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Compass Minerals Logistics Manager in Overland Park, Kansas

Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature's challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K. Though the company’s history stretches back as far as 1844, Compass Minerals became a public company in December 2003. The company is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and Named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2015 and 2016, Compass Minerals’ mission is to be the best essential minerals company by delivering safely where and when it matters.

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Compass Minerals is committed to creating a workplace that respects and values the diversity of the people and communities around us and where employees can thrive and deliver high-performing, sustainable organizational success. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is grounded in our company’s Core Values and is explicitly demonstrated in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.

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*We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse employees with the necessary skills to shape an inclusive organization. We especially strive to hire, retain and promote employees with a diversity of attributes, backgrounds, experiences and skills, who think differently, have varying perspectives and can bring forward unique ideas and points of view. *

*Summary: * This position is responsible for managing Logistics Suppliers (primarily depots and transport carriers) for shipments to our customers and/or storage locations in the US market. Management of Logistics includes sourcing and negotiation of new agreements, managing Supplier performance, and ensuring Supplier capabilities are secured consistent with business requirements to deliver the lowest cost possible for the desired level of service.

The Logistics manager will serve as the primary focal point within the business to provide solutions, resolve problems and interface with the sales or other business unit or functional teammates for their assigned responsibilities.

There will be a strong focus on generating OE and cost avoidance, measuring and ensuring Supplier accountability, strengthening Supplier relationships, and improving efficiency of internal processes. Additionally, this role will have responsibility to ensure the agreements are in place timely, and are accurately in the systems to promote efficiency and effectiveness of accurate and timely transactions. This role is a key member of the Highway Logistics team.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities *include but are not limited to the following: (/Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)/

  • Source depots, leases, and carriers services consistent with Director of Logistics Hwy direction and company sourcing requirements. Ensure contracts are in place, in compliance, and timely.

  • Drive new OE results through various Logistics initiatives or solutions and supports other supply chain initiatives.

  • Ensures Logistics capabilities are current and in alignment with business and functional requirements;

  • Focal point for Logistics for defined areas, providing solutions, feedback for inquiries and resolving operating issues.

  • Use Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) software to tender and assign orders to carriers.

  • Provides necessary cost information for timely and efficient bidding.

  • Primary lead for Supplier relationships for assigned areas and ensures Suppliers have connectivity to business requirements/forecast.

  • Generates Supplier scorecards, reviews performance with Suppliers to ensure Supplier contribution and accountability. Nominates Supplier for service awards where appropriate.

  • Negotiates all rates and Supplier support information necessary for Suppliers into systems.

  • Identifies and eliminates waste from internal supply chain processes allowing for improved efficiencies and effectiveness.

  • Focal point to freight audit team to ensure that freight validation and payment are working satisfactory for the carriers and to ensure connectivity to development or electronic commerce initiatives.

  • Provides back up to other key Logistics members and performs other duties as assigned.

*Qualifications: */To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions./

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Education, Experience, PC Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or Logistics; or a minimum of 5-years’ experience working in Logistics, MBA a plus.

  • Familiarization with ERP/Business systems: Order Fulfillment and Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) is preferred.

  • Experience with Enterprise One strongly preferred.

  • Must have strong systems thinking.

  • Sufficient in MS Word, Power Point and Excel. Advanced skills in Excel or Access helpful.

*Competency: */To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate:/

_Advanced level of competency:_

*Problem Solving *- Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.

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Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.

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Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

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Enrolling & Influencing others - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.

_Moderate level of competency:_

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflow and procedures.

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Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

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Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

No relocation assistance provided

If candidate cannot be located at this level, consideration will be given to another level.

/Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes the best candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status./

If interested and qualified, please apply online at *www.CompassMinerals.com*

Job: *Logistics

Organization: *Salt

Title: Logistics Manager

Location: KS-Overland Park

Requisition ID: 1900007R