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Associate Manager, APAC International Freight

Req # JR - 071030 Location Singapore, , Singapore Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 05/23/2022

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission.

  • Responsibilities

    • Responsible for managing 1 FTE performance and capability uplift. Providing guidance to the subordinate to support day-to-day operational issues such as shipment fulfilment and capacity promptly.
    • Be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for freight related topics and main point of contact for freight escalations and internal consultational advice.
    • Lead Global projects assigned to APAC and play the Project Leader role for APAC International Freight.
    • Through Global VATE project, ensure full adoption of software/tools deployed, data accuracy, shipment visibility & TMS implementation with APAC countries.
    • Resolution of freight contracts raised by APAC countries and bridge the required improvement/corrective action with Global International Freight COE team.
    • Lead continuous improvement (OpEx) and network optimization programs to raise service level and cost effectiveness
    • Manage minimumly 9x service providers on performance (KPI scorecard) and lead Monthly Business Reviews with the service providers.
    • Provide insights and data to assist Global during yearly tender processes for both Air & Sea including driving discussions with both APAC Fulfillment team and Global to shape the service providers of choice for APAC.
    • Spot rates management, such as setup process in receiving requests, assessing, negotiating and approving service providers’ quotations by working closely with the local teams.
    • Monitor common key issues by the service providers via regular engagement with APAC P&F team and feedback to global contacts through regular meeting cadences.
    • Ensure compliance to global freight guidelines, GDP policy and sustainability
    • Ad-hoc projects in new product launch, manufacturing strategy and inventory optimization
    • Provide guidance to freight payment process
    • Freight Network Optimization analysis

    Requirements

    • Experience managing 3rd party logistics providers (forwarders or carriers) in International Freight (Ocean/Sea/Land/Parcels)
    • Minimum 5 years relevant experience.
    • Exposure to end-to-end supply chain from Origin to Destination and how different functions interlinked is much preferred.
    • High proficiency in MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
    • Analytical, problem solver, with an eye for detail
    • High standards of performance and personal integrity
    • Self-motivated and results driven
    • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, under pressure and tight timelines
    • Proactive, self-starter
    • Collaborative and highly functional and matrixed environment.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels.

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