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Manager, Global Logistics Planning

Overview

The Marketing Store, a HAVI company, is a privately held global Agency that innovates, optimizes and drives marketing promotions and supply chains of many of the best-known brands in the world. When you work at The Marketing Store, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.

 

We are staffed by a senior team of classically trained marketing professionals. Having developed an insightful, strategic, brand-building process for creating advertising campaigns, we have adapted this same thinking to promotions, digital, direct, the Internet, CRM, loyalty, premiums and events.  The result is unique solutions that cover the gamut of marketing channels. Our clients include McDonald’s, Nissan, Infiniti, T-Mobile and more!

 

We are looking for a Manager, Global Logistics Planning to lead and direct a team of planners who are responsible to ensure product moves on time, on budget and on expectation from our overseas production locations to our client’s destinations globally.  This role will actively collaborate cross functionally, across global regions and with our supply chain partners to ensure we have the best technology, processes and controls in place to enable proactive anticipation, contingency management and problem solving for supply chain issues with the least amount of cost and disruption.   A focus on continual improvement through process, metrics and technology will be critical for success. We have a passion for our people and their development; this dynamic leader will be required to create an environment that enables learning and growth through experience and stretch opportunities.  This role is also responsible for accurate financial management and reporting for our global logistics category spend which is currently +$70 million annually.

Responsibilities

  • Accountable to ensure all product is planned and delivered on time and on budget from our production locations to customer destinations worldwide.
  • Collaborate and innovate with teams across the organization (Freight Management, Creative, Promotions, Finance & Production Operations) to ensure required capacity, production, and inventory plans are achieved.  Ensure operational efficiencies reach across all channels of the supply chain.
  • Develop/Drive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to create a transparent, agile and competitively advantaged supply chain.
  • Develop launch strategies for new customers and channels, ensuring a path that allows us to move quickly while improving margin over time.
  • Provide input to support strategy, implementation and continual improvement of SC technology and systems that will provide real time information, transparency, data visualization & insights to support strategic and organizational decision making.
  • Direct People Management for a team of global logistics planners based in the NA geographic region, potential dotted line accountability for teams in Europe and Asia.
  • Hire, train and develop talent to support global operations and drive increased value and growth for our client. Build capabilities in operational teams to ensure seamless transition of project execution and results. Coach and mentor team members to ensure consistent team development and growth.
  • Manage relationships, service level agreements and performance of our 3PL partners for your designated region.
  • Be Accountable for financial management including budget setting and proactive management of costs for assigned logistics spend categories. 
  • Understand relevant industry conditions and dynamics. Proactively anticipate issues and create action plans to create advantage and/or mitigate risk with supply chain service partners.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with preferred concentration in Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations, or Engineering; comparable work experience will be considered.  MBA a plus.
  • 5+ years prior supervisory/management experience / 10+ years direct experience in the logistics or supply chain industry 
  • The successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability to develop and implement complex business plans, manage resources, and analyze data 
  • Individual must be detail oriented and able to handle multiple projects concurrently 
  • Strong customer orientation, and sense of ownership
  • Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in managing and developing cross functional & global teams
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders, lead and partner across functions and teams
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing priorities and projects.
  • Previous experience managing relationships and performance for 3PL or warehousing vendors
  • Ability to deal with Ambiguity and make analytical and fact based operational decisions to assure supply while managing risk for the organization
  • Strong problem-solving and attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to understand and synthesize, analyze and visualize large volumes of data
  • Six Sigma Black Belt / APICS certification a plus
  • Project management skills/certification a plus
  • Experience working in CPG; Food and beverage supply chain experience preferred
  • Knowledge of integrated planning software & various ERP systems is preferred (SAP/Manu/JDE)
  • Proven leadership with Inventory Planning, Demand Planning or Inventory Control preferred

 

 

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for TMS leaders:

  • Exhibits excellent judgment
  • Entrepreneurial problem solver with strong troubleshooting skills
  • Vocally self-aware and curious
  • Results oriented
  • Hires great people. Develops great people
  • Ability to effectively manage time, multi-task, and prioritize projects to meet established deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and written
  • Has relentlessly high standards
  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
  • You love learning, and it’s one of the things you do to make yourself better every single day

Contact Information

The Marketing Store provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees starting on day one. Our benefits include options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, profit sharing, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits (including discounts on products & services), employee assistance program, and disability insurance. 

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Location

Our company is in the heart of the Loop, making for an easy commute. We are blocks away from the river and the lake surrounded by trendy hotspots.

An Insider's view of The Marketing Store

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The Marketing Store offers employees an incredible work life balance. We all work hard to get the work done but our personal lives and passions outside of work are always supported. Employees are encouraged to have flexible work schedules, working remotely when needed and finding time to do what they love in and out of the office.

Alysha

Vice President, Communications

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re leveraging data to solve marketing challenges for clients to understand who their customers are, and to activate future games & promotions. By using data, we’re enabling our clients to make data driven decisions and create custom experiences that will resonate with their target audience.

Wendy

Senior Director, Analytics

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being solutions oriented is the secret to success at The Marketing Store. We’re lucky to work with some of the biggest brands on new digital initiatives – which means we are often navigating in the unknown and encountering new scenarios. Successful team members can access current road blocks and determine how they can help solve the problem.

Leigh Anne

Director, Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Analytics is at the core of what we strive to achieve at TMS – measurable impact to our client’s business. The decision science team is responsible for enabling the descriptive and prescriptive marketing analytics that drive strategic recommendations and shape the programs that we execute across the agency.

Tom

Manager, Decision Sciences

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I let creatives do what they came here to do by empowering them to think and have a point of view. Make them trust me because I commit to their development and follow through. I challenge their thinking and executions, so they can think strategically. Respect them as humans and provide them with an environment where they have fun and can grow.

Diana

Vice President, Creative Director

What are The Marketing Store Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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