Global Transportation Manager – Leica Biosystems – Richmond, IL, USA
Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps. Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany.
SUMMARY & OVERALL CHALLENGES
The Transportation Manager, Americas will have operations responsibility for
all inbound and outbound freight moves for the Americas regions (predominantly
USA, Canada with additional ownership for high growth markets in South
America). This leadership position will be accountable for driving continuous
improvements in cost, service and quality year over year.
ship a diverse range of Medical / Pharma type products internationally. Ideally
the candidate will have proven experience in handling dangerous goods
and cold chain shipments across ocean, air, truck and small pack global freight
The Transportation Manager will be a key member of our Global Supply Chain
team. This position is considered a growth role within the organization with potential
for expanded leadership opportunities. The candidate must have experience
developing and managing direct reports. They will be comfortable networking
with internal and external stakeholders and partners. They should also be an excellent
analyst and capable of taking complex data sets and distilling it into
Carrier performance management including
reporting and review processes to improve quality of service, cost and delivery
performance year over year
Budget annual spends, manage to monthly
forecasts, report variances.
Develop annual freight productivity funnel,
manage project execution, develop action plans to meet performance objectives
Monitor, manage, and communicate in real time all
transportation issues through to final delivery/hand off point to stakeholders
Manage freight bill audit and pay processes
Partner with Danaher corporate freight team to
leverage global spend and roll out corporate initiatives. Negotiate rates or
services where needed or where established agreements do not exist
Document all network, standard operating
procedures, and transportation supplier agreements
Manage direct reports through annual review
process, setting goals and objectives and developing talent through their
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree required
preferably in Operations Management or Supply Chain or related discipline.
5+ years of progressive
experience in a freight and transportation with specific focus on logistics of
domestic and international for all modes of transport.
3-5 years of experience with
hazardous goods shipping regulations
Strong analytical skillset
(expert Excel skills)
verbal and written communication, project management, and organization skills.
financial and business acumen.
Excellent intrapersonal /
communication skills and ability to effectively manage internal and external
business partners to drive successful outcomes.
Travel (required estimated %
of time) 10% – 15%
Standing – >10%
Sitting – 90% or greater
Lifting – Not required
Computer use – 75% – 90%
Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.