Global Logistics Project Manager - DFS91121014 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

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Job Description

The Logistics project manager sits within the merchandising and supply chain department, specializing in logistics & supply chain processes and systems. The PM will act as a representative for the logistics & regulatory department in projects, including new business ventures, systems implementations and enhancements, as well as taking the lead on core logistics and supply chain projects. The PM leading the projects within these fields will need to work in collaboration with the logistics, regulatory, operations teams, as well as IT, technology partners and 3rd party logistics providers to deliver solutions that fits the business requirements. The PM will be responsible for conducting RFP/RFQ exercises, market research for logistics solutions, coordinate and drive the success of projects to be on time and within budget. The projects may range from a number of transport or warehousing related projects such as implementation of a warehouse management system or control tower, the relocation/opening of warehousing facilities or creating logistics budgets for new business ventures all with the goal of automating processes and bringing operational efficiency and visibility to the company.

Key Responsibilities:
Logistics/Supply Chain Project Management
• Gather requirements from business partners for the project (direct and indirect stakeholders) and foster a culture of cross-functional collaboration on project planning
• Plan, execute and deliver project activities according to timelines & business requirements
• Support the solution design and business requirements alongside our IT & Transformation team
• Document processes, glossary, training material and ensuring all stakeholders are updated
• Gate keeper of ensuring the systems, timelines & processes designs are conducive to the logistics operations and the operational teams are updated and engaged in the projects
• Creating budgets and conducting cost exercises for new projects. Creating capital expenditure documents for management approval and tracking project costs to ensure budgets are achieved.
• Conducting structured RFP/RFQ exercises and identify partnerships for 3PL, 4PL, transport services and freight forwarders.
• Work alongside internal logistics warehouses or 3PLs to deliver an efficient warehousing & transport solution for new business setups
• Represent the logistics department alongside business development to create logistics proposals & solutions for new business opportunities Current Logistics PM Projects
• Implementation of a control tower: setting a 4PL operation for the DFS international shipments
• Replacement of WMS; DFS has its logistics operations in-house and is looking to implement JDA WMS Business Process within warehouse to be reviewed and engineered based on JDA standard solution
• Core Logistics Projects 1. The relocation of an existing distribution center 2. Exploring warehouse automation, and conducting a global logistics footprint & infrastructure review to build the logistics of the future for DFS 3. New business setups in a number of countries

Key Requirements:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics or Supply Chain Management preferred. -Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area such as Engineering, Accounting, etc. may be substituted. Minimum 5 years of experience in logistics and supply chain, warehousing background is a plus. Exposure to projects and change management. Background in IT can be considered if it is within Supply Chain. Multi system knowledge (WMS, ERP and data repository) Fluency in English Strong competencies in management of teams, in logistic flows, stock control, security, and safety. Knowledge and experience with applying Quality Improvement Techniques. Six Sigma certification, APICs, Supply Chain Certification, and/or other professional certifications are a plus. Proficient in MS computer applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) required
• Must have strong communication skills, both oral and written.
• Approachable; good listening skills; open to ideas and suggestions.
• Collaborative, works well with teams
• Good problem solving skills using Quality Improvement methods.
• Quantitative and analytical skills
• Customer-focus
• Goal-oriented
• Able to work effectively under multiple deadlines.
• Proactive, and works with a sense of urgency