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Logistics Supervisor

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Company: MTS Systems

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Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



Primary Objective:
The Logistics Supervisor determines appropriate methods and suppliers that provide best total value to MTS and its customers, and is responsible to ensure compliance to import/export and transportation regulations.

Major Areas of Accountability:
1. Develop, implement and manage an efficient and effective shipping planning and execution process which supports on-time delivery to the customer. Works closely with/leads efforts with Production, Planning and Project Engineering to establish process which allows pre-planning of orders and shipments.

2. Develop, maintain, and monitor processes and procedures to ensure high quality service, efficient operation, and compliance to all import/export and transportation regulations for Logistics department and 3PL’s. Navigate sales orders to determine ship date, consolidation material availability, etc.

3. Acts as expert/consultant in the organization around import/export document requirements and regulations. Provides consultation and guidance on Shipping regulation requirements; customs, DOT, FAA, Hazmat, etc.

4. Develop, implement and manage an efficient and effective Shipping Staging area which ensures traceability for materials in the area and efficient flow through the packaging area and to the customer.

5. Direct the creation, scheduling, packaging and dispatch of outbound deliveries to ensure delivery of products to MTS’ global customers and MTS’ global subsidiaries utilizing the appropriate methods that provide best total value.

6. Manage freight carrier compliance for costs, delivery and claims. Negotiate transportation rates or service. Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes and volumes. Manage total freight expenses that ensure consistent and predictable service at costs that meet industry benchmarks while developing risk mitigation plans.

7. Responsible for managing the traffic spend analytics, metrics, KPIs, implement cost savings.

8. Responsible for the on-going management and development of assigned employees. Determines staffing and skill requirements to meet departmental needs, and implements plans to satisfy those requirements.

9. Maximize and lead 3PL’s efforts, service levels, costs, staffing and process improvements for inbound/outbound packaging and shipments.

10. Manage KPI’s and scorecards for 3PL’s, Freight Carriers and Internal Shipping Department performance. Manage and develops staff, develops training plans and records to address changes in regulation requirements

11. Ensures a safe and clean work environment, addresses safety issues with staff and reports incidents appropriately.

12. Detail and analytical skills required to problem solve and implement process improvements around corrective actions assigned to the area.



• Bachelor's degree plus 5+ years, or A.A plus 9 years, or High School plus 13 years of experience and knowledge of inbound and outbound shipments
• Shipping experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with large variation of crated LTL shipments.
• Exposure to Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other quality improvement methodologies.
• Strong knowledge of import/export programs and requirements and documentation.
• Demonstrated strong communication and leadership skills and ability to interact professionally and cross-functionally with all levels within the organization and external customers.
• Understanding of optimization techniques, routing tools and performance metrics.
• APICS certification desired.
• Hazmat and Dangerous Goods Certifications desirable.





MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

Posting Notes: Manufacturing/Operations/Quality | | |

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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