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Logistics and Customs Manager

Company: New Flyer-US
Location: Louisville
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

NFI Parts is North America's most comprehensive parts organization providing replacement parts, technical publications, training, support for its OEM product lines (transit buses, motor coaches and cutaways), as well as other manufacturers through an extensive cross reference database. All buses and coaches are also supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service, and support network. Further information is available at www.nfi.parts.POSITION SUMMARYEstablish, lead and direct ongoing processes and network to manage the efficient and cost effective flow of inbound and outbound freight in support of company strategies. Key objectives are to optimize freight costs, ensure cross border compliance and service levels to meet customer commitments/expectations. Central point of contact for internal/external communications between freight carriers, internal departments and third party partnerships.WHAT YOU WILL DO:* Freight network optimization - analyze and select optimum solutions for inbound and outbound freight, including small package/courier, LTL, TL, offshore containers, and expedited air with consideration for speed of delivery, quality of service and total cost.* Manage relationships with carriers, customs broker, and freight forwarders including contract/rate negotiations and performance aspects.* Working closely with other departments to ensure the delivery performance of inbound and outbound carriers to ensure service times are compliant with agreements and acceptable quality of shipments.* Oversee the freight claim process to ensure maximum recovery on claims.* Review/monitor monthly financial account charges for accuracy, completing root cause analysis for discrepancies.* Provide positive leadership to the Traffic and Customs team, supporting ongoing development and training of team members to understand full scope of Traffic and Customs.* Lead the continuous improvement of process and system enhancements related to the Traffic and Customs area.* Complete detailed analyses to better understand freight costs and trends with established KPI's.* Complete monthly and quarterly reviews of freight cost allocations that are aligned with Finance and reporting of financial performance.* Be well versed and updated on current trends, challenges and issues relating to international and North American logistics, including tariffs and Customs processes, that could potentially impact NFI Parts; proactively communicate said issues with management and work to resolve with minimal impact to the organization* Maintain day to day functional working knowledge for completion of tasks within the Customs and Traffic area. WHAT YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL:* Bachelors Degree Preferred,* Experience with Inbound and Outbound Freight Process, Carrier network and customs laws/requirements.* Strong negotiating skills.* Supervisory/Management experience.* Strong organizational skills.* MS Office and proficient in Excel.* Good communication skills and analytical ability.* Results oriented and self motivated.* Good business acumen and commercial awareness.* 10% travel and ability to gain passport required.WHY JOIN OUR TEAM:* Competitive Wages. * Excellent Benefits* A continuous learning environment. * Ability to advance your career with a growing company. * Ongoing employee development through a variety of in-house training initiatives along with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions.OUR WHY:We exist to move people. Our mission is to design and deliver exceptional transportation solutions that are safe, accessible, e--fficient and reliable.HOW TO APPLYIf you would like to apply for this position or know someone who would, please submit a an application.ABOUT NFI GROUP: With over 8,900 team members operating from more than 50 facilities across ten countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer-- (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI-- (motor coaches), ARBOC-- (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts---. NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). In total, NFI now supports over 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.arbocsv.com, www.alexander-dennis.com, www.carfaircomposites.com and www.nfi.parts.

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