Shakopee MN

PRODUCTION: Assistant Logistics Manager

Job Description

The Assistant Logistics Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and monitoring the storage and distribution of goods. The person hired for this position will supervise and coordinate the activities of employees working in shipping and receiving, material handling, and packaging.



  • Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation, and customer services
  • Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, and customers
  • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs, and efficiency
  • Arrange warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes, and process shipments
  • Supervise, coach, train, and delegate warehouse workforce
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy, and timeliness targets
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities of material handling department employees
  • Recognize, diagnose, and solve problems
  • Oversee incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments
  • Maintain various files and records – both computerized and hard copy files
  • Contribute to a positive atmosphere of cooperation, productivity, and loyalty to the organization
  • Responds proactively to performance concerns, discipline, and employee complaints
  • Develops and maintains a clean and safe working environment for self and employees
  • Consistently maintains an acceptable level of productivity in the department
  • Delivers excellent customer service at all times with both external and internal customers
  • Coordinate with other departments
  • Follow safety rules and keep clean/orderly work area
  • Comply with laws, regulations, and ISO requirements
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned




  • Record of successful distribution and logistics management
  • Previous experience as a manager, supervisor, coordinator, or relevant position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of packing, shipping, and receiving methods
  • Experience in industry procedures, costs, and terms
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to supervise multiple projects
  • Ability to count various items with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to effectively use international shipping methods
  • Schedule all production distribution
  • Selection of carriers and third-party services
  • Ability to negotiate third party contracts and rates
  • Reviews and analyzes budgets, expenditures, and operations
  • Determines the need for expansion of routes and schedules
  • Tracks and reports shipment results
  • Develops and manages logistics KPIs
  • Develops and documents standard operating procedures
  • Analyzes the financial impact of logistics changes, routings, shipping modes, etc.
  • Designs, assesses, and implements new strategies and initiatives
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflicts and maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
  • Ability to train, develop, and coach employees in and outside own department
  • Ability to measure employee performance and perform follow-up/feedback
  • Strong computer skills to effectively use SAP and Microsoft Office
  • Proficient use of standard logistic software
  • Good math skills (standard and metric)
  • Basic knowledge of hand tools and power tools
  • Ability to follow work instructions accurately
  • Ability to do accurate work at a rapid pace
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others
  • Have attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to proficiently read and write in English
  • Ability to follow all safety rules

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