Global Distribution Specialist – Cavendish Farms

20/01/2016

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Company: Cavendish Farms

Position: Global Distribution Specialist

Location: Dieppe, NB

Description: Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain Logistics, the Global Distribution Specialist will focus on cost and flow optimization of a multi-modal distribution solution. He/she will be responsible to analyze, construct and manage a scalable transportation model, produce visibility measurements and analytics for management, and optimize cost-effective and on-time delivery strategies.

This position requires strong multimodal transportation experience (ocean, air and rail), a strong cost control background, as well as, analytical excellence as it relates to supply chain optimization trends across geographically dispersed locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify & evaluate the best mode of transport for moving finished goods from plant to DC/DC to customer
  • Define the best sourcing, distribution centre location & capacity requirements of current distribution network
  • Implement best practices in global inventory balancing & system consistency, given importance of plant direct shipment & complex trade-offs in optimizing service & cost
  • Continuously work in collaboration with planning, customer service & site logistics to identify network optimization opportunities
  • Execute cost/benefit analysis to identify re-engineering opportunities for transportation lanes to improve assignment, carrier mapping, and volume management
  • Develop an assessment model for brokers, transportation partners and managed trade partners to quickly address exceptions and optimize trade lane management to support projected capacity
  • Define & Lead the transition plan to the targeted network design

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain Management, Business or related field. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a Supply Chain, Transportation, Distribution role
  • Ocean, Air & Rail, Intermodal  & Multimodal (National & International) experience a must
  • Demonstrated skill with business analysis / program management/ collaboration and change management
  • Experience in Distribution management software would be considered an asset
  • Strong ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; Top down approach.
  • Demonstrated team player, quick learner, positive attitude, and customer-service focused
  • Strong skills in “as-is/to-be” business process mapping, gap analysis, requirements elicitation and data analysis
  • Strong excel and report development skills
  • Broad perspective – ability to see beyond the boundaries of his/her responsibilities or function
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization with influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to respond quickly, present a concise recommendation and defend it

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