Logistics and Distribution Director

Date: May 1, 2022

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Logistics and Distribution Director Next possible start date | Harvey

Your Responsibilities:

The job will be responsible for setting and executing the strategy for Fuchs Corps logistics and distribution programs to drive service improvements to our customers and optimize cost. The Director of Logistics and Distribution will lead our warehouse teams and drive optimization in location, operations and advancing the company in technology to improve efficiency and cost. This role will also be responsible for the relationships, risk and financial management of all distribution partners, suppliers and 3PLs including the selection and onboarding of any new ones as business needs dictate.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership to manage, lead and direct the Fuchs Corp, logistics and distribution team to optimize operations, drive efficiency and improve processes with new concepts and experience to make logistics and distribution a competitive advantage.
  • Recommend, develop, and deploy opportunities for distribution and logistics cost reductions, risk management, and service improvements.
  • Supporting the P&L through concepts that optimize ways to store and transport goods, warehouse goods to improve budget costing positions.
  • Manage key logistics and distribution partners, managing supplier relationship management to ensure long term success and distribution.
  • Manage RFP process for logistics and distribution partners, including awarding business, implementation, and internal change management.
  • Develop and maintain KPI’s to drive continuous improvement in the areas of transportation, including on time in full delivery, freight cost management, fuel cost management, internal over the road freight teams.
  • Team up with procurement to oversee negotiation of distribution partners and 3PL contracts and services.
  • Responsible for the daily operations of the logistics department, distribution department, as we as demonstrating the ability to be a strategic partner to help foster the company progress towards our Fuchs2025 vision.
  • Collaborate with internal departments including information technology, engineering, and operations to drive advanced technologies to increase efficiency and effectiveness of product movement and handling.


Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Transportation, Logistics, Distribution, Supply Chain or Business, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous managerial experience in logistics and/or distribution management
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Strong knowledge of logistics and distribution / supply chain.
  • Successful track record in leading senior level strategic initiatives.
  • Effectivel communicator with strong relationship building skills at all levels in the organization.
  • Strong negotiation skills.


These are your benefits:

Fuchs offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. 


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).

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