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Vice President, Global Logistics and Distribution

Company: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Location: Corona
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Estimated: $130,000 - $180,000 a year 1 day ago

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) Qualifications
    • Project management
    • Warehouse distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Microsoft Excel
    • E-commerce
    • Master of Business Administration Full Job Description Fender Musical Instruments Corp. is a Global company. Supply chain disruptions, transportation inflation, and global uncertainty defined the last few years of global logistics and distribution challenges. Despite these challenges, organizations anticipated, adapted, and worked diligently to mitigate ever evolving risks. With an already expansive global footprint, Fender continues to grow, evolve and develop new and creative ways to better service customers globally at ever increasing levels of service and operating efficiency.

      An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it's a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

      We are seeking an experienced, high-energy, outgoing and dynamic global logistics and distribution leader to become our VP, Global Distribution and Logistics, developing, leading and implementing global best practices and helping to evolve our global distribution network to better service customers around the world. In this role, you will be a key member of our Operations team based in Los Angeles, CA or Scottsdale, AZ, but with regular domestic and international travel (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc.). This role is a wonderful opportunity in one's career transform an organization as the market that we operate in continues to grow, evolve and transform.

      About the Job:
      Utilize Lean problem solving methodology to ensure effective partnering with global 3PLs
      Drive predictable productivity & business results while also ensuring efficient and effective operations of our warehouses, expanding e-commerce footprint and transportation partners.
      Own setting the standards and delivering overall business performance to optimize Fender's logistics, e-commerce and distribution strategy
      Provide strong leadership and specific direction to the global Operations team in the execution of top-level strategies, improvement priorities and the predictable delivery of other KPIs
      Ensure that business is conducted at all times with the highest standards of quality, integrity and efficiency
      Additional duties as assigned

      What you need:
      Minimum of 10 years of experience in Global Distribution/Logistics/Operations, preferably from automotive, consumer goods or musical instrument manufacturing companies.
      Substantial experience supporting logistics/distribution for a global e-commerce business.
      Substantial experience in manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, industrial engineering, product development engineering, quality systems, global sourcing, inventory control, logistics, ocean/ground transportation and distribution management within a global organization.
      Strong broad lean tool box with theoretical understanding and practical application. (VSM, 5S, SMED, SW, Kanban/Material Pull Systems, Variation Reduction (VR), Poke yoke, heijunka, Problem Solving, Lean Daily Management, 3P, etc.)
      Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, intellectual curiosity, and a critical thinker who can work through complex business issues and make decisions quickly. Competency in Productivity and Project Management Software applications including MS Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, etc.
      Experienced working with SAP and TMS systems, preferably having led or participated in global system implementations and/or integration projects and also with demand-based forecasting systems and replenishment planning and allocation tools.
      Demonstrated and effective partnership skills with 3PLs in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.
      Strong contract negotiation skills, persuasive techniques and ability to control costs
      Excellent organizational skills, teamwork, leadership development, lean/problem solving and communication capabilities.
      Articulate communicator with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively, cross-functionally in a global, matrixed business structure.
      Strong business acumen with both strategic skills and the ability to implement and execute.
      Highly collaborative and proactively engages colleagues from all relevant functions
      Extensive experience in logistics process design and implementation.
      Possessing both a results orientation and tireless work ethic-determined to meet and exceed targets and drive accountability throughout the Operations organization.
      Working knowledge of order, material, process, and transaction flow throughout the manufacturing and global logistics/distribution cycle.
      A bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or similar; an advanced degree such as an MBA is preferred.
      Impeccable integrity.
      And of course...a passion for music

      About Fender Musical Instruments:
      Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world's leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender -, Squier -, Gretsch -, Jackson -, EVH -, Charvel - and Groove Tubes -, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Keywords: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Corona , Vice President, Global Logistics and Distribution, Professions , Corona, California

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