Logistics Specialist Vacancy at Dow Chemical Company

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

The Dow Chemical Company is looking for motivated candidates interested in the position of Logistics Specialist (m/f) to be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Job Description

The purpose of this job is to lead and provide technical support activity within the logistics, and ITO (International Trade Operations) work process for Dow, primarily across Western Africa. The role may be expanded to include responsibility for other parts of Africa.

The incumbent will report into and will work with the regional EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Dow Logistics team to ensure international trade operations, logistic supply and demand meets with business and customer requirements. Activity is both strategic and tactical in nature – 1 to 12 month time horizon, but can require operational support as well. Involvement in projects that have a longer horizon is possible.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Applies logistics system knowledge as required by the functional role
  • Resolve operational logistics issues and conflicts and escalate as appropriate
  • Track and monitor delivery performance (all modes of transport) in meeting customer needs
  • Develop network of alternatives (routes, service providers, ports) to provide to our businesses and customers as alternatives for deliveries to our customers in respective countries
  • Own and facilitate the Dow Logistics Material Flow Work Process implementation in the region
  • Represent Dow towards authorities on following topics (Advocacy): Logistics infrastructure, customs, regulations, safety and security
  • Support administrative activities in Dow’s ERP systems
  • Tracking of customer orders and delivery schedules
  • Coordinate logistics activities between company, customs, transporter, warehouse and terminals
  • Support supply chain operations initiatives through data analysis and implementation of action plans
  • Develop and implement the logistics work process an systems for the respective countries in the area
  • Participates and leads logistics related projects as determined by supply chain leader
  • Participates in implementation of business or functional initiatives that interface with logistics work processes
  • Develop and implement Service Provider Management process in respective countries
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for customs processes
  • Active research on duty saving opportunities, application for respective licenses and implementation of respective customs tools and processes
  • Guide, train and consult supply chain partners regarding customs requirements and trade compliance
  • Obtain necessary import, export or re-export licenses when required
  • Manage relationship with regional customs authorities, customs agents/service providers
  • Measure the performance of third parties (freight forwarders, carriers, surveyors, etc.) involved in the supply of import/export documentation for accuracy and timeliness and implement corrective actions where appropriate.
  • Stay up-to-date on new developments, follow up on changes, in the customs world, analyze implications for Dow, define required action/next steps and take necessary action to bring Dow in line with new requirements.
  • Identify assess and optimize the material and information flow across customer supply chains at a tactical or strategic level (inventory, logistics, productivity. Import/Export processes and customer focus).
  • Participate in identification of customer supply chain projects in consultation with the businesses.
  • Actively engage in projects and meetings and represent the ITO organization as the documentation specialist for the respective region
  • Act as a regional knowledge contact for ITO (international Trade Operations) and related logistics activities.
  • Active participation with Industry/Government forums.

Critical Competencies

  • Work experience: at least 2-3 years work experience in relevant Logistics and international trade environment
  • The critical competencies required for success are Interpersonal Effectiveness, Initiative, Team work and Supply Chain operations
  • Technical proficiency in the use of multiple computer applications and sound analytical skills are necessary
  • Problem solving skills
  • Identifies and pursues improvement opportunities within supply chain operations
  • Affinity with Customs and trade compliance processes
  • Learns and follows policies and procedures relating to safety, security, government regulations, and Responsible Care
  • Incorporates EH&S policies and procedures into problem solving and decision making, within department, project, team or third party activities
Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Qualification preferably in Logistics, Supply chain, International Trade, Science, Engineering or related field or
  • Significant experience in the Logistics/Supply Chain industry in a similar role would be preferable
  • Fluency in English is compulsory

Dow Offers

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
  • Employee stock ownership – and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Method of Application

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here now to apply

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