Knockaround is a rapidly growing lifestyle sunglasses brand, dedicated to creating affordable, high-quality sunglasses that are both functional and stylish. Founded in 2005, Knockaround has quickly become a leader in the industry, with a loyal following of fans around the world.
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Logistics Manager to oversee and coordinate the company's logistics operations, including the company’s warehouse, supply chain, and transportation/distribution providers. The position reports directly to the Director of Operations.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer; Head of Sales; Director – e-Commerce & Digital Marketing; and Production Manager to ensure that all logistics efforts are cross-functionally aligned with the company's goals and objectives.
This position has two direct reports: Warehouse Manager and Assistant Warehouse/Wholesale Manager.
- Developing logistics strategies and plans to support the overall business objectives
- Collaborating with other departments to align logistics activities with sales, production, and customer service
- Analyzing and forecasting logistics needs and requirements based on historical data, market trends, and business growth projections
- Overseeing warehouse operations, including layout planning, space utilization, and safety measures
- Managing inventory levels, conducting regular audits, and implementing effective inventory control procedures
- Ensuring accurate and timely order fulfillment and coordinating with the warehouse team to optimize efficiency
- Implementing and improving warehouse management systems (WMS) and other inventory management tools
- Pairing with warehouse managers to optimize staffing and scheduling for efficiencies
- Managing the supply chain process, including procurement, transportation, and warehousing
- Coordinating with suppliers to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products
- Monitoring inventory levels and optimizing stock levels to minimize holding costs while meeting customer demands
- Implementing and maintaining efficient supply chain systems and technologies
- Selecting and managing transportation carriers and logistics service providers
- Planning and organizing the routing and scheduling of shipments to ensure timely deliveries
- Monitoring and tracking shipments to ensure compliance with delivery schedules and resolving any issues or delays
- Negotiating freight rates, contracts, and terms with carriers to achieve cost savings
- Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure logistics performance
- Analyzing data and generating reports on logistics operations, identifying areas for improvement
- Implementing process improvements and cost-saving initiatives to enhance operational efficiency
- Conducting regular performance reviews of logistics staff and providing feedback and coaching
- Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards (e.g., customs, import/export regulations)
- Managing risks associated with logistics operations, such as supply chain disruptions or security issues
- Developing and implementing contingency plans to mitigate risks and maintain business continuity
- Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in logistics or supply chain management, with at least 3 years of experience in a leadership role
- Proven track record of developing and executing successful logistics strategies
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Knowledge of a broad range of marketing channels and tools
- Prior experience in consumer goods, e-commerce or retail is mandatory
- Passion for the Knockaround brand and commitment to delivering exceptional marketing results
At Knockaround, we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We offer competitive compensation packages and opportunities for growth and development within the company. If you are a passionate and driven marketing professional looking for a new challenge and would like to work full-time at our San Diego office, we would love to hear from you.
Estimated Base Salary Range: $85,000 – 105,000
For full consideration for this position, please email a complete resume and cover letter to email@example.com.