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Danaher Corporation Senior Transportation Specialist (High Growth Markets) in O'Callaghan Mills, Ireland

Senior Transportation Specialist (High Growth Markets), County Clare

Does it sound tempting to be part of defining the future for how we handle our High Growth Markets and balance service, quality, costs and sustainability? If you have worked with logistics related to customers in Middle East, Turkey, Africa, South West Asia, Eastern Europe or Russia, this could be a great opportunity to advance your career with us!

Welcome to Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

We are a company dedicated to advancing and optimizing the diagnostic laboratory to move science and health care forward. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to augment scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. Sound exciting? Read on!

Introducing your new team and the setup

The job is a role located in Clare, Ireland, where we are investing in and developing our logistic setup. We need your help to set the direction for dealing with the excellent growth rates that we are experiencing in our High Growth Markets. This involves activities to improve on time delivery and reduce transportation costs.

We are building a strong team to help succeed with our strategy for the HGM. Reporting to the Senior Manager Transportation EMEAI and collaborating with our Transportation Analyst and Transportation Specialist peers you can expect to find qualified colleagues to help succeeding.

Expect to develop a very good understanding of the local markets and collaborating closely with local teams to utilize their knowledge when taking care of shipments and carriers.

Key tasks summed up:

  • Close connection to High Growth Market Teams to understand customer requirements

  • Review, analyze, monitor, and manage transportation activity and spend for assigned lanes, shipping warehouses and carriers

  • Design and implement initiatives to save costs improves service, quality and sustainability

  • Manage tender (RFQ) processes with carriers and freight forwarders

  • Design appropriate inbound & outbound road/air networks utilizing a proper mix of Full Truck Load, Less Than Truck Load, and Parcel carriers. Work with internal stakeholders to implement underlying projects

  • Able to present results and recommendations of identified initiatives to senior management and stakeholders

  • Carrier management

  • Have regular meetings with the sites in the regions and the main carriers

  • Responsible for monitoring and assessing carrier performance

  • Rate negotiations and setting up Service Level Agreements

  • Use best transportation practices across Beckman Coulter globally

  • Utilize DBS (Danaher Business Systems) by applying Daily Management and Problem Solving to everyday work

  • Participate in interdepartmental continuous improvement projects

  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • Strong understanding of transportation, supply chain, and business finances

  • At least 7+ years relevant transportation experience, including preparation and implementation of transportation projects

  • Knowledge and experience in transport modes: Parcel / LTL / FTL / Air / Ocean as well as experience from working with as many of our HGM regions as possible

  • Understanding of Transport Management Systems

  • Project management - and good collaboration skills

  • Have worked for a large, multi-modal, high volume shipper with global scope

  • Demonstrates Beckman Coulter’s vision, values, and principles and displays integrity and ethics in all interactions

  • Willingness to travel 30-40% and ability to understand different cultures

  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication and listening skills. Possesses the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization

  • Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) in relevant field

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently, additional language a plus.

Additional job details and application timeline

Beckman Coulter offers strong career paths with continuous development using the Danaher Business System. As a company we have a good culture for rewarding high performance and offering solid trainings to develop our associates.

The work is usually carried out on site or occasionally with the flexibility to work from home.

Please apply before August 17, 2020. We eagerly anticipate hearing from you.


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