Logistics Specialist - South Bend, IN

South Bend, IN
Reference No: WD-0003711

What's the role?

The role of Logistics Specialist, Distribution, assists in the improvement of the department in order to achieve company goals in service and sales. The position may include rotation and/or interfacing with sales, customer service, distribution, repair, transportation, materials management, controlling, repair, and other areas at Hilti North America (HNA) headquarters. This is a developmental position to gain bandwidth in logistics distribution repair management, transport functionality, process integration, reporting, procurement, and inventory control.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

Plan, purchase and distribute up to 8,000 inventory items
Provide logistics support to 1,300 sales personnel
Support cost containment initiatives to control $24 million Logistics operational expenditures (OPEX)
Assist management in operations, resource supervision and process improvements
Additional duties, as assigned
Assist Distribution Center Manager in all aspects of his/her job including, but not limited to:

Efficient and accurate receiving
Team development, recruiting, and coaching
Reduce inventory loss by increasing accuracy, and damage control
Efficient and accurate order processing
Facilitate completion of Continuous Improvement Projects
Resources planning and allocations
Annual Operations Budget
Support implementation of best practices and policies
Implementation of LEAN principles

Our logistics operation is special because we own our whole supply chain, something that’s almost unique for a company of our size.

What do we offer?

We’ll give you everything you need to excel in your role, including ongoing training and lots of responsibility from the start. In return for your exceptional performance and consistent results, you’ll receive one-to-one career mentoring, as well as exciting opportunities domestically and internationally.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with little or no construction experience. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, required; focus in Logistics, Management, Purchasing or related field
Minimum zero (0) to three (3) years’ Logistics experience
Strong Microsoft Office PC skills (i.e.: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and decision-making skills
High customer focus with demonstrated willingness to take extra steps to satisfy internal and external customer requirements
Demonstrated communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
Comfortable working with strict deadlines
Detail oriented; follow up and organizational skills, required
Working knowledge of warehouse equipment
SAP knowledge, preferred
Lean/Six sigma knowledge, preferred

Working Conditions:

Combination of normal office conditions and distribution environment:
Up to 25% of domestic travel

Adverse Working Conditions:

Erratic temperature control (hot in summer, cold in winter)
Occasional Distribution equipment/materials handling

Physical Requirements:

Occasional heavy lifting of 50 + lbs.

Safety Equipment Required:

Must observe and abide by any and all safety regulations as required by Hilti and Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
Must wear steel toe boots, safety glasses, safety vest, and other safety equipment, as required

Hilti, Inc is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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