Manager Transportation & Logistics EU (m/w/d) in Berlin, Germany at Hach

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job ID: HAC006971

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensuring water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.


The Manager for Transportation in EMENA region is responsible for defining and executing regional strategy in alignment with Hach’s overall Global Transportation strategy while also supporting business objectives and customer needs.  In addition, the Manager for Transportation is is responsible for delivering year over year costs savings for the region, elevated customer experiences and strengthening of our relationships with our transportation partners.
This position will be responsible setting and managing the regional transportation strategy and operations performance; this entails setting direction for the entire freight management team, and being a thought leader for innovations, and multi modal strategies for the region in partnership with the global team.  The position is responsible for supporting the global and regional logistics sourcing strategies and identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships within the region.
The Manager will have 2 direct reports and will report to the Senior Manager – Global Transportation.


  • Ensuring faster and on-time delivery of orders to customers and distribution centers by leveraging local and regional carriers.
  • Managing regional carrier performance and SLAs; oversee carrier contract agreement and billing concerns and addressing any issues related to timely and correct delivery.
  • Giving support by providing input like trends according to overall freight budget as part of total global Operations budget including monthly reporting with goal of achieving 2% of total revenue as freight spend.
  • Leveraging data and advanced analytics to monitor and improve transportation zones, order splits, lost in shipping etc. to drive high performance and meet KPI goals.
  • Leading execution of cost saving initiatives; developing solutions for operational concerns; and providing technical expertise on fleet operations to support management.
  • Driving freight recovery process regionally including defining key processes and actions to achieve regional targets.
  • Ensuring processes for managing freight and transport for region are streamlined and efficient and support overall cost reduction efforts.
  • Maintain critical data to support daily management of freight and logistics processes including import product list, inbound item registration, data specified in goods receipt list and updating specific statistic related to freight spend in multiple IT systems.
  • Ensure timely and accurate review of freight invoices
  • Developing a highly skilled and engaged team; recruiting, selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related discipline (Transportation, Warehousing, etc.)
    MBA or advanced degree is a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working in the Transportation / Warehouse industry, with Planning and other Logistics proficiencies preferred. Demonstrated understanding of end-to-end supply chain strategy is fundamental to this challenging role.
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
    ERP / INFOR experience preferred
  • Strong supply chain and logistics knowledge and familiarity with general manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution flow and operation
    Ability to quickly learn and use a variety of system tools.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Ability to influence members of cross functional teams strong negotiation skills are a plus
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Experience in industry trends and best practices for carrier and 3PL environments. Must have experience in procuring (purchasing) freight, and leading / driving freight bids.
  • This role may require up to 25% travel (if not located in Berlin) otherwise 10 %
  • German Level B2 or higher is a plus due to the lead of two german direct reports

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.