Sr. Director Global Distribution Logistics

at Danaher Corporation in Richmond, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges. At Leica Biosystems, our vision is to advance cancer diagnostics and improve lives.

Position Summary

The Sr. Director, Global Distribution & Logistics for Leica Biosystems is responsible for driving operational performance across the logistics and distribution functions, with interfaces to the commercial sales organization, manufacturing sites, our global supply chain planning teams as well as Trade Compliance, Regulatory and Quality control functions. This role will also be responsible for developing and executing a global fulfilment strategy, which will drive optimal customer experience, reduce operations costs and improve working capital turns.

This position will be located in the USA at our Richmond, Illinois site which includes Manufacturing and Global Distribution operations.

Major Responsibilities

You will be a part of the GSC Leadership Team and will report to the VP Operations and Global Supply Chain.

You will have responsibility for:

+ The execution of warehouse and logistics operations to fulfill customers daily requirements.

+ Regulatory compliance within logistics and distribution operations.

+ This includes compliance to FDA regulations and other similar governing organizations, Dangerous Goods, Trade Compliance.

+ Trade operations responsibilities for import and export processing.

+ Developing business plans for future investments and necessary business changes.

+ Responsible for developing and managing logistics and distribution annual budgets.

+ Implementing regional logistics platform improvements such as FAP, WMS, TMS and real-time tracking solutions.

If you thrive in a dynamic role and want to work to build a world-class Supply Chain organization-read on.

In this role, you will have responsibility for:

+ Management of inbound and outbound logistics, 3PL contracts, distribution and trade operations globally.

+ Manage P&L for freight and distribution costs.

+ Establish a regional distribution strategy and ensure successful implementation and sustainment of process improvements.

+ Drive continuous improvement in quality, service and cost year over year.

+ Be part of the build out and transfer into a new distribution center servicing North America.

Required Education, Experience, Skills

+ Bachelor’s minimum, Master of Science, Master of Supply Chain and/or MBA preferred.

+ 10 to 15 years global transportation, logistics and distribution management.

+ Experience in large scale successful change management execution, distribution center transfers.

+ Experience in carrier and 3PL negotiation, contract and SLA management.

+ Familiarity with cost management and accounting related to supply chain functions (FAP, Accrual processes, P&L reporting).

+ Lean/Six Sigma

Desired Education, Experience, Skills

+ Knowledge of best practice distribution, logistics and trade compliance processes

+ Project management, project implementation processes

Travel: 25%

Language: English

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here ( .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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Job Posting: JC241446444

Posted On: Jun 05, 2023

Updated On: Jul 27, 2023

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