Director of Global Logistics


Charlotte, NC, USA

Full time

Global Transportation/Logistics

Nov 10

Reporting to the Senior Director Global ISC Logistics, the Director of Global Logistics is a key role in the logistics organization, and one that sets out the vision for the function, the strategy for achieving the vision, and accountability for ensuring its delivery. This role may operate with indirect reporting relationships to regional and/or local logistics operations. As well as determining the vision and direction, it is required to influence and negotiate with other parts of the business, particularly finance and commercial to adopt and support center led logistics recommendations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set out, establish and oversee the logistics strategy and best practices for global logistics processes that enables the physical distribution of products as well as the administrative control and information flow. Own and lead the innovation and continuous improvement agenda for logistics including digital initiatives.
  • Facilitate an environment for the identification of best practices for logistics execution that may be standardized at a global level and uniformly applied at a regional level for the physical distribution of products encompassing warehousing and local distribution.
  • Sponsor for partnerships and sourcing programs with global 3PLs that can be used by the business to deliver outsourced services for warehousing, transport and international logistics.
  • Direct the tactical and operational activities of warehousing and internal freight; or external freight processes. For clarity internal freight is defined as activities relating to preparing and managing freight and freight related productivity within the distribution centers and/or plants and managing to associated KPIs and targets. Whereas external freight is the management and productivity of freight related activities once the shipment has left the distribution center and/or plant, and management of associated KPIs and targets. The two are intrinsically connected.
  • Accountable for management of escalation, through Control Tower or other methods, of issues requiring cross-functional involvement for resolution.
  • Accountable as contributor for requests for proposal in either warehousing or freight related sourcing decisions.
  • Partner with global trade compliance to align on structure and organizational definition and implementation of processes and technology investments. Work with external advisers and internal senior owners of global trade compliance to ensure ongoing governance.
  • Represent and contribute on behalf of the logistics function when the organization engages in strategic projects, business ventures or seeks to expand into emerging and new markets as well as key initiatives surrounding EH&S, and Customer Services.
  • Represent and contribute on behalf of the logistics function when the organization seeks to rationalize, review or invest in technology platforms that affect the logistics organization directly or indirectly.
  • Set out a succession and development plan for the entire logistics organization that encourages investment in skills, the evolution of capabilities and harvesting of the right competencies and talent for the function.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Supply Chain or Logistics Focused degrees are desirable, or equivalent work experience.
  • Professional memberships such as CILT a plus.
  • Prior experience with TMS deployment required (TMC, BlueJay, Manhattan, Kuebix)
  • Ten+ years' operational logistics experience in relevant industries.
  • Ten+ years' 3PL services provider or freight forwarding industry experience.
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel at short notice and/or work overseas for extended periods of time


  • Ability to articulate the vision and roadmap for logistics development, including prioritization of tasks, allocation of resources and discouraging activities that are not aligned with the vision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills in order to communicate effectively across all levels within the organization and multiple cultures.
  • Excellent knowledge of the logistics environment, encompassing global trade compliance, domestic distribution and international logistics.
  • Excellent knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain, with a clarity for understanding the importance and interdependencies associated with each stage of the process — Plan, Source, Make, Deliver.

Additional Information

  • JOB ID: HRD182889
  • Category: Integrated Supply Chain
  • Location: 855 S Mint St,Charlotte,North Carolina,28202,United States
  • Exempt

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

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