KEEN Footwear

Manager, NA Logistics

Posted by KEEN Footwear on 03/19/2024

Manager, NA Logistics Job Basics

Industry Sector
Outdoor
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Categories
Operations
Salary
-
Required to Relocate
No
Required to Travel
Yes
Employee May Telecommute
No
State
Oregon
Job Seeker Must Live Within
-
City
Portland
Required Experience
7 - 10 years

Manager, NA Logistics Job Description & Requirements

General Summary

The North America (NA) Logistics Manager oversees the logistics team that supports operations for North America. This role is responsible for successful import shipments from factory cargo ready date through the routed destination for the US and Canada. Operational oversight includes all aspects of shipment related activities and events including physical, and data required for successful product delivery to North America.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drives inbound operational delivery from factory to North America including Direct Ship to Partner program, distribution center(s), transload operations and logistics crossdocking. Global origin operational ownership of shipment bookings, logistics scan / pack systems, and any 3pl consolidation operations
  • Oversees all KEEN paid US domestic shipments including shipments from the US DC’s to both Partners and Fans. Scope includes US Domestic shipments from origination or delivering to vendors, 3rd parties and other ancillary locations
  • Builds KPI’s and manages of US and CA logistics providers
  • Establishes operational excellence in collaboration with sales operations teams that drive value to partners and customers
  • Oversees the Logistics team of employees. Administers performance reviews, coaching, and training. Participates in setting the annual goals for the department and ensures that team members understand their level of influence and contribution to those goals
  • Drives operational execution of the Global Logistics strategy as set by Logistic leadership that aligns with company values and in accordance with Canada and US import compliance laws
  • Partners with Global Logistics leadership on developing freight budget in collaboration with the Global Finance team on annual basis that supports PPV process. Manages Global Logistics operational team responsible for operational approval of expedited and premium shipping methods. Recommends and seeks optimization opportunities that supports freight budget

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain or related field
  • Seven (7) years of logistics operations experience including domestic and international
  • Three (3) years of logistics management experience in both international and domestic operations
  • Strong leadership experience with focus on coaching and motivating teams in high pressure environment
  • Origin operations including consolidation (CFS), booking process, and factory floor label, scan and pack systems
  • Expert in multimode including Ocean, Airfreight, Trucking and Parcel
  • Third party vendor management of carriers and logistics operations including CFS, Transload and Cross Dock
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills. Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • ERP experience required. SAP Preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think creatively and propose solutions to problems
  • Proven ability to protect the supply chain and provide delivery excellence
  • Project management and ability to build plans and process improvements

Travel Required

Up to 10% of work time will involve travel


Why Work at KEEN:  Driven by a passion for life outside, KEEN is a values-led, independently owned brand from Portland, Oregon, that’s on a mission to create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire outside adventure. Founded in 2003, KEEN launched a revolution in the footwear industry with the introduction of the Newport adventure sandal, and has donated more than $18 million to non-profit organizations and causes around the world to promote responsible outdoor recreation, including conservation efforts to protect open spaces. KEEN strives to show the world through its products and its actions that a business for good can actually be good for business. By giving back, reducing impact, and activating communities and individuals to protect the places where we work and play, KEEN puts its values in motion and takes action to leave the world a better place. 

At KEEN, we believe in a more just and equitable future for all people. As a global brand, we acknowledge that our business, buildings, and daily lives exist within the traditional territories of indigenous peoples. We strive for a future that recognizes the knowledge, rights, and resilience of these peoples.

KEEN Footwear is an equal opportunity employer.  We value an inclusive and diverse community. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

About KEEN Footwear

Driven by a passion for life outside, KEEN is a values-led, independently owned brand from Portland, Oregon, that’s on a mission to create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire outside adventure. Founded in 2003, KEEN launched a revolution in the footwear industry with the introduction of the Newport adventure sandal, and has donated more than $18 million to non-profit organizations and causes around the world to promote responsible outdoor recreation, including conservation efforts to protect open spaces. KEEN strives to show the world through its products and its actions that a business for good can actually be good for business. By giving back, reducing impact, and activating communities and individuals to protect the places where we work and play, KEEN puts its values in motion and takes action to leave the world a better place. 

About KEEN Footwear

Driven by a passion for life outside, KEEN is a values-led, independently owned brand from Portland, Oregon, that’s on a mission to create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire outside adventure. Founded in 2003, KEEN launched a revolution in the footwear industry with the introduction of the Newport adventure sandal, and has donated more than $18 million to non-profit organizations and causes around the world to promote responsible outdoor recreation, including conservation efforts to protect open spaces. KEEN strives to show the world through its products and its actions that a business for good can actually be good for business. By giving back, reducing impact, and activating communities and individuals to protect the places where we work and play, KEEN puts its values in motion and takes action to leave the world a better place. 

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