Senior Logistics Manager

Job Title: Senior Logistics Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD Attractive
Contact Name: Mark Ellwood
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2021 12:39

Job Description

About our client

Our Client is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. They combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across a multitude of industries, providing solutions to clients in more than 100 countries. This organization brings continuous innovation to help their clients improve their performance and create lasting value.


About the role

The Senior Logistics Manger is a key role in the global logistics organisation linking the global logistics function and the intra-regional logistics leadership teams. The successful candidate will be responsible for the orchestration and management of 3PLs, and acts and as the escalation point between the global logistics function, intra-regional logistics leadership teams, and the 3PL account management teams relating to all inbound freight and transport activity.


Your responsibilities

  • Lead a team of direct and indirect reports responsible for on-time delivery (in full) of products from source to distribution centre.

  • Work with peers for the effective management of transportation of inventory that meet both service and cost objectives, whilst increasing agility.

  • Implementation of global logistics strategies into scalable business-as-usual models that optimize efficiencies.

  • Manage 3PL partners and ensuring the delivery of a comprehensive 3PL engagement plan that encompasses global and regional freight and transportation activity.

  • Is responsible for the management and reporting of inventory in transit control from source to delivery.

  • Works in partnership and collaboration with indirect procurement to agree the best commercial propositions, including identifying opportunities for service excellence, continuous improvement and the application of innovation.

  • Implementation of the global 3PL segmentation strategy and sets, governs and deploys effective governance models relating to freight and transport logistics.

  • Act as the internal sponsor for the global 3PL partner, acting as the senior focal point within the logistics organisation, including guiding operational implementation, developing new areas of business, setting out joint strategies.

  • Maintain benchmarking and ongoing assessment processes for global 3PL partners to constantly improve.

  • Work closely with intra-regional logistics leadership teams to understand the need for local customization of globally agreed operating standards, refining as appropriate, including the administrative control and information flow.

  • Represent and contribute on behalf of the global logistics function as a workstream owner of new projects and initiatives.

  • Support Global Logistics Excellence best-practice promotion and adopts value-add practices to constantly drive business process improvement.

  • Responsible for the delivery of cost-to-serve to budget initiatives and maintain accurate actual and forecasted cost management.

  • Build a high-performing and collaborative team culture, both externally and within 3PL partners.

  • Manage and oversees the deployment of efficient procedures and processes for effective logistics planning and execution.

  • Effectively governs, manages and utilises short and long-term capacity planning efforts to deliver accurate and reliable weekly capacity and load planning.

  • Mitigates risks associated with missed sailings, cargo roll and / or congestions that prolong inventory in transit and cost.

  • Ensure all 3PL partners comply with governance standards that meet visibility, service, and cost requirements.

  • Oversees and manages the execution of the export / import security and compliance requirements.

  • Ensures efficient and effective collaboration between global, intra-regional and 3PL logistics partners.

  • Works with intra-regional logistics leads to understand, implement and monitor strategic and priority stock to mitigate customer supply disruptions and service penalties.

  • Works with intra-regional logistics leads to proactively manage inbound receipt, avoiding costs associated with detention & demurrage.

  • Monitors global standard KPIs that measure and track logistics performance, working in close collaboration with the client’s Logistics Performance management to drive continuous improvement.

  • Ensures stakeholder alignment, documents and controls global freight and transport process and procedures, including intra-regional nuances for inbound logistics.

  • Ensures alignment from global 3PL service providers on standards and operating procedures from the point of selection.

  • Maintains a documented and implemented relationship development strategy for strategic partners that includes a continuous improvement and innovation framework and roadmaps.

  • Sets SMART objectives and KPIs that capture, measure and report on the service delivery, data quality and financial performance achieved by each global 3PL provider.


You will have

  • The ability to attract, lead, manage and inspire logistics talent and resources. Confidence and commitment to delivering the strategic vision and promotes the interests of the logistics organization.

  • Able to develop and maintains effective and collaborative relationships (internal & external) to facilitate change and ensure cohesion across the network. Able to promote and secure stakeholder buy-in.

  • the sensitivity to different points of view and seeks to understand and resolve conflicts / issues in a constructive manner swiftly. Able to operate effectively and comfortably in a multi-cultural and global environment. Able to give direction and support in a respectful and polite manner.

  • The ability to deal effectively with uncertainty, ambiguity and a changing environment.

  • Ability to effectively lead and manage diverse teams through direct or indirect reporting relationships.

  • Knowledge and experience of regional and international shipping and associated regulatory requirements (including safety, security and import / export compliance law).

  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills including the ability to evaluate complex supply chain solutions and articulate these in an understandable way.

  • Excellent knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain, with a clarity for understanding the importance and interdependencies associated with each stage of the process — Plan, Source, Make, Deliver.

  • Ability to articulate the vision and roadmap for 3PL relationship development including prioritization of tasks, allocation of resources and discouraging activities which are not aligned with the vision.

  • Excellent knowledge of the 3PL market and community including emerging 3PL service providers and associated trends.

  • 10+ years' operational logistics experience in relevant industries.

  • Excellent level of written and spoken English.

  • Ability to travel at short notice.