Value Stream Manager – Logistics

Beckman Coulter

Hebron, KY

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Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Logistics/Transportation Strategic Value Stream Manager for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for managing the relationships with our transportation partners via regular face-to-face meetings to improve delivery performance through collaboration. If there are structural delays, expect to analyze the root cause and implement corrective actions. Benchmarking transportation, tender initiatives, and rate negotiations will be regular activities to reduce transportation costs. Expect to develop a detailed understanding of the North American logistics market and lead initiatives that include both domestic and international logistics.

This position is part of the North American Logistics/Transportation department located in Hebron, KY, and will be a hybrid role. This position will report to the North American Logistics/Transportation Leader and will lead a team of 4-6 transportation analysts. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Transportation and Carrier team and report to the Director of North America Logistics. If you thrive in a multifunctional, collaborative, and analytical role and want to work to build a world-class organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Inspire, motivate and lead a team of transportation analysts to turn data into meaningful analysis to identify, develop, and execute strategic projects to improve logistical efficiency, reduce transportation costs, and improve delivery performance

  • Own and manage all KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for all of Beckman Coulter’s carrier partners

  • Review, analyze, monitor, and manage transportation activity and freight spend to implement initiatives to enhance quality, improve service, reduce costs, and provide sustainability.

  • Manage the RFQ/RFP (Request for Quote/Proposal) process with all international/domestic carriers and freight forwarders

  • Develop and improve carrier standard operating procedures and service level agreements utilizing continuous improvement methodology, Kaizen methodology, Daily Management and Problem Solving

The essential requirements of this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years experience or Master’s degree with 7+ years experience

  • Experience in leading people/teams

  • 3+ years of relevant Logistics/Transportation experience

  • Willingness to travel up to 20%

  • Experience working with different cultures

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Experience leading in a global environment

  • Knowledge and experience in multiple transport modes: Parcel (international and domestic), LTL, FTL, and International Air/Ocean; understanding of Transport Management Systems

  • Ability to speak an additional language

At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics can provide.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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