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Director of Logistics

Company: Springs Window Fashions
Location: Middleton
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:


Springs Window Fashions is hiring for a Director of Logistics based in our Middleton, WI Corporate Headquarters. This role will have a heavy emphasis on Transportation as well as identifying opportunities related to 3PL, cost & service levels, enhancing metrics & KPI's and driving continuous improvement within the function while partnering with senior leadership globally across all areas of the business.

Company Overview

Springs Window Fashions is a leader in the custom window treatment industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 9,000 associates with locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Our custom window treatments are available under the Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho brands in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.

Our company has invested heavily building capabilities the last three years to become a leader in product innovation. As North America's premier window covering company, we're committed to creating a "Best Experience" for our consumers, channel partners and associates. We are bringing new innovations to the market at an accelerating pace and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home d--cor.

Job Summary

The Director of Logistics oversees the global logistics function for the company including managing 3PL relationships, partnering with leadership across the organization and identifying opportunities for improvements in cost and service level. The Director will develop new and enhance current metrics and KPI's, reporting key findings to senior leadership and driving positive change through analytics. This person will elevate total cost management and service by optimizing programs, support, and service offerings. This role will own the strategy and execution of the total cost management roadmap on a global level.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create a strategic roadmap for continuous improvement, quality processes, reporting and metrics that support the total cost management program; enable streamlining to achieve operational excellence, benchmarking, and development and tracking of cost management key performance metrics and lessons learned
    • Develops and manages key performance indicators to form the basis for third party provider performance assessments, corrective actions, and assessment of fulfilled contractual obligations
    • Develops, negotiates, and manages all third-party contracts and rate agreements for freight, brokerage compliance, as well as audit pay
    • Ensures logistics needs of business units are fully met
    • Understands business growth strategies and drives continuous improvement projects to minimize transportation expenses
    • Conducts regular business review meetings with senior management team members to report on state of the relationship, key performance indicators and critical event plans
    • Leads audits to ensure freight payment processes are being followed, Third Party Logistics (3PL) transaction fees are accurate, and corrective actions are timely and effective
    • Develops and executes plans to optimize logistics, distribution, and warehouse footprint
    • Partners with Trade Compliance function to ensure compliance with all import, export, and trade regulations
    • Directs the work of groups of employees (leads through managers)
    • Works closely with finance and business unit leadership to forecast and manage monthly and annual cost budgets


      Education and Experience
      • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a supply chain/operations discipline
      • MBA/Professional Logistics Certification Preferred
      • 10+ years of experience in logistics
      • Proven track record of taking ownership and delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
      • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions
      • Demonstrated ability to create and develop high performance team
      • Demonstrated lean leadership driving continuous improvement
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills - experience working in cross functional teams and engaging with senior leadership
      • Ability to travel at least 25% of the time
        Behavioral Competencies
        • Ensures Accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
        • Drive Engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
        • Instill Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
        • Drive Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
        • Consumer/Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutions
        • Critical Thinking - Making Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
        • Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
        • Optimize Work Processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

Keywords: Springs Window Fashions, Madison , Director of Logistics, Professions , Middleton, Wisconsin

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