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Logistics Specialist, International Supply Chain

Boston, MA
Supply Chain & Logistics - Warehousing/Distribution


Job Description

Senior Transportation Planning Lead

The International Supply Chain is a team of highly driven and self-motivated individuals who are working in a fast-paced and fast-growing environment (we grew +10X during 2018). Our goal is to manage and drive operational efficiencies within the inbound space by working cross-functionally with teams within CastleGate, Logistics, and Engineering. We are working to grow our business, as this is the newest CastleGate supplier service, to hundreds of suppliers within the next few quarters.

The International Supply Chain (ISC) team is looking for a Senior Transportation Planner to lead the logistics coordination of freight from port of origin to Wayfair’s CastleGate Fulfillment Centers. This process is split in two: Ocean Freight (port of origin to port of destination) and Freight Drayage (port of destination to Fulfillment Center). In this role, you will be responsible for the daily planning and execution of freight pickup operations, working with the teams’ business partners to help standardize operational processes. You will also be leading the process of working with the leadership team in identifying operational challenges, as well as helping to drive for creative solutions.


What You'll Do

  • Coordinate across carriers, ports, and CastleGate warehouses to ensure consistent transit time and reduce spend.
  • Support the identification, planning coordination and execution of operational improvements.
  • Facilitate onboarding and drive carrier relationships.
  • Identify operational trends that will drive initiatives for process improvement.
  • Work with various teams, such as CastleGate Operations, CastleGate Account Managers, Carrier Performance and more, to ensure that items communicated to suppliers are consistent and initiatives are properly prioritized.
  • Keep an open line of communication with the team’s business partners to ensure problems that arise follow the proper escalation path.
  • Lead the identification, planning coordination and execution of operational improvements.
  • Provide peer coaching and guidance for day to day operations.


What You'll Need

  • Strong MS Office skills, especially Excel.
  • Strong administrative skills, ability to prioritize, delegate, and meet deadlines.
  • Problem solving mindset with strict attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to work with data (comfort with running DB queries using SQL or others).
  • Experience with Cargowise, IES/Descartes or a similar NVOCC platform is a plus but not required.
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Transportation is a plus but not required.


About Us:

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

Tag: SCL-WD
Requisition ID: 39067