Global Logistics Manager

Our mobility is facing a fundamental shift. Autonomous driving cars, constant connectivity, digital lifestyle are the new reality.

German Autolabs is a Berlin based technology company focussing on the future of the car. We build products and services to support this exciting evolution by using technology and giving it a more human touch. We will make driving safer and smarter. 

The Global Logistics Manager is a key role in our Operations team. You will have the unique opportunity to develop and implement our global logistics strategy. Use your experience to create an efficient and cost effective way to get Chris in the hands of our backers, customers and retail partners.

What you will do

  • Accountable for developing and implementing an overall global logistics strategy from the ground up. Your strategy is aligned with company growth plans and optimizes service and cost while meeting all regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for orchestrating all activities related to ensuring the consistent flow of goods and information from suppliers to end customers. This includes optimizing service and cost through transportation management from origin to the distribution center, accurate and timely customs clearance, third-party distribution operations, outbound logistics, export procedures, and returns processing.
  • Collaborate with key internal functions to provide excellence in supply chain visibility, responsiveness, cost effectiveness and on-time-in-full delivery to customers.
  • Develop and leverage differentiated supply chain options to meet performance objectives and overcome constraints.
  • Responsible for the selection and set-up of 3PL distribution centers, warehouse transitions and inventory moves.
  • Negotiate all contracts with external logistics providers including the establishment of standard operating procedures, service level agreements as well as ensuring a thorough legal review.
  • Accountable for leading all Customs and Compliance activities which includes overseeing customs broker selection and set-up.
  • Develop and monitor a comprehensive suite of Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators for all providers and carriers. Leverage these tools to take corrective action, drive process and cost improvement, maintain accountability for service standards, and provide visibility to stakeholders.
  • Provide regular updates to key stakeholders and management with regard to distribution center capacity constraints, transportation delays or other logistics-related issues.
  • Responsible for continuously assessing and anticipating internal and external risks such as capacity shortages, regulatory changes, and infrastructure, port, or carrier issues. Proactively develop plans to mitigate risk and ensure continuity of service.

Your profile

  • 10+ years of global logistics experience successfully managing end to end supply chain solutions including distribution/warehousing, inbound and outbound logistics, customs and compliance, carrier and provider contract negotiation.
  • 5+ years managing global logistics teams.
  • Experience with selecting, implementing and managing third-party logistics providers for warehousing and distribution, origin management, and customs brokerage.
  • Experience leading multiple warehouse transitions and greenfield operations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or equivalent degree and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of ERP systems and superior computer skills. 
  • Strong business relationships and understanding of IT systems.
  • Strong presentation and attention to detail skills are essential.
  • Fluency in English and German is a must

What we offer:

Ready to go on the ride of your life?

This role can not be performed remotely, please apply only if you are in Berlin or are willing to move to Berlin. No recruiters, headhunters, outsourcers or agencies.
German Autolabs