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Director, Americas Logistics

Company: Agilent Technologies
Location: Memphis
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek ---- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

Where will your strong management and leadership skills have most impact? Right here, when you join us managing logistics work groups across multiple processes and regions. Your role will include designing, managing and executing tactical plans and developing and implementing multi-business programs, all to ensure delivery of the right product to the right place at the right price.

You've established your people and resource management ability. Here's where you take it further. Bring your logistics and warehousing expertise to a growing team where you will have the opportunity to develop systems and processes to support our Global Life Sciences instruments and consumables business. Managing supervisors, employees and resources, you'll direct the implementation of tactical business plans, programs and projects, while also delivering solutions that drive continuous process improvement all to ensure delivery of the right product to the right place at the right price.

Principle Duties / Responsibilities

* Directs all activities of the Logistics and warehouse function to enable a world class manufacturing site. Implements and administers all systems and processes for maintaining control of 1) inventory and transaction accuracy, 2) storage methods and facilities, and 3) domestic and international transportation programs, housekeeping and GMP compliance. Enforces the implementation of and use of SAP and its accuracy. Coach warehouse team on SAP and SAP process improvements.
* The Director will participate in regulatory and internal quality inspections and will be responsible for all issues related to warehouse operations.
* Maintains warehouse staff job results by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

* Writes and reviews reports, protocols and procedures and prepares same upon request of senior leadership.

* Manages finished goods inventory system at a high level of accuracy. Using warehouse management software, manages the location of inventory to ensure proper stock rotation, smooth order picking, and staging activities.
* Manages receipt and flow of raw materials within plant to support company quality control standards and plant production requirements.
* Maintains physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.

* Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement that supports the companies Quality policy, Quality System & the appropriate regulations for the area.
* Collaborate with cross-functional groups including Human Resources, Production, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Warehousing, Sales, Customer Service and Finance to meet business objectives and customer satisfaction.
* Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

* Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
* Develops and implements plans for facility modification or expansion, such as equipment purchases or changes in space allocation and warehouse design.

Other duties as assigned.

Generally, works in an office setting under desirable conditions with few or no disagreeable features; however, may be required to perform duties in the warehouse which require the ability to lift to 50 lbs. occasionally. May be required to, push, and pull up to 125 lbs. frequently. Will have extended hours sitting and or walking. May require occasional standing, climbing stairs or ladders. Some domestic and international travel may be required.

* Bachelor of Science, from an accredited institution, in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or closely related discipline or combination of education and experience.
* 10+ years' experience that includes an in-depth understanding of Logistics operations, purchasing, inventory management and subject matter SAP experience required, of which 5+ years will be relevant experience at first level management.
* Strong management ability to work in a dynamic and progressive environment.
* Experience managing critical projects required
* Must possess excellent attention to detail and analytical thinking, with a high level of energy and self-motivation
* Should have excellent technical writing ability, strong verbal and written communication skills
* Strong knowledge and understanding of software packages and technologies, specifically Microsoft Office
* Ability to work in a team environment (as well as independently) and set goals.
* Ability to manage, lead, motivate and organize a diverse, cross-functional group with constantly changing demands.
* Ability to develop business relationships with internal and external customers.
* Ability to balance and prioritize multiple assignments and meet established deadlines.
* Ability to proactively identify problems and take the correct course of action.

Ability to provide creative solutions to business problems. Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and resolve complex problems.

Ability to use a forklift and related warehouse equipment.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact +1-262-754-5030 email EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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