Logistics Manager

JOB SUMMARY:

The Logistics Manager is responsible for material management control, shipping, receiving, warehousing, and material handling equipment at all VPI’s locations, and prepares necessary reports for leadership indicating the status of these activities.  Performs other duties as required.

ABOUT YOU:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in material management or related field, or equivalent
  • Previous experience in shipping and receiving, warehousing and inventory control is required
  • Supervisory and leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrated common sense, judgment, and communication skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS THE LOGISTICS MANAGER AT VPI:

  • Directs and coordinates the material management activities by delegating work, and training employees in the department on safe and efficient work techniques
  • Maintains communication between the Production Managers, Supervisors, Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving, and the Warehouse to ensure the proper flow of materials
  • Communicates with customers and trucking company personnel regarding shipments and deliveries, and maintains good customer relations
  • Coordinates the maintenance of equipment, and the preventative maintenance program, with the maintenance department
  • Develops and monitors the computerized inventory system and the necessary paperwork systems to ensure ready access to required information
  • Develops procedures for communicating with customers to schedule shipments and deliveries based upon the individual contracts
  • Determines the best carriers for finished goods by product and destination, securing the most favorable rates available
  • Develops the most efficient warehouse layout system for both open and racked storage, which will best utilize existing space, allocating space and layout required by volume and turnover
  • Determines that receiving reports required by customers are adhered to properly and accurately
  • Remains abreast of developments in the fields of traffic management, inventory control, computer operation, and supervisory techniques
  • Serves on the agency’s main Safety Committee and participates in quarterly Board of Directors meetings in an advisory capacity

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work performed is generally within the light range as defined by the United States Department of Labor.

Salary Range $62,000 – $67,000. Full time with benefits offered.

ABOUT VPI:

VPI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a variety of education, human service, and vocational skills training to community members who have disabilities or are disadvantaged, and custom packaging and manufacturing related services to private industry. By consistently meeting clients’ and customers’ needs, VPI has grown into the successful service organization it is today with: 20+ unique rehabilitation programs, over 800,000 square feet of customizable production space, large isolated packaging areas, high-speed equipment, and a uniquely blended workforce that integrates hundreds of individuals with disabilities with technically trained production workers.