Lawson Products SR. MANAGER, GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION in McCook, Illinois


Location IL - McCook

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Sr. Manager Global Transportation in McCook, IL

Lawson Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Location : 8801 47th St, McCook, IL 60525

Lawson Products, has been a leader in the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) industry since 1952. We provide our customers with the fasteners, cutting tools, abrasives, chemicals, hydraulics, electrical, welding and automotive products as well as the associated training and application expertise they need to keep their operations running smoothly.

Lawson Products is looking for a Sr. Manager of Global Transportation to be responsible for our global supply chain logistics activities from vendor to end user points of delivery. The person hired for this position will be responsible for managing multiple projects to ensure that our network partners provide transport services that meet our defined financial, service and performance standards. They will be responsible for an annual budget of $19M+. The individual selected for the position will work with our distribution centers throughout the United States and Canada and will travel up to 15% of the time to other locations.

We offer competitive salary and benefits, along with a generous paid time off policy.

Position Duties:

  • Directs Lawson’s global transportation strategy to ensure inbound and outbound delivery deadlines are met, including all modes of transportation across Lawson sales channels and non-merchandise global procurement movement

  • Oversees negotiations with transportation vendors, cultivating and maintaining relationships to enable greater efficiencies and cost savings.

  • Manages all North American Cross Boarder Brokerage to ensure the Company is maintaining the lowest cost brokerage and duty expenses and remains in compliance with all cross border documentation and reporting requirements.

  • Updates NAFTA certification records throughout the year to ensure Lawson incurs minimal duties.

  • Works to develop partnerships with freight forwarders that promotes a clear understanding of changes in the tariff landscape that impact Lawson shipments and strategic planning.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation management, procurement and/or supply chain

  • 10+ years of experience in logistics, transportation, warehousing or related operations

  • Import/Export compliance knowledge (i.e., CTPAT/NAFTA/customs, Harmonized Tariff Standards (HTS coding).

  • Certification in Supply Chain/Logistics concepts

  • Experience with managing Canadian small parcel movements

  • Strong analytic and computer skills with advanced experience in MS Excel, Access and Power Point

  • SAP and Manifest system (ADSI) experience a plus

  • Prior experience handling international logistics