Logistics Supervisor Portland, Maine
Job Ref: 36475
There is an annual bonus based on company performance/meeting goals. They are looking to implement quarterly bonuses based on specific metrics related to improving transportation costs. Food industry experience is preferred but they'll consider other manufacturing industry experience with individuals who have a strong understanding of logistics. International trading knowledge would be helpful as well.
Pay range is $65k – $70k DOE, schedule is Monday – Friday typically 7 am – 4 pm
We are looking to hire an ambitious, enthusiastic, and professional Logistics Supervisor to join our team. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who is passionate about their work and driven to exceed expectations. The Logistics Supervisor reports to the COO and will support the company's shipping and receiving functions including logistics, warehouse, dry goods replenishment, and inventory management.
This role requires a well-rounded team player with a focus on personnel safety, food safety (HACCP, GFSI), food quality, and operational efficiency. The Logistics Supervisor works closely with colleagues in production, quality assurance, sanitation, sales, purchasing, finance, and human resources.
Aside from these internal relationships, the Logistics Supervisor also interacts with customers for day-to-day order fulfillment, vendors for pickup and storage. At all times, and in all interactions, the Logistics Supervisor is expected to represent the values and decisions of the company in a supportive and positive manner and encourage others to do so as well.
• Logistics: Coordinating the movement of the company’s products from point of purchase all the way to point of sale. Includes ocean, truck, and air freight. Also includes acquisition, maintenance, operation, and regulatory compliance of all trucking assets. Management of internal trucks and drivers as well as 3rd party carriers. Negotiate contracts, control costs, and oversee freight claims. Work with sales and procurement to provide excellent customer service.
• Warehouse: Responsible for storage of the company’s goods and packing orders for shipment. This includes inside and outside storage, servicing local customers, and pick/packing orders to be handed over to Logistics. Manage storage costs and approve invoices.
• Inventory: Responsible for the management and movement of inventory to meet the needs of production.
- Highly proficient with Microsoft Office.
- Has a data-driven approach to management.
- Able to make good decisions under pressure and de-escalate situations.
- Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This includes strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods.
- Knowledge and understanding of industry standards including but not limited to SQF, MSC, HACCP, OSHA, and FDA.
- Knowledge of basic economic and accounting principles, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong leadership qualities, management acumen, and written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Thrives in high-pressure situations while balancing conflict and fostering a collaborative work environment.
- Ability to communicate our vision, values, and strategy throughout the company in a compelling and rousing way.
- The Logistics Supervisor must be able to think creatively and strategically, and to successfully mediate and negotiate with individuals and groups both internally and externally.
- Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.
- Ability to make compromises in the face of limited resources that will result in the best possible outcome for the company and its stakeholders.
A standard office environment requiring the frequent use of computers and telephones would encompass several hours of each day. In addition, frequent time in the plant areas which involve wet floors, cool temperatures, and the presence of machinery and power lifts. Lifting of items up to 55 pounds on occasion is required.