Director, Logistics Operations

Director, Logistics Operations

Applied Materials South East Asia Pte Ltd
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Job Description

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage a Global Logistics Freight Team with overall responsibility for directing and overseeing global freight and FGI outbound related operations and projects within the Applied Global Logistics Organization.
  • Support Applied Materials global business entities by development, implementing and maintaining logistics processes that comply with US and foreign tax/trade regulations
  • Work with Global Trade and local customs to ensure process designs and executions are following Applied trade policies.
  • Provide Logistics guidance and determine documentation requirements throughout the freight supply chain, including scope of work third party logistics provider.
  • Determine the need for, and sponsor Lean out-bound transportation concepts in partnership with field support organization (FSO), key customers, and 3PLs.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in Inbound and Outbound materials movement in terms of Safety, Cost, Quality and Delivery.
  • Identify freight network optimization opportunities and partner with Supply Chain to drive implementation.
  • Manage freight global operational performance and drive 3PL improvements.
  • Establish structure and cadence to review freight related process control exceptions that result in reported distribution quality non-conformance issues.
  • Develop and document root cause and corrective actions and work with outsourced and regional logistics partners for implementation
  • Conduct in-dept data analysis to understand freight related problems and opportunities. Distill findings into action steps for improvement
  • Provide customer service support via Control Tower Management to ensure effective shipment scheduling, order fulfilment and milestones visualization.
  • Seek out technological solutions to assist in data analysis, visualization, and response.
  • Setting operational goals and objectives, formulate budgets and oversee transportation expenditures

Minimum Requirements: Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics Operations or Supply Chain
  • Minimum 20 years relevant operations experience in Transportation, Logistics or Supply Chain Management
  • At least 8 years experience in Logistics Service Providers management
  • Demonstrated experience in network optimization, process improvement, cost and productivity improvements
  • Experience in a fast paced, high volume industry environment would be an asset

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Good network contacts in Global Transportation
  • Strong ability to manage 3rd party logistics providers and drive performance metrics / improvements
  • Ability to demonstrate high sense of urgency and is highly adaptable in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Attention to details and analytical in problem solving
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels and collaborate with a culturally diversified cross functional team
  • Excellent English written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in DMAIC, 8D and Six Sigma typed Quality methodologies is preferred.

Job Nature
  • Full Time Employee / Day Job
  • Need to oversee weekend operations (during Applied fiscal quarter end)
  • Travelling 20%
Bachelor's DegreeSkills
Years of Experience:
15+ YearsWork Experience:
Additional Information
Yes, 25% of the TimeRelocation Eligible:
Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Applied Materials, Inc. is an American corporation that supplies equipment, services and software for the manufacture of semiconductor (integrated circuit) chips for electronics, flat panel displays for computers, smartphones, televisions, and solar products. Integral to the growth of Silicon Valley, the company also supplies equipment to produce coatings for flexible electronics, packaging and other applications. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.Founded in 1967 by Michael A. McNeilly and others, Applied Materials went public in 1972. In subsequent years, the company diversified, until James C. Morgan became CEO in 1976 and returned the company's focus to its core business of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.By 1978, sales increased by 17%.

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