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Director, International Logistics

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman is looking for a Director, International Logistic to join our growing team!  In this new role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for leading the day to day International Logistics operations and supporting the importation of product throughout the worldwide Dorman Products network. The ability to understand the trade-offs associated with Supply Chain decisions and understand the complexities of performing business internationally will be critical. This person will be comfortable conversing with every level of the organization, building organizational relationships with the many internal customers (especially with Procurement, Trade Compliance, Supply Chain, Logistics and DC Operations) while working collaboratively to reach resolution.  The candidate will be business savvy, with the ability to self-educate to keep current in the evolving International Logistics arena. 


Primary Duties

  • Manage the day-to-day international operations and Trade Partners (ocean freight, drayage, brokers, freight forwarders, air freight etc.) associated with flowing product from Dorman’s supplier base (approximately 350 suppliers across 15 countries) to our North American Distribution centers
  • Understand and manage the trade-offs between costs, service and inventory associated with various flow paths (transload, CFS, North American ports of entry, port to port/port to door etc.). Create the strategy for importing product throughout the Dorman supply chain network, considering service requirements, cost models, flow path optimization tools, customs and compliance, and replenishment needs.
  • Work with Trade Partners in pursuit of continuous process improvement, enhancing reporting, visibility, data integrity, SOP etc.  Create / maintain policies or procedures for logistics activities as required.
  • Communicate with foreign based Dorman offices, Suppliers and forwarders for timely booking and shipment communications.
  • Stay abreast of market conditions (ocean freight, domestic drayage/trucking, international airfreight) and best practices to develop and execute strategies to flow product in the most economical manner.
  • Be accountable for KPIs associated with International Logistics, including cost, on time performance, accessorial, lead time container utilization and volume.
  • Work effectively with cross functional partners (e.g. procurement/supply chain and the distribution centers) to develop and execute end-to-end logistics strategies and manage the day to day
  • Assist in negotiating and managing contracts associated with the International Supply Chain (ocean, drayage, brokers, freight forwarders).  Lead carrier management activities for international Trade Partners.
  • Provide leadership and support to team by motivating, evaluating and developing them for future growth.  Establish a working environment that encourages knowledge sharing, relationship building and innovation.


Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, logistics or business preferred
  • 8+ years of supply chain experience with $500K to $3B dollar company
  • 6+ years of international logistics, freight forwarding and distribution experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing logistics Trade Partners and carriers
  • Demonstrated ability to map and analyze processes from a lean perspective, integrating the system, data, reporting and process components into an efficient operating model
  • Experience working within an SAP environment a plus





Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Candidates must pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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