• Logistics Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Updike Distribution Logistics provides innovative, cost-effective logistics services across virtually all realms of the supply chain spectrum. We have a unique capability to offer a full array of integrated, in-house logistics solutions, and we have the demonstrated skills to perform. Whether it involves public or contract warehousing, direct-to-store or direct-to-consumer order fulfillment, dedicated or line-haul transportation, and even residential delivery services, you can count on us. You can expect us to execute with a fundamental focus on efficiency and value, utilizing the principles of integrity and responsibility, in all that we do. At the end of the day, we exist to merely be an extension of our customers, and, as your entrusted partner, we stand resolute in achieving total success together.


    Our people help make up that success. Our team of extraordinary people has enabled us to grow and expand our reach, year after year, by making the collective, unwavering commitment to exceed the expectations of our customers each and every day. Simply put, our culture is purely one of service excellence.


    We are a team of highly motivated, fun, goal-oriented, bright individuals who continuously strive to offer our customers services to help meet their business goals and work toward building long-term partnerships. We need more people who share in that same philosophy. If you do, please continue to read about the awesome opportunity we have to offer another bright, fun, motivated individual.


    The Director of Logistics is responsible for the successful and efficient execution of Logistics and Brokerage Operations and provides strategic direction and hands-on leadership in all aspects of the Logistics division.

    • Develop and maintain a high performing team in the Logistics division: hire, support, lead and manage the team, individually and collectively. Provide training and guidance to team to develop market expertise in negotiating optimal profit margins
    • Manage and Direct the efforts of our Corporate Sales team and Market teams to achieve goals set forth
    • Provide flawless execution of Logistics services to our customer and assist as needed, participate in customer meetings and ensure compliance with all regulatory issues within the scope of service
    • Direct and supervise the scheduling of inbound/outbound shipments to ensure most economical utilization of carriers based on service parameters, interface with operations to resolve any problems associated with scheduling and dispatching
    • Ensure Logistics Department maintains expected or higher average gross margin, ensure incremental improvement that will meet our targets annually.
    • Ensure continual improvement of load count volume and maintain discipline with margins
    • Work directly with customers and drivers to arrange freight shipments, schedule transportation, resolve service issues, compile driver paperwork and secure profitable loads
    • Develop and implement innovative Logistics programs and initiatives that support the strategies that contribute to the company’s financial success by utilizing the proper tools, knowledge base, best practices and hands-on understanding of the business and functional areas
    • Develop and manage projects from concept to implementation that have high-value impact on the overall success of the Logistics Division


    • High degree of familiarity with transportation and supply chain operations and processes
    • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong analytical and financial skills
    • Excellent communication, organizational, project management skills
    • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
    • Solid DOT knowledge and understanding
    • Experience in scheduling and route analysis
    • Adaptable to business demands with demonstrated problem-solving ability
    • Bachelor’s degree required or a minimum of 7 years related experience
    • Minimum of 6 years 3PL, Brokerage or Freight Management experience


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