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Manager - Logistics - Full Time

Pilot Freight Services - Northlake, IL


Posted on 05/11/21 (Ref: ILAyYuK26k)

Manager - Logistics - Northlake, IL - Pilot Freight Services

Pilot Freight Services seeks a full-time Logistics Manager to work at our Northlake IL, location to be the key driver of all major target opportunities for national and larger local customers. Position plans, develops, costs, implements, assists in Sales development and manages Logistics Projects. This position identifies external and internal candidates for hiring and advancement within the department. Candidates can be domiciled anywhere near a major airport.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Consults with management and project team leads/members to determine implementation scope
and dates
- Produce and maintain project plans for all levels of implementation tasks necessary to meeting the
project scope including across the organization resource coordination
- Responsible for providing updates to Management and all project team leads/members on project
status
- Work with the project teams to identify and resolve issues around project related items that
potentially jeopardize any of the project dates identified
- Manage the project team resources including internal and external resources to ensure tasks are
kept on track and completed in the required timelines
- Conduct, document and publish minutes for regular project team meetings to ensure the teams are
focused and on track with activities and schedules
- Use each and every project assign to his or her responsibility to build a culture of efficient and
effective Project Management within the organization throughout all business areas
- Assist with the development of a Project Management Office for Pilot
- Assist in developing project management skills and techniques within additional staff
- Develop a Project Costing mechanism to assign costs to internal resources (staff and other) to
produce realistic budgets and costs for projects
- Assist with preparing and providing necessary project information to support the Pilot Freight
Services IT strategy
- Maintain effective communication with all areas within Pilot Freight Services
- Work with cross function organization teams to ensure the coordination of resources for
technology projects and that all services have needed information regarding the implementation of
technology
- Other duties as assigned

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES
  • Strong technical abilities, ability to research and solve problems with little to no guidance
  • Must have routing and operations experience
  • Must have warehouse and WMS system experience
  • Must be self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Results orientation with the ability to balance many projects with other business considerations
  • Well-developed interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent presentation skills to high-level audience
  • Proven ability to produce results in an environment that requires a strong independent work ethic with little supervision and a drive for results
  • Proficient in Microsoft products
  • Friendly and approachable personality
  • Must be motivated and adaptable

EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Greater in Logistics (5 years experience in lieu of degree)
  • High school diploma or equivalent required

EXPERIENCE
  • 4+ years management experience in freight
  • 4+ years experience in Sales Experience
  • 4+ years experience in Logistics Experience and Management

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is a hybrid position which can require extensive clerical and administrative time sitting at a desk on a computer, and sometimes extensive physical labor based on the current demands on the department. Position requires regular air travel, potentially sitting in a cramped environment for several hours or changing planes in busy terminals during peak times with minimal gate-change time.

TRAVEL:
  • Yes generally 80-100%

Manager - Logistics - Northlake, IL - Pilot Freight Services


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