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Manager, International Logistics


Posted: 2/26/2019
Job Reference #: 668182

Job Description

Position Title
Manager, International Logistics

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Functional Work Area
Supply Chain & Logistics

Job Purpose & Responsibilities
Job Purpose & Responsibilities
Major responsibilities include:
• Evaluates and creates an effective balance on service levels and cost to serve in international transportation logistics – ensuring margin and desired service levels are maintained
• Creates visibility & accountability on all projects; facilitate the development of line-of-sight metrics to link international transportation logistics activities to SABIC’s PETCHEM Solids SBU strategic initiative around cost reductions
• Utilizes specific knowledge of the international transportation logistics market, trends and capabilities to identify areas for cost reductions and saving opportunities
• Manage international transportation of SABIC’s material sites in US to overseas customers and/or SABIC's overseas affiltes / warehouses including plant to port activities.
• Accountable for planning, monitoring, reporting, & controlling the efficient movements of North America materials globally from material availability at affiliates to the arrival at destinations, taking in consideration cost optimization in terms of ocean fright & affiliates land transportation considering of capacity constraints, customer satisfaction and meeting our short/long terms objectives.
• Responsibilities include communication of international transportation capacity plans for the S&OP meeting and overseeing the calculation of logistics capacity units; comparing planned capacity with contracted capacity; ensuring availability of logistics capacity as contracted and actively participating in the international transportation contract; optimizing asset utilization; confirming orders to be shipped; and tracking shipments until delivery.
• Influences business margin by optimizing the use of relevant logistics resources, leveraging procurement opportunities, and improve product delivery to the satisfaction of customers within the Petrochemicals SBU and other SBUs by agreement with the overall objective of shipping to customers while meeting on time delivery, preserving product quality while handling & optimizing cost and monitors actual SC logistics performance Petrochemicals SBU.
• Communication & Oversee with Sourcing & Contracting department regarding Ocean Transportation capacity requirements. Monitor performance & Qualifying service Providers. Maintain supplier relationships. Identify sourcing opportunities.
• Facilitate overall objectives.
• Creates plans and ensures EHS procedures and protocol are followed by 3rd party transportation logistics individuals through evaluation of monthly KPI measurements
• Responsible for the service and EHS performance, for international transportation logistics
• Accountable for international transportation delivery reliability
• Ensures accurate transaction execution in SAP
• Ensure Preparation and updating the approved procedures and guidelines.
• Monitor operations and identify deviations

Import/Export Compliance:
• Collaborates with team responsible for Import and Export compliance
• Work with EHS team to understand regulatory changes and ensure compliance with business and 3PL’s
• Support activities around Global Trade Services (GTS) module within SAP to ensure regulatory requirements are being met
• Develop and continually monitor global logistical operations business risk plan
• Minimize the environmental impacts of logistics and transport activities.
• Improve the safety of operations to reduce accidents and unplanned delays.
• Reduce the risk of the business and the employees/contractors engaged in logistical activities to ensure minimal impact on logistical activities.
• Implement Responsible Care guidelines in all Logistics operations.

• Drives yearly variable cost productivity on international transportation logistics cost including strategic development of project/program deck and tactical execution of projects ensuring cost savings are realized within the P&L
• Service: improve and provide international transportation logistics solutions to support customer satisfaction
• Accountable for delivering the Total Cost Out (TCO) target based om CEO mandate on the budget per year.
• EHS: leading improvement programs in transportation logistics.

Data Quality
• Accountable on maintaining the accuracy of the data.
• Overseeing and monitoring the Data Quality process periodically.
• Ensure reliable level of data quality.

International transportation Strategy
• Develop AMR international transportation logistics Strategy in accordance with SABIC’s 2025 plan in line with the global Supply Chain strategy and Global Marine Sourcing department.
• Embed SABIC’s values (Inspiration, Engagements, Creativity and Deliver) in the work procedure and processes, Symbolize SABIC brand “CHEMISTRY THAT MATTERS” Characteristics in all businesses transaction and communication.
• Identify future Ocean transport needs of PETCHEM and other SBU’s.
• Plan Strategic initiatives.
• Prepare and Evaluate risk management plans.
• Analyze shipping trends and identify areas for opportunities.
• Optimize on international transportation activities to improve the efficiency
Supply Chain/ Transportation Finance:
• Role has direct budgetary ownership (Annual Operating Plan) for $35 million in international transportation including development of plan
• Compile SCM budget and manage international transportation spend including monthly reporting
• Ensure compliance of all international transportation activities
• Contribute in the discussions of the S&OP and Value Teams meetings regarding operational capabilities to ensure that constrains & opportunities are appropriately represented.
• Track the decisions taken during those meetings.
• Refine the logistics plan in alignment with the agreed Supply & Inventory Plan.
• Ensure that the required logistic services are in place to facilitate the optimal supply plan.

Eligibility Requirements:
• You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.
• You must be 18 years or older
• You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
• You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
• You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Desired Skill
continued job description: Department and People Management:
• Ensure injury and incident free operations
• Responsible for people management and development of the team, e.g. performance management (appraisals), engagement, support job rotation, competence development, coaching
• Develops and creates impactful rotation assignments for leadership program members (ODPs)
• Oversee relationship with transportation 3rd party transportation logistics service providers.
• 10 + years progressive experience in international transportation, logistics or supply chain management.
• BA/BS degree
• Experience as a supervisor or manager
• High process orientation and analytical approach to problem solving
• Experience in SAP, specifically LE, WM, Handling Units, Push Deployment, international transportation and ocean shipping
• Ability to effectively communicate and influence at all levels of the organization
• Strong Leadership skills
• Strong financial acumen – comfort level developing budgets and identifying variance drivers with ability to course correct, logistics cost management & working capital
• Demonstrated strategic thinking and ability to execute

United States of America


Texas (TX)


We’ve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. We’re committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. We’ve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

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