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Senior Manager International Logistics

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Date: Apr 15, 2019

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman is seeking a Senior Manager of International Logistics to improve our International operations as we continue to expand our business.  This position is responsible for leading the International Logistics operations and support the import of product throughout the worldwide Dorman Products network.  The candidate will be business savvy, with the ability to self-educate to keep current in the evolving International Logistics arena.  This person will be comfortable conversing with every level of the organization, building organizational relationships with the many internal customers while working collaboratively to reach resolution.  The ability to understand the trade-offs associated with Supply Chain decisions and understand the complexities of performing business internationally will be critical.


This position will:

  • 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 (approx 350 suppliers across 20 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, taking into account 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 needed or 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 as a percentage of purchases, on time performance, accessorials, utilization, volume etc
  • 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)
  • Provide leadership and support to direct reports by motivating, evaluating and developing them for future growth.  Establish a working environment that encourages knowledge sharing, relationship building and innovation.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8-10 years of supply chain experience with a medium size ($500K to $2B dollar company) including 6+ years of international logistics and distribution experience.
  • Experience working with NVOs, ocean carriers, drayage companies, freight forwarders and customs house brokerage firms.
  • Experience working within an SAP environment a plus
  • Knowledge of import trade compliance a plus



  • Business process re-engineering, with a passion for looking at current processes and systems and identifying the path forward
  • Strong working relationships with cross functional partners
  • High energy
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Passion to succeed and a passion for the business
  • Self-starter
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Exceptional problem solving, excel and analytical proficiencies
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Results orientation


Physical Requirements

Capability to lift 50 pounds. Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach, swivel, carry items from one building to another, and speak and actively listen.  Noise level is usually moderate.




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

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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