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Batteries Plus Bulbs Logistics Manager in Glendale, Wisconsin

Logistics Manager

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  • Logistics & Transportation - Distribution Center

  • Glendale, WI, USA

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  • Full Time

    Full-benefits package including medical/dental insurance options, PTO - Paid Time Off, 401(K) & match, health & wellness programs, gym discounts, pet insurance, tuition reimbursement program, employee discounts on merchandise, VTO- Volunteer Time Off, business casual office environment, and more!

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Logistics and Transportation Management? Experience with LTL, Parcel, and Air Freight for outbound domestically? Knowledge of inbound international Ocean Freight?

The Logistics Manager is a key part of our domestic and international vendor shipping and getting essential products to our stores and our customers nationwide. Located at the Batteries Plus Bulbs national distribution center in Glendale, WI, within the metro Milwaukee area, the Logistics Manager is responsible for freight utilization and management, program enhancements and optimization, compliance, P&L management, and people management of a small team of transportation and logistics professionals. Batteries Plus Bulbs is a growing national retailer with 700+ stores nationwide and has been acknowledged as an "essential business" and we have remained open to provide our customers with essential products during the current pandemic.

The ideal Logistics Manage r candidate will have 5+ years of related experience in Logistics, Supply Chain, or Transportation, a Bachelor's Degree, previous supervisory experience, and experience with a multi-shipper or Tier 1 / Tier 2 Transportation Management System (TMS). Additionally, the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization, the ability to provide program enhancements, and knowledge of current international vendor shipping changes and challenges are essential to this position. Does this sound like your next opportunity in your logistics and transportation management career?

Responsibilities :

  • Freight utilization and management including managing, directing, and monitoring transportation services

  • Utilize and update the Transportation Management System / TMS to route and optimize freight movements, manage carrier performance, and drive efficiencies

  • Meet with carrier representatives and evaluate performance

  • Facilitate and manage selection of transportation vendors, negotiation and maintenance of transportation contracts

  • Ensure HTS code management

  • Program enhancements and optimization

  • Provide reporting and analysis, benchmark and report on KPIs

  • Work cross-functionally to meet cost projections

  • Compliance including developing and implementing compliance plans and training regarding HAZMAT and Homeland Security shipping requirements and training

  • Resolve freight delays, carrier problems, or vendor issues

  • Provide leadership, coaching, training and development to support associates


  • 5+ years of related experience in Logistics, Supply Chain, or Transportation,

  • Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field

  • Experience with a multi-shipper or a Tier 1/Tier 2 Transportation Management System (TMS)

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with global shipping, with a focus on North America

  • Prior experience and knowledge of Ocean, LTL, Parcel, and Air Freight management

  • APICS Certification or willingness to pursue

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of logistics concepts, planning tools, and software (MRP, WMS, TMS)

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred

    A Bit About Us:

    Batteries Plus Bulbs is the nation's largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, phone repair and key fob replacement franchise with a nationwide network of over 720 stores. We work hard here at Batteries Plus Bulbs, and we have a lot of fun while we do it. Whether you work in our warehouse, one of our stores or at our corporate headquarters, our goal remains the same: to satisfy our customers, build trust and drive business, while nurturing our team and working to be experts in our fields. That's life at Batteries Plus Bulbs.

    Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran