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We Are Hiring:
Logistics Teamlead

This is a Permanent, Full-Time Post,
Siegen, Germany

The sky’s the limit for your career at Microdrones. So: take to the skies with us – choose challenge over routine! Microdrones is an expanding, innovative company with branches in Germany, the US, Canada, China, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

Energetic. Innovative. Adventurous. Perceptive. Future oriented. Sound like you? Then we’ve got the right job for you! Microdrones offers a unique opportunity to work for an industry-leading company in a dynamic environment. Join us on our journey in the rapidly-growing aerospace industry with its infinite growth potential – become a Microdrones professional!

We are looking for an experienced logistics professional who is looking forward to joining a fast-growing high technology company with strong logistics needs to support its continued high-pace growth. As part of the solution it offers, the company designs and delivers high technology hardware products out of 3 regions of production (USA, Germany and China).

This position is the right opportunity for you if you are seeking for the next step in your career! We are looking for someone with the right mindset who wants to develop into an international teamleading position and take on more responsibility. A great chance to bring in already gained experience and to develop internationally!

The Logistics Teamlead will be responsible for all logistics activities of the business of the company, from shipping final products and spare parts (some of which are subject to hazardous good regulations) to customers all-over-the-world, including packing the products for shipments, running export control checks, applying for export control licenses (if any), preparing customs paperwork and complying with customs formalities to contracting forwarding services and resolving any import / export customs clearance issue. 

The Logistics Teamlead will have responsibility for a team spread across the 3 regions of production. Half of this team is currently part of the Production Function and essentially deals with physical logistics tasks while the other is currently part of the Shipping Function and focuses on administrative and regulatory aspects of Logistics

It is expected that the volumes of products to be shipped or returned from customers’ location will significantly increase in the course of 2020 due to transformational commercial actions taken by the company and the Logistics Teamlead is expected to design and implement processes necessary for enabling the company to absorb the upcoming volume increase and execute flawlessly on the logistics activities and build the appropriate logistics team. 

What to expect from us:
  • An innovative, growing, international company with many exciting tasks
  • Flexible working hours and decentralized work
  • A competitive salary and company pension
  • A great team and an exciting product
YOUR TASKS and responsibilties:

The Logistics Teamlead is a newly created position overseeing activities currenly performed by 2 distinct functions (Production and Purchasing/Shipping). It is expected that the concentration of all these activities under the leadership of the Logistics Teamlead will generate significant efficiencies that are today currently out of reach due to having people from different teams handle these activities.

Practically speaking, below is a sample list of tasks that the Logistics Teamlead (with the support of his/her team) will be expected to perform:

  • Lead a small team of professionals spread across the globe
  • Work closely with several business leaders in our company, primarily Production (e.g., to enable seamless transfer of goods to and from Production), Purchasing (e.g., to avail of reliable, responsive and cost effective forwarders and customs brokers) and Sales (e.g., to meet customers’ delivery expectations)
  • Design and implement processes to enable secure global spare parts shipments, determine global storage solutions and locations and anticipate the spare parts fulfillment by following global production planning
  • Prepare the necessary documents for export control checks and customs clearances
  • Ship products in time to meet delivery plan and customer expectations
  • Prepare and submit applications for export licenses
  • Resolve any customs issue
  • Develop knowledge about export and import requirements of new markets (e.g., South East Asia, Central Africa, etc.)
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
  • Comply with laws and regulations (in particular in the area of legal compliance and export control) and ISO requirements
YOUR profile and SKILLS:
  • Proven working experience in the logistics field, preferably in an international logistics company or online marketplace 
  • Outstanding ability to work with other business leaders and develop solutions to cross-functional issues
  • Long time experience with shipping (dangerous) goods internationally
  • Record of successful distribution and logistics management
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and develop staff
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
  • Fluent in English; German is an advantage

Microdrones stands for diversity and equal rights. None of the above expressions should be discriminatory in terms of age, sex, ancestry, religion, belief or experience. We confirm that we are pleased to accept all applications from candidates of any age, gender, ancestry, religion, belief or experience.

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