Supplier Chain, Manager (Warehouse and Logistics)
Edwards Lifesciences
Wet Plant, Cartago, Costa Rica
hace 4 días

Manage and oversee the work of a team of employees in logistics, warehousing, supplier management and materials. Responsible for all incoming and outgoing materials (raw materials, subassembly, finished goods) and ensure cost effectiveness and on time delivery of products.

Cooperate with global supply chain, operations and IT to implement supply chain system strategy. Manage the freight forwarding company and 3rd party warehousing / logistics, materials work flow and services.

Ensure compliance in related processes, activities, system transactions, documentation, and operations.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Manage warehouse workflow and activities, proper storage, inventory accuracy, reports on product consumption cycle and action to reduce slow active inventory or obsolescence.
  • Establish processes and controls for assigned inventories. Attain optimum inventory level within the planned budget and meet planned inventory turns

  • Direct and oversee warehouse activities including incoming and outgoing raw materials and / or intercompany supplies and purchased components, sub-assembly and finished goods to ensure the efficient utilization of facilities for storing
  • Develop robust processes and continuous improvement for freight forwarder and / or 3rd party warehousing / logistics
  • Partner with planning / purchasing and production on materials and work-order schedule. Ensure daily production schedule is executed per plan to avoid disruption to the operations
  • Lead and train staff to ensure all shipment is executed timely and meet relevant customs regulatory requirements. Anticipate potential risk and pro-actively resolve issues to meet shipment objectives.
  • Optimize transportation modes and maintain policies and procedures for logistics activities.

  • Responsible for the accuracy of all systems transactions. Ensure all documentations and processes compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in internal / external audits.

  • Develop weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to analyze and review trends and recommend improvements in warehouse practices to promote efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Prepare Manage budget and operate within approved budget.

  • Responsible for department and company strategic goals and initiatives. Develop a robust talent development plan in alignment with functional growth strategies of the department.
  • Provide guidance and / or lead discussions with management and other stakeholders on key initiatives and improvement. Collaborate with cross function team (e.
  • g. Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities, Finance, Supply Chain, Microbiology, Chemistry and Quality Engineering) on projects.

  • Other incidental duties
  • Education and Experience :

    Bachelor's Degree in Material / Engineering / Logistics / Business or equivalent Demonstrated track record in people management Required

    Proven successful experience working in warehousing and logistics related fields, preferably the pharmaceutical / medical device / chemical industry in a manufacturing environment Required

    Other : Experience working in a regulated industry Preferred

    Additional Skills :

  • Expert understanding of manufacturing methods, procedures and cost reduction techniques
  • Expert understanding of supply chain procedures while addressing issues with impact beyond own team based on knowledge of related disciplines
  • Expert understanding of related aspects of supply chain processes and / or systems
  • Knowledge of financial mechanism that relates to supply chain
  • Ability to develop and integrate metrics into the projects and operations that clearly demonstrate the value of supply chain to the business
  • Proven successful project management leadership skills
  • Proven ability to foster good working relationships between internal / external teams and suppliers
  • Proven background in scaling warehousing, logistics and relevant experiences in managing 3rd party warehousing / logistics.
  • Extensive understanding of manufacturing operation, procurement and planning.
  • Experience with having P&L responsibility, budget management, and ability to create and maintain various management reports.
  • Strong initiative and demonstrated ability to interface effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization and work cross-culturally.
  • Strong conflict management and decision making skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to operate, lead and thrive in a team environment.
  • Able to manage resources and delegate appropriately. Operate with a lean organization.
  • Knowledge in Warehouse Management System (WMS), Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) , JD Edwards (JDE) knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge in EHS and authority requirement on Hazardous chemical storage / disposable / transportation.
  • Knowledge in trade compliance and most countries customs regulatory requirement preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc).
  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence / control
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