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Director, Production Logistics Services

Title:   Director, Production Logistics Services

Company:  One of the world’s leading aerospace companies

Relationship: Reports to the Vice President, Manufacturing and Operations.

Key Responsibilities: The Director, Production Logistics Services will develop capabilities and materials management/logistics initiatives and goals to support future production growth over a multi-year horizon, and will be responsible for supply chain processes and infrastructure.  Other duties include: building and maintaining relationships with relevant business unit executives and suppliers in order to meet the company’s strategic direction and future needs; and managing a staff of approximately 1250 supply chain and logistics personnel.

More specifically, the Director, Production Logistics Services will:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of materials management and logistics strategies that will support the company’s short-term objective of achieving a 57+ rate by 2019 within their current footprint, as well as support all future growth.
  • Develop a vision that creates differentiated capabilities for the company and also ensures long-term delivery of a consistent materials management /logistics for all key products and services, providing the organization with a competitive advantage in cost, quality and functionality.
  • Build and enhance the company’s overall materials management/logistics capabilities (processes, structure, and technologies).
  • Work with relevant departments to set clear objectives and timelines.
  • Evaluate the existing team to ensure staff (both quality and quantity) is positioned to meet future business needs.
  • Pull the team together to function as a cohesive, high-performing team.
  • Approach materials management /logistics with a different lens, creating strategies that allow the organization to quickly move to a point where they can process larger amounts of inventory in smaller footprints.
  • Ensure continuous improvement continues to be a company priority.
  • Constantly seek opportunities to achieve operational excellence through streamlining processes, reducing costs, policy changes and implementing “best in class” business processes.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant business unit executives and suppliers to meet the company’s strategic and future needs.
  • Immediately be perceived as a subject matter expert in materials management/logistics and, and a collaborative member of the supply chain leadership team.


  • At least ten years of best in class experience across all aspects of the materials management/logistics function to include sourcing and procurement, warehousing operations, inventory/materials management, distribution/logistics, order administration, safety, and data and information management.
  • Demonstrated success leading a large materials management/logistics organization, with a key focus on safety, compliance with company and regulatory rules and regulations.
  • Stays current on market trends, emerging technologies, potential supply interruption threats and cost dynamics.  Adjusts strategic direction accordingly.
  • At least five years of experience working for an industry-leading manufacturer, automotive supplier or distribution organization with revenues of at least $5 billion.
  • Has managed teams of at least 300 and has the managerial courage to provide balance and oversight to a large team.
  • At least five years of management and leadership experience in operations or materials management.
  • Has built best-in-class, high performance teams by creating a fast-paced and rigorous environment that attracts, develops, and retains top talent.
  • Interacts and influences at the highest levels of an organization.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills at all levels within the organization.
  • Is viewed as a highly credible thought partner across the organization.
  • Continuously establishes clear goals and uses data and metrics to achieve best-in-class results and business goals.
  • Thrives in environments undergoing transformation and growth.  High tolerance for change and ambiguity. High EQ (“Emotional Quotient”) as well as IQ.
  • Has played a key role in the creation of a world-class materials management/logistics function, ensuring long-term delivery of a consistent and cost-effective supply for all key products and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive operational improvements. 


Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or advanced degree preferred.    


The selected candidate will receive an attractive compensation package consisting of base salary, bonus, and RSUs, along with a comprehensive benefits plan.