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Transportation Specialist

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles? and Careers!
The best chapters in Alabama?s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change ? It will wear a star.
MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles and the? ?C-Class for the North American market. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.
MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.
Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.? Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
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Purpose of the Position:
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the coordination/standardization of logistics activities of all Daimler entities within the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) regions as they relate to transportation of goods and services.
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Essential Functions:? (List all basic responsibilities related to the purpose of the position)
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? Determine the best transportation mode for each operation, plant, supplier and part.
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? Work toward continuous improvement to address delivery, quality and cost.
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? Develop routes/consolidation points with suppliers and carriers.
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? Prepare the scope of work for bidding transportation and other service.
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? Work with Daimler Procurement (SC/WTN) to select carrier and help negotiate the best service and cost solution.
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? Monitor shipments as the production level or mix changes, adjusting when necessary.
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? Develop and monitor plant budgets for transportation and other logistics services.
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? Planning and procurement of optimized freight solutions for MBUSI.
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? Execute the team?s goals and milestones including, but not limited to, re-design of the processes for tender planning and contract management for transportation logistics services.
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? Responsible for documenting and implementing compliant and efficient processes for planning and procurement of Daimler NAFTA transportation logistics network services in alignment with, but not limited to, Trucks/World Wide Transportation, International Procurement Services, Group Compliance, Legal, Daimler entities in NAFTA regions.
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? Support tenders with Daimler entities, including Mexico locations.
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? Provide information about status of project goals and milestones.
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Marginal Functions: (List responsibilities which are not essential, but may be required)
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? Review second tier transportation moves and incorporate with first tier to gain efficiencies.
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? Work with other Daimler business units to develop operation logistics synergies that result in an overall Daimler benefit.
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? Perform other duties as assigned.
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QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.
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Education: ??Bachelor?s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Business or a related area, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience
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Experience: A minimum of 3 years of work experience in an environment such as Purchasing, Logistics and Transportation
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Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:
? Must have participated in a project related to supply chain with positive results??????
? Experience with data organization, data scrubbing, and data management
? Strong analytical skills
? Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SAP
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Preferred Skills:
? Knowledge of transportation logistics processes and concepts
? Knowledge of vehicle manufacturing industry and logistics
? Spanish and/or German language skills
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