Global Sr. Manager, Logistics-Quartz & Ceramics

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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC Strongsville, OH

Strongsville, OH
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Based in Waterford, New York, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones, quartz and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of innovation and being first to market with performance applications that improve everyday life. Our solutions are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living and we work closely with some of the biggest brands in B2B and consumer worlds, covering a broad range of markets - from aerospace and automotive, to building and construction, personal care, and electronics.

Momentive materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Momentive, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Momentive, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Company Distinction
This exciting opportunity is part of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Position Overview
The incumbent will be expected to quickly evaluate the current state of the reengineering of the Quartz & Ceramics logistics operations globally, propose and justify any changes in direction or focus to achieve and maintain coherent global logistics operations for the Quartz and Ceramics business units with the right balance of:

In-sourced and out-sourced services to achieve the best overall costs, service, and safety, and
Direct-shipped, drop-shipped, cross-docked, and locally stored materials to maximize delivery performance to the customer while minimizing costs and handling risks, and then to continue executing the appropriate reengineering efforts within a coordinated timeline.

The incumbent will be expected to represent the Quartz and Ceramics business units in negotiations for all logistics services, including those with carriers on rates and SLAs, with freight forwarders and customs brokers, and with 3PL and 4PL providers globally.

The incumbent will be expected to organize and manage any remaining internal staff as well as manage the contract compliance with any of the out-sourced logistics providers that are a part of the restructured operations.
The Sr. Manager, Logistics - Quartz & Ceramics , is also responsible for Corporate Inventory Integrity, and adherence to SOX Key Controls, involving Revenue Recognition, Inventory Management, and Segregation of Duties.

Job Responsibilities
Continually evaluate the existing logistics operations including costs, service, reliability and risks.
Propose, justify, and gain acceptance of any overall reengineering efforts to achieve a safe, sustainable, globally standardized logistics operation.
Select appropriate providers of logistics services and as part of the Global SQD Logistics team, and in conjunction with Corporate Logistics Procurment, negotiate sustainable, cost effective contracts containing clear compliance metrics.
Manage the implementation of any contracts with the selected providers.
Effectively represent the Quartz & Ceramics business units in any global Momentive negotiation of carrier rates and SLAs or freight forwarding, customs brokering, or 3 or 4PL services.
Organize and manage staff in the shipping, receiving, or warehouse functions within the Quartz & Ceramics business units.

Business plan development and demonstrated execution skills
Demonstrated success in working in a matrix environment and with global teams
Group facilitation skills and strong verbal and written communication skills
SAP and MS Office Suite and MS Project skills

Minimum Qualifications
Extensive experience (10+ years) in logistics operations, both with internal and 3PL or 4PL resources
Extensive experience in outsourcing logistics services, including the clear definition of requirements and compliance metrics, vendor selection, contract negotiation, and supplier and contract management
Extensive experience in import/export from one region of the world to/from others is required others required.
Significant experience in import/export across multiple countries

Education Requirements
Bachelor s degree in business or related technical field.
MBA or equivalent with specialization in operations and/or logistics preferred.


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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