Philips Logisctic & Transportation Specialist in Panama, Ciudad de, Panama

Purpose of the position within the department

Global transportation management takes care of the transport infrastructure to ensure that all Philips product will reach the customers within the contractual agreed lead times, at the most cost effective service, un-damaged and at the correct destination.

The role’s purpose is to manage, drive, support and execute

  • Manage the SC end-to-end in terms of transportation planning & execution,

  • Proactive daily monitoring of all shipments,

  • In case of missed mile stones, tracking of the shipment and drive the corrective actions to ensure recovery of shipment and a timely delivery,

  • Optimize operations across the regions securing capacity leverage with carriers/freight, forwarders including service provider lane allocation,

  • Control and driving cost optimization initiatives,

  • Ensure timely cargo visibility,

  • Implement and drive global logistics processes standardization,

  • Proactive communication with BG’ , Markets SC personal and Service Providers

Key Areas of Responsibility

Operational management of global shipments for Philips HT.

  • Shipment coordination: manage shipment planning coordination and in-transit activities such as:

  • Update of actuals vs. planned in case of deviations (e.g. pallets, weights, dimensions, products, cost etc.),

  • Destination customs arrival coordination (completeness of documentation and pieces/ship units),

  • Cross-dock and multi leg coordination, manage shipment visibility,

  • Execution and re-planning in the event of exceptions/disruptions in planned shipments,

  • Interface with Service Providers (carriers, Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers),

  • Identify optimal route opportunities (e.g. x-dock assigned location, port of entry). Evaluate alternatives and select optimum routing and carrier based on pre-planned forecast data.

Relevant knowledge & experience

Bachelor degree in Supply Chain with focus on Logistics/Transportation.

Relevant experience in the transport world; either as shipper or as carrier or Freight Forwarder.

Expert level in MS office applications, SAP and TMS knowledge.

Mandatory: English