Regional Manager, Logistics Solutions Design

Req ID: 147630
Job Function: Logistics
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Management
Sub-department: Office Location: Miami - Regional HO, FL (MIA_REG) Travel Required: Start Date: The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and employs around 16,000 people worldwide. We are looking to hire a Regional Manager, Logistics Solutions Design to work with both internal and external customers to understand requirements and develop logistics solutions for new opportunities and solutions for existing customers.

He/She will work closely with the Logistics Tender support teams in the Competency Centers, Regional and corporate bid teams, regional sales, regional IT organization, and the Regional Head of Logistics.

The primary purposes of this role are:

* Support operational requirement development and solution design development
* Warehouse design / redesign
* Work with regional IT teams to define functional systems and integration requirements
* Development of operational costing models
* Support business case development
* Ensure operational solutions are in alignment with specific IT capabilities
* Serve as the knowledge expert for Logistics modeling and optimization tools


Operational Requirements and Solution Design Development

* Work with internal and external stakeholders to fully define, understand, and document operational requirements for new and existing client opportunities.
* Drive questions / clarification points for specific client opportunities to fully understand operational requirements
* Support the bid team as interface with client related to Logistics bid responses
* Interaction with local operations teams in relations to facilities, resources, costing, etc. to support solution design activities
* Responsibility for development the overall operational solution design on regional or global logistics bids for new and existing client opportunities
* Support the development of logistics content for bids responses
* Ownership for tailoring the Logistics Opportunity Questionnaires to support regional or local needs

Warehouse Design and Optimization

* Development and recommendations for warehouse design in support of new client bid opportunities
* Support the design and recommendations for warehouse improvements to support existing client operations or expansions.
* Knowledge expertise related to warehouse infrastructure, automation, and efficiencies in new or existing client opportunities

Development of Systems Solution Design

* Regional expertise related to logistics systems capabilities, with initial focus on the WMS systems, to serve as bridge between the regional operations, business development, and the IT organization for new client proposals and enhancements for existing operations.
* Initial WMS selection based on scope of bid, industry vertical, and logistics product portfolio
* Leverage logistics operational expertise and systems knowledge to develop functional requirements and initial systems and integration design to support bid and proactive selling opportunities.
* Primary interface with regional IT team based on solution design to support bid and tender activity as required.
* Work closely with the regional IT team in the development of the systems and integration costing and IT content related to logistics opportunities.
* Monitor implementation activities to ensure systems deliverables align with client requirements / solution design.

Operational Costing and Business Case Development

* Knowledge expert on the Corporate Activity Based Costing (ABC) model
* Responsibility for translating client requirements and solution design into the ABC tool
* Ensure that margins and profitability targets for solutions align with Corporate guidelines
* Support the development of the overall logistics business case as required for new and existing client opportunities.

Logistics Modeling Knowledge Expertise (ex: Logivations, CAPS, CAST, etc.)

* Knowledge expert for the various modeling and optimization tools that will be rolled out from the Corporate logistics team in support of new and existing client opportunities
* Utilize Logivations tool to support warehouse design for new bid activity
* Utilize Logivations tool to support redesign or optimization activities in existing Panalpina operations
* Utilize Logivations tool to support the roll-out out of the tool to support local tactical operational planning
* First level support in the region related to the Logivations tool.


* Broad end to end background in logistics and supply chain with core focus on contract logistics
* Detailed logistics solution design or modeling experience
* Understanding of logistics systems (WMS, etc.) and integrations
* Organizational skills including prioritizing and planning
* Ability to interact at all levels in an organization with strong customer facing skills
* Self-motivated with ability to work independently or as part of a team
* Strong knowledge related to logistics systems and integrations as well as how systems support operations and the overall supply chain.
* Ability to work across an organization


* Main local language
* Fluent in English (written and spoken)


Full time
Miami, Florida 33010, US