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Domestic Logistics Manager NAM


About the job:


Nouryon’s Houston, TX location is looking for top candidates to fill the key role of Domestic Logistics Manager NAM. This position is essential to:


The Domestic Logistics Manager is responsible for execution of daily modal activities and providing planning, guidance, and supervision to Logistics Specialists responsible for any modal logistics planning. Support development of a coherent regional Logistics plan aligned with each business strategy and the individual local and global logistics requirements.

  • Lead team responsible for planning, executing, and monitoring transportation for international modes ensuring adherence to processes and ensuring compliance with Nouryon policies and procedures and ultimately ensure that the Trade Compliance for the company is supported
  • Manage SAP and third-party preparation, distribution, and maintenance of all import and export documents for various geographical regions.  Ensure all logistics activities are performed in keeping with logistics objectives and at the most optimal cost and customer service level
  • Ensure timely planning, execution, and monitoring of all shipments to ensure customer service needs and IBP targets are met
  • Contribute to the continuous assessment and effectiveness to identify logistics improvement opportunities
  • Contribute to modelling & simulation, footprint development, logistics mode selection to ensure cross business and sites synergies and that the benefits are captured
  • Ensure successful implementation of logistics change projects by providing risk management support


In your future role as a Domestic Logistics Manager NAM, you will:


  • Act as an effective leader of the modal team, build strong relationships and team, commit to the growth of individuals on team, lead by example and be an influencer
  • Validate availability and secure transport mode capacity in alignment with expected volumes and forecasts
  • Support implementation of process improvement and cost reduction measures to drive operational efficiency and service
  • Exploit synergies among all businesses in region and across region
  • Ensure logistics tools & processes are used in the ‘ready to serve” arena
  • Transfer best practices among businesses in a global level
  • Maintain and monitor KPIs, identifying and implementing improvements where needed
  • Develop staff by organizing training sessions and support Management by providing input to performance reviews, as well as recommendations for hiring, salary adjustments, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary actions
  • Motivate staff to make an effective and efficient self-driven team
  • Manage relationships with logistics providers and also with customs brokers and partner government agencies in coordination with Trade Compliance.
  • Be the Nouryon Representative on industry associations
  • Conduct quarterly business reviews with core logistics providers to ensure outlined service requirements are being met and identify performance improvement and innovation initiatives
  • Communicate performance updates, progress of improvement initiatives, and challenges to Management
  • Coordinate with logistics and business leaders to ensure that performance is aligned with organizational needs
  • Review accuracy and performance execution based on planning/IBP, monitoring, and reporting activities to ensure effective processes and controls are in place
  • Coordinate with IBP to develop forecasts of modal transportation demand
  • Lead and model Nouryon Values to include driving code of conduct compliance at all times


We Believe You Bring:


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Operations Research, Supply Chain, Logistics, Trade Compliance or related field from 4-year accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in logistics / supply chain with at least 5 years’ experience managing teams. Experience with chemical companies is preferred & HSE orientation and Lean Management methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.
  • Experience with Project Management
  • Proven leadership skills including leading a team with clear objectives, results-orientation and developing people
  • Demonstrated knowledge and leadership experience in managing logistics activities for a functional team
  • Experience identifying and executing process improvement initiatives aimed at reducing cost and / or improving service level
  • Experience with carrier relationship management and performance evaluations
  • Strong understanding of the modal transport market
  • Strong working knowledge and history of using computers and programs specific to logistics (SAP, TMS, Intellitrans) and to general business management (MS Excel, Word)
  • Experience with logistics provider, customs broker, Trade Compliance, government agency relationship management and performance evaluations
  • Experience with HazMat Shipping and DOT/FRA regulations


Great If You Have:


  • Ability to develop and execute operational goals
  • Strong analytical skills and abilities
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to communicate with various levels and functions within the organization, including global team members / third parties
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and quickly develop a solution, making effective decisions based on data available while setting a clear path forward


We Believe You Are:


  • Driving Continuous Improvement: Establishes methods to monitor and improve performance of systems and processes; utilizes specialized techniques for continuous improvement (e.g., Kaizen, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management)
  • Using Computers and Technology: Adept at using computers and other forms of technology related to his/her job; keeps up to date on technological changes; adapts work approach to keep pace with innovations in technology
  • Demonstrating Initiative: Acts on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked
  • Acting with Integrity: Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
  • Developing talent: Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members; helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them; gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice
  • Supporting Change: Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reason why changes will work and how they will be beneficial
  • Acquiring Information: Consults with others on problems and activities; collects information from a range of sources to assist and guide job activities; asks effective questions to obtain information to help him/her perform their job
  • Demonstrating Tenacity and Perseverance: Maintains high levels of energy and enthusiasm over an extended amount of time; does not give up when faced with challenging obstacles; completes what he/she starts; sees projects through to the end


Good to know:

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the Logistics Leader, Americas Logistics, based in Houston, TX.  


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit: nouryon.com/careers/how-we-hire/  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


We kindly ask our internal candidates to apply with your Nouryon email via Success Factors.  

About Nouryon:


We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


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Nouryon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


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