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External Logistics SpecialistNewport News, VA | Job ID 19024

  • Job ID 19024
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Logistics
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 12/13/2019

The External Logistics Specialist works on global logistics, IT or organization projects and is responsible for the implementation, follow-up and results; ensures a cross function for External Logistics and Transport for Liebherr Mining factories and affiliates worldwide; responsible for the day-to-day relationships (internal or external) of the department (communications, presentations, information...).


  • Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
  • Study transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.
  • Diagram supply chain models to help facilitate discussions with customers.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with service providers such as freight forwarders, integrators, carriers, logistics partners.
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  • Meet with service providers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement, engineering, and quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.
  • Develop or implement procedures or systems to evaluate or select service providers.
  • Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success.
  • Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.
  • Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Design, implement, or oversee product take back or reverse logistics programs
  • Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution or storage.
  • Keep a critical point of view on what is existing and do not hesitate to call it into question
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of the department and bring forward the needs to his/her manager.
  • Be the interface between the company and external service providers.
  • Define, follow and analyze the Key performance indicators with management.
  • Manage projects with fundamental project management tools: Gantt diagrams, QCDA, etc...


  • Bachelor Degree in Logistics or relevant degree plus 3 years work experience: or a combination of education and experience equivalent to 6 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of the supply chain and its environment (regulations and logistics stakeholders).
  • Knowledge of the components of an Off-Highway Truck.
  • Computing skills: MS Office, Internet, ERP such as BaaN, LN or SAP R3.
  • Knowledge of international rules and specificities of each transport mode.
  • Knowledge of international trade documents (e.g. INCOTERMS, letter of credit).
  • Knowledge of customs rules.
  • Highly proficient with fundamental project management tools.
  • Experience in transport management tools.
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish is a plus, but not mandatory.

Additional Requirements

  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. We hire as soon as possible.

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  • Job ID 19024
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Logistics
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 12/13/2019

The company

In line with its international growth, Liebherr’s venture into the United States began in 1970. Within a couple of years, the company expanded and completed its production facilities in Newport News, VA for its product line of hydraulic excavators. It was later converted into Liebherr’s manufacturing facility for mining trucks and remains home to Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co.  In addition to its production facility, Liebherr markets a wide variety of products and technologies through its companies located across the United States. The companies are Liebherr-Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr USA, Co., the umbrella company for eight divisions that are positioned across the United States. Liebherr is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.   

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Ryan Wood