Sr Rep Supply Chain
Edwards Lifesciences
Wet Plant, Cartago, Costa Rica
hace 5 días

Manage all Import and Export activities for the Costa Rica Manufacturing Site. Work with and manage 3rd Party Freight Partners and Customs Clearance Broker to ensure on-time / compliant delivery of incoming raw materials and / or intercompany supplies and purchased components, sub-assembly and finished goods.

In conjunction with regional Supply Chain ensure on-time / compliant shipment of product to destination Distribution Centers and destination customers / countries.

Execute Inventory Management routines on behalf of the Supply Chain team, including analysis and reporting. Be an integral member of the Supply Chain team working to ensure optimized material flow and services, particularly as it relates to freight, trade compliance and inventory management.

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

  • Co-ordinate all inbound and outbound freight via 3rd party carriers, including interfacing with SC and Warehouse teams to ensure right parts picked up / dropped off at right time, to the right location.
  • Organize expedites, as required and work with business partners to improve planning and optimize freight were possible. Work with Regional SC to optimize transportation modes and maintain policies and procedures for logistics activities.

    Work with sending locations (suppliers / other plants) and in-house warehouse team to ensure accurate / on time completion of associated paperwork.

    Audit documents for accuracy and completeness, requesting missing information as required. Work with warehouse team to ensure files are maintained for audit purposes.

  • Co-ordinate SC Inventory Management Routines a) Cycle count process creation / management of schedule, approval of counts and monthly accuracy reporting, b) ABC analysis and associated JDE coding, c) Monthly Inventory analysis and reporting, d) Quarterly E&O report generation, analysis and consolidation, including aging & shelf-life reporting, e) Hold location reporting and f) Ad-hoc reports and presentations
  • Lead Edwards Costa Rica Duty / Trade Compliance activities, liaising with Global Trade Compliance Team. Establish and maintain Taric Code List for Edwards Costa Rica and provide same to the Customs Clearance Broker.
  • Establish processes with SC buyer / planners to identify and review part, sub-assembly or Finished Good changes (NPD or ECR) which may require Taric Code updates and process same in a timely fashion.

    Ensure timely resolution of any queries associated with inbound shipments. Lead and train staff to ensure all shipments meet relevant customs / trade compliance requirements.

  • Validate and approve all invoices from inbound freight forwarders, including review of internal cross charges from other Edwards originating plants.
  • Complete JDE transactions as required to authorize payments and provide visibility wrt in-transit shipments. Investigate and resolve claim disputes from freight forwarder as required.

  • Develop robust processes with 3rd party freight forwarders and customs clearance broker, establish management routines with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Work with Global Supply Chain team to ensure routing guides are in place / up to date. Support the Supply Chain NPD activities, identify any new freight requirements and work with 3rd party carriers to establish new lanes / modes and associated rates as required.
  • Ensure routing guides are updated accordingly.

  • Partner with SC (Indirect Buyer) to execute annual RFQs with 3rd party carriers and agree rates for coming year for inclusion in AOP.
  • Support Warehouse Manager in establishing annual freight budget and tracking adherence to same, highlighting gains / misses as relevant and working remedial actions with carriers as required

  • other incidental duties : Validate and approve all invoices from customs clearance brokers, including review of internal cross charges from other Edwards originating plants.
  • Complete JDE transactions as required to authorize payments. Investigate and resolve claim disputes from freight forwarder as required.

    Education and Experience : 10 years experience Previous Logistics (Freight / Trade Compliance) experience RequiredOther : in Diploma or equivalent in Business / Supply Chain, 5 years experience Previous Logistics (Freight / Trade Compliance) experience RequiredBachelor's Degree in Business / Supply Chain, 3 years experience Previous Logistics (Freight / Trade Compliance) experience PreferredOther : 2 years experience Experience working in a regulated industry PreferredAdditional Skills :

  • Knowledge in trade compliance and most countries customs regulatory requirement preferred
  • Good knowledge of Logistics, in particular freight management and associated practices.
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Power Point, Word, ERP systems (e.g. JDE) with ability to navigate vendor portals.
  • Access Database and Reporting Writing skills will be advantageous.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Strong negotiating and supplier management skills, including dispute resolution.
  • Ability to develop compliance processes and procedures.
  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Lean / Six Sigma skills will be advantageous
  • Ability to execute data analytics
  • Strict attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Exposure to multi-functional teams and projects. Project Management skills will be advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills, with ability to operate and thrive in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and to foster good working relationships between internal / external teams and suppliers
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Adhere to all company rules and requirements (e.g., pandemic protocols, Environmental Health & Safety rules) 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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