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Logistics Specialist

Company: Danone North America
Location: White Plains
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Job Description:

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

Under the general guidance of the Logistics Manager, the Logistics Specialist serves as an interface and
coordinator between in-house and outside warehouse operations, Distribution Management & third party transportation contractors. This position is responsible for oversight and coordination of inbound
and outbound logistics operations, monitoring product inventory levels in-house and at outside
warehouse locations and maintaining and auditing process documentation. Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Prepares and retains process documentation and reports pertaining to inventory and warehouse
operations:
o Prepares and maintains shipping documents. Distributes documents to a variety of
stakeholders including Customs, internal and external storage facilities, transportation
vendors and inspectors.
o Assigns freight purchase orders (PO s) and collects/verifies manifests in accordance
with established Company policies.
o Reconciles, approves and processes invoices.
o Maintains, assesses and distributes carrier and customer performance metrics.
* Coordinates and monitors inbound and outbound logistics operations, including transportation,
warehouse activities, safety performance, and quality management:
o Monitors and directs product transfers from origin to final delivery.
o Issues shipping instructions and provides routing information for Delivered Sales orders
and transfers.
o Establishes and coordinates load times, delivery times and delivery locations for
inbound/outbound trucks. Executes daily dispatch of third party transportation fleet.
o Schedules and coordinates cross docking and freight for import containers.
* Inventory Management:
o Monitors and reports on product inventory levels at outside warehouse locations via
computer-based Warehouse Management System (WMS).
o Ensures timely, accurate receipt of inbound shipments
o Executes daily inventory adjustments; prepares re-pack/adjustment reports and
monthly inventory reports.
o Coordinates set up of SKUs.
o Maintains a working knowledge of packaging inventories at warehouse locations.
Partners with Purchasing staff to replenish as needed.
o Develops scheduling and forecasting plans in conjunction with Purchasing, Supply and
carriers.
o Works with external suppliers and/or packing facilities on daily pack-out schedules,
future forecasts and target inventory levels.
o Responds to all customer and warehouse inquiries and requests regarding load and
delivery times in addition to any delays or issues
o Tracks, monitors and reports carrier performance.
o Establishes performance measurement criteria and metrics/measures.
o Responds to after hours calls and emergencies.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

* Transportation & Logistics - Knowledge of principles and methods for transporting goods
* Tracking of transportation freight costs and revenue
* Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
* Customer and Personal Service Knowledge - Knowledge of principles and processes for
providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting
quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
* Adaptability - Ability to quickly adapt to change and willingness to embrace new and updated
processes, procedures and technology.
* Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and
questions of others.
* Communication Skills - Bilingual English/Spanish language skills required. Must be able to read,
write, and speak fluently in both languages
* Critical Thinking Skills - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of
alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
* Decision Making - Ability to make critical, compliant business decisions.
* Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful conditions.
* Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the critical details of a project or task.
* English Language Skills - The ability to speak, read and write in the English language.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and
spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
* Spanish Language Skills - The ability to speak, read and write in the Spanish language.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the Spanish language including the meaning and
spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Education: High School Education required, College degree preferred.
Experience: Four to six years related Distribution, Transportation, Logistics or Supply Chain
experience.
Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

SALARY:

DanonWave offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

DanoneWave is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other unlawful criterion in accordance with applicable law. DanoneWave will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with all legal requirements.

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With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

Under the general guidance of the Logistics Manager, the Logistics Specialist serves as an interface and
coordinator between in-house and outside warehouse operations, Distribution Management & third party transportation contractors. This position is responsible for oversight and coordination of inbound
and outbound logistics operations, monitoring product inventory levels in-house and at outside
warehouse locations and maintaining and auditing process documentation. Frequent

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