Regional Logistics Team Lead

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Texas, Houston, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

About Nouryon
We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

The Regional Logistics Team Lead is responsible for execution of daily modal activities and providing planning, guidance, and supervision to Logistics Specialists responsible for modal logistics planning.

Mode : International (end to end)

Location: Houston, TX

Key Accountabilities:
•    Lead team responsible for planning, executing, and monitoring transportation for respective modes ensuring to adherence to processes and ensuring compliance with Nouryon policies and procedures and ultimately ensure that the trade compliance program 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 are met

Key Activities:
•    Act as an effective leader of the modal team, build strong relationships and team, commit to the growth of individuals on team, and lead by example
•    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
•    Maintain and monitor KPIs, identifying and implementing improvements where needed
•    Develop staff by organizing training sessions and support Regional Hub Manager 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 for international shipments and also with customs brokers and partner government agencies in coordination with Trade Compliance.
•    Conduct quarterly business reviews with core logistics providers to ensure outlined service requirements are being met and identify performance improvement initiatives
•    Communicate performance updates, progress of improvement initiatives, and challenges to Regional Hub Manager on an ongoing, proactive basis
•    Coordinate with logistics and business leaders to ensure that performance is aligned with organizational needs
•    Review accuracy and performance of planning, execution, monitoring, and reporting activities to ensure effective processes and controls are in place (for international shipments: including import / export)
•    Coordinate with operations to develop forecasts of modal transportation volume
•    Lead and model Nouryon Values to include driving code of conduct compliance at all times

•    Minimum 7 years’ experience in logistics / supply chain with at least 2 years’ experience managing teams. Experience with chemical companies is preferred 
•    Proven leadership skills including leading a team with clear objectives, results-orientation, change catalyst, 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, WMS) and to general business management (MS Excel, Word) 

Specifics for International: 
•    Experience with logistics provider, customs broker, and government agency relationship management and performance evaluations
•    Demonstrated understanding of international shipping requirements in the supported countries within the region
•    Strong understanding of import and export activities

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