Logistics Supervisor



Logistics Supervisor

Essendant is a purpose-driven company that reaches beyond business goals to define its success within commerce today. We support our associates, customers and communities – our core values and guiding principles shape what we aspire to do. Integrity, Collaboration, Customer-Centric, Embrace and Drive Change are our core values that serve as the foundation of our pathway to success. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Giving Back, Associate Safety, and Accountability are our guiding principles that motivate us to focus on creating a safe and rewarding experience. Essendant is a leader in supporting the supply chain industry and has been in business for 100 years to deliver the best practices for our customers and associates. Join us at Essendant, the better way to commerce.

Major Responsibilities:

Carrier/Fleet Network Management: Provides RFP support (subject matter expert, components), fleet utilization and optimization, carrier compliance, claims, equipment management, resource allocation, daily use of Fleet Management System (FMS) /Transportation Management System (TMS), tracking metrics/KPIs, utilizing routing tool, execution of area/region contingency plans, creation of ad hoc contingency plans, ADOT/Warehouse Transfer, interdivisional shuttle network, LDPs, linehauls (identification of opportunities and execution), inbound logistics, customer service calls, rectifying service failures, and serves as first line of defense (solves problems and takes ownership).

Safety/Security/Compliance: Ensures Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; ensures that DOT requirements are adhered to, handles escalated issues, and safeguards against hazardous materials. Identifies and resolves daily issues at a first level, such as hazardous material and accident investigation. Performs safety reporting.

Customer Interaction (External): Responsible for last mile execution (delivery and related services to customer), related system use, consultative services, sales presentations (to local market), procurement interaction, and daily distribution of product to the customer.

Tactical Execution of Key Initiatives: Leads key projects and high performance teams at a local or area level. Drives change within team, performs analytics, project management, and identifes and executes business/supply chain opportunities at a local level

P&L Responsibility: Has accountability for local P&L. Develops and manages local budget and related financial modeling. Researches profitability/cost to serve at a local level. Partners with A/P on invoices, bills, etc., and assists with variance analysis and reporting.

Business Partner/Local Business Team member: Serving as subject matter expert, designs and implements customer logistics solutions for multiple facilities/BUs; conducts monthly/quarterly business or other reviews.

Serves as Safety Champion within the facility striving for best in class status while meeting or exceeding safety performance metrics.

Responds to marketplace developments, trends, opportunities or threats and develops collaborative action plans to proactively address key customer initiatives.

Manages people, processes, budgets, performance management, compliance activities, and associate development as required by the job.

Understands and demonstrates Essendant’s Core Values.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

Strong leadership, communication, and change management skills.

Functional knowledge of all modes of transportation including fleet (private and 3PL), parcel, LTL, TL, courier / mid market, etc.

Critical thinking, organization, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate and persuade at management level.

In depth knowledge of transportation and supply chain software: TMS, ERP, FMS systems.

Ability to review and interpret financial models as they relate to budgets and strategic planning.

Solid understanding of regulatory issues (DOT compliance, hazmat, etc.).

Capability to influence decision-making and instill credibility in customers, peers, and subordinates through meeting strategic and tactical objectives, deadlines, and budgets.

Proven ability to bring efficiency and scale to a multi-site, multi-business unit environment.

Metrics/KPIs: Cost as percent of sales; WOW – dollar vs. percent; cost factor, economic profit, service levels; freight revenue; asset utility; strategic initiative goal attainment; core metrics/BU metrics; consumption rate; lift in sales (indirect); margin; true cost of sale/concessions/credits, customer freight recovery; value creation across the supply chain.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in logistics, transportation, supply chain, or related field.

Certified Transportation Professional Certification (CTP) certification preferred.

Minimum three (3) years managing transportation, inbound logistics, warehousing; procurement, small package/parcel required.


Health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

401k with matching

Company Holidays

Overtime Pay for hourly employees

Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays, and Sick Time

Maternity and Parental leave benefits

Employee discount

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Essendant drives to be inclusive and celebrates diversity by starting with our associates. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We strongly encourage candidates to apply for opportunities, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. At Essendant we are building an elevated community by creating a safe and supportive work environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind, including or based on age, race, color, disability, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. People are what drives our company. We are one team with endless possibilities. We are Essendant.

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