Position: Logistics Analyst
Department: Logistics (Inbound)
Travel (%): 5% (as needed)
This is an exciting opportunity to join the inbound logistics department at Dorel Sports, one of the largest bike companies in the world. In any given day, the inbound logistics department oversees thousands of import shipments for the Dorel Sports Segment ranging from bikes, ebikes, electric ride-ons, and parts and accessories. In this position, you will focus on import logistics planning for Cycling Sports Group Inc. (CSG), which owns such bike brands as Cannondale & GT. In addition, the position will complement logistics shared services for Dorel Sports, LLC and Pacific Cycle Inc. shipments. This position requires planning, organization, and detailed & timely communication between Supply Chain partners to make sure vendor shipments are delivered to customers on-time. Daily challenges present themselves as you are dealing with a wide variety of customer processes.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Inbound Freight management
Manage international express shipments, international air freight shipments, ocean Less than Container Load shipments and ocean Full Container Load shipments
Utilize corporate air freight quote system & ocean LCL rate matrixes to verify the most time effective and cost efficient mode of transportation
Maintain air freight SOP to enable other team members to execute air freight independently
Mentor and knowledge share air freight experiences with other team members
Audit and approve express, air, and ocean carrier invoices for accuracy against set contract and service rates.
Ensure accurate billing of Express Accounts and resolve any billing issues
Assist buyers, planners, product managers, and Marketing & Sales Departments with import logistics functions as required (samples/shows).
Facilitate incoming shipments with inbound logistics coordinators at distribution centers to minimize delays in receiving product and minimize demurrage and per diem charges.
Communicate via multiple channels with CSG Procurement offices in Connecticut & Taiwan, to ensure there are proper information & project hand offs between Procurement and Logistics departments.
Manage Import Logistics processes for CSG POE-DDP accounts or CSG Direct Import accounts
Communicate booking procedures to new vendors and reinforce booking rules with new vendors
Coordinate domestic shipments from vendor to warehouse (outside of forwarder system)
Coordinate sample shipments from vendor to warehouse (outside of forwarder system)
Dangerous Goods Import Compliance
Responsible for dangerous goods import compliance process for air, ocean, ground and multi-model
Responsible for maintaining accurate product UN codes in SAP material masters and Purchase Orders
Regularly audit import shipments for DG compliance
Import Logistics Process for Dangerous Goods documented and communicated to internal departments affected (Quality, Product, Customer Service)
Arrange annual DG training for Import Department with 3rd party training companies
Maintain DG SOPs and training guides to enable other team members to execute DG shipments correctly and independently
Mentor and knowledge share dangerous goods experiences with other team members
Educate vendors to prepare accurate shipping documents and carton markings
Manage daily emails from vendors pertaining to testing documents and dangerous goods documents as it relates to specific shipments
Follow Dangerous Goods shipping regulations
Inbound Data Management
Download EDI 856 ship notification information from forwarder into SAP daily and transfer all shipping files from web portal to Pacific/CSG shared drive.
Ensure all EDI 856 download errors are resolved within 72 hours of EDI receipt or resort to manual entry of shipment information
Audit daily the accuracy of inbound container data between SAP EDI download, booking agents in-transit report, and factory invoices and packing lists
Resolve discrepancies between SAP EDI download, booking agents in-transit report, and factory invoices & packing lists, 10 days before vessel arrival in North America
Create and update in-transit data in SAP as needed, for operational planning and FTZ compliance (Foreign Trade Zone)
Provide feedback on data integrity to forwarder/booking agent and customs broker
Provide feedback on data integrity to vendors regarding on-line bookings with forwarder/booking agent
Collaborate with CSG Procurement Team to provide upstream visibility of factory ship dates in SAP, which will then drive container forecast accuracy for ocean carriers and distribution centers
Responsible for creating and reporting weekly shipping forecast to internal and external departments.
Responsible for improving container forecast accuracy by providing feedback to factories & Procurement Departments
Work with Supply Planning to monitor new POs/Sales Orders/Forecasts for potential new factories, shipping origins, and shipping destinations
Audit container quantities monthly to ensure accurate data parameters for container forecasting
Create and provide container forecast reports as feedback to vendors, to improve logistics planning
Maintain current vendor master import information in SAP (maintain vendor manufacturing addresses, transit times, as well as email and EDI outputs in SAP)
Receive, analyze, and enter changes in SAP, such as warehouse ETAs, based on delays or advances in shipments
Achieve basic understanding of CSG, Dorel Sports, and PCG SAP process and how intransit data drives product availability
Support Dorel Sports Logistics Specialist role with shipping projects like ASN and UCC label projects for customers
Customs Import Compliance
Ensure vendors are providing booking agents, forwarders, and customs brokers with shipping documents in timely manner, to ensure timely customs clearance and customs compliance
Audit customs broker and vendor to ensure correct HTS codes are assigned to customs clearances and factory invoices
Issue non-compliance chargebacks to vendors
Follow and comply with Foreign Trade Zone and CTPAT compliance processes
Assist with Bonded Export Shipments as needed
Assist with any FTZ export data needed for duty drawback processes
Other Duties Assigned