
  • Coordinates process for investigating shipment delays with Quality and Operations  
  • Promote and enforce all EHS requirements and procedures.

Required Skills

  • Expertise in MS Office products
  • Experience with SAP, ERP, Workspace

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business, logistics, engineering, or supply chain management
  • At least 7 years of manufacturing, operations, or logistics experience; includes at least 5 years in a leadership role

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles