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Waters Senior Global Transportation Manager in Milford, Massachusetts

Waters Corporation is currently seeking a Senior Global Transportation Manager to join our Global Distribution and Logistics (GDL) organization to support our operations globally. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to drive the optimization of global distribution and logistics, implement enterprise solutions and influence Waters' strategies.

Senior Global Transportation Manager will drive value for Waters by controlling costs, delivering service excellence for our customers, and strategizing optimization and continuous improvement opportunities throughout the global distribution and logistics network. This includes managing and building strong relationships with carriers, our logistics staff, and managing & leveraging our 3rd party transportation providers. Candidate should be logistics subject matter expert (SME) to support of key corporate strategic initiatives and transportation/logistics network strategy development. This position will be in the Milford, MA site.

  • Analyze & develop a transportation strategy based on changing business needs to optimize Waters’ supply chain activities (e.g. cost reduction, service enhancements, strategic partnerships and customer collaborations, continuous improvement opportunities)

  • Work collaboratively and foster strong work relationships within the organization including Sales, Customer Experience, Warehousing & Inventory, Sourcing, and Planning

  • Engage new transportation vendors to meet new business needs and growth expectations

  • Demonstrated ability to obtain, analyze and execute on continuous improvement opportunities in a fast-paced environment

  • Partner and collaborate with manufacturing sites regarding transportation provider enhancements including reviewing inbound transportation guidelines

  • Manage Waters global relationships with all transportation providers as a part of GDL’s overall strategy, transformation, and structure

  • Provide GDL interface with Indirect Sourcing for Transportation Category Management and drive a high level of collaboration to best optimize spend globally

  • Provide global supplier management driving Monthly/Quarterly/Annual business reviews for increased performance

  • Research, track and communicate industry trends, best practices, applicable indices, and competitive offerings to identify opportunities for innovation, competitive advantage, and increased profitability

  • Oversee implementation activities, assess, and mitigate potential risks, evaluate project successes and failures and drive process changes to improve future projects

  • Keep current with the latest transportation industry trends, technology, and system

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, logistics or technical studies; Graduate degree a plus

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in distribution and logistics

  • Experience in a managerial role with a logistics service provider or the logistics organization of a manufacturing company in a professional equipment sector

  • Experience with the use of Lean tools, e.g. PCDA, visual management, structured problem solving, Hoshin, is high desired

  • A strong ability to handle data to create analyses for decisions and meaningful reports and presentations (Excel, Power BI)

  • Self-starter; must be responsible, reliable, self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision

  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written plus an ability to adjust communication style to different audiences as required

  • Must be able to interact with a wide range of people – from customers to department leaders, from shop floor to the Executive Committee

  • Experience with financial processes: budgeting, reporting, analysis of results

  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP and planning concepts

  • Experience with RFQ/RFPs a plus

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.




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Company Name: Waters Division

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Street: 34 Maple Street

Key Words: Transportation Logistics Distribution Supply Chain