Position:  Logistics Manager
Location:  Cantanhede, Portugal
Job Id:  587
# of Openings:  1

Logistics Manager
Cantanhede (Portugal)

Tilray is a global leader in medical cannabis research and production dedicated to providing safe, consistent and reliable therapy to patients. We are the only GMP certified medical cannabis producer currently supplying products to thousands of patients, physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, governments and researchers in Australia, Canada, the European Union and the Americas.  Our team of PhD scientists, botanists and master horticulturists are leaders in cannabis research and related agricultural sciences. We strive to improve scientific understanding of the potential applications of medical cannabis and have invested in developing continuing medical education programs for health care practitioners around the globe.

Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry?
Ready to apply your talents to make a positive difference

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Reporting to the General Manager, the Logistics Manager is responsible for the tactical procurement of commodities, supplies, equipment, and services to be used by the organization. The Manager provides direction to the Procurement Supervisor to purchase goods and services that meet quality requirements and specifications at the most favorable price for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers. The Manager is responsible for forecasting, contract negotiation, development of purchasing policies and procedures for ensuring the availability of all necessary materials required to support the manufacturing process, release scheduling of inbound raw materials and components, and ensuring adequate stock levels for production requirements. Providing guidance to Warehouse Supervisor ensures optimal warehousing operations and ensures GMP compliance is maintained. Ensures all aspects of the supply chain are maintained through regular audits of the warehouse, vendors, internal stock transfers. Audit suppliers in conjunction with Quality Assurance on all aspects of GMP compliance.

Role and Responsibilities

Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of the organization
Develop purchasing policies and procedures and control purchasing department budget
Identify vendors of materials, equipment or supplies and evaluate cost and quality of goods or services
Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials
Source, Negotiate, Contract & Execute agreements to fulfill day-to-day business needs, primarily for high value specialty Materials & Services not available on existing agreements
Liaising with departments, manage project related teams and initiatives, process improvements and process expertise for Procurement & Stores
Commodity Management support (Assisting in Implementing process improvements and Supplier Integration, etc.)
As applicable, lead and aid in-the-development-of and instituting optimized processes which may include; systems, procurement operations, commodity management interfaces, materials, logistics, contract management, supplier management and contract administration.
Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate supply chain activities
Develop and implement purchasing/inventory policies including the development, implementation and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)
Establish delivery schedules, monitor progress and contact clients and suppliers to resolve issues
Analyze inventory needs based on operational needs and inventory levels
Place purchase orders ensuring flow of inventory that guarantees optimum stock levels and meets turnover goals
Maintain an extensive database for all orders that is up to date and provides information for analysis and reporting
Provide product, storage and order information to all internal departments as requested
Stay current with internal and external factors impacting procurement function
Research and survey buying markets in order to source the most optimal suppliers, in accordance with corporate objectives
Arrange for payments to vendors for products or services procured
Prepare and administer bids, requests for quote, requests for proposal, requests for information, and other vendor documentation
Manage service level agreements, scope of work, and contract terms with service providers
Calculate annual requirements for products or services and reconcile amounts against available budget
Advise departments and business units of lead time required to obtain products or services
Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization.
Conduct regular audits of Tilray’s raw material GMP processes, inventory management, and internal supply chain for accuracy and compliance.
Establish supplier agreements in conjunction with Quality Assurance to ensure GMP compliance, including; Supplier Questionnaires, Raw Material/Packaging compliance issues, production complaints.
Qualifications and Education Requirements

Degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management
10 years' related experience in a GMP work environment in Supply Chain Management role, Procurement or Materials Management (required) 
5 years in a supervisory or management role with 5 or more employees.
5 years experience drafting vendor agreements including the ability to strategically assess and mitigate risk with vendors and suppliers through well-structured agreements.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders.
Considerable knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to corporate purchasing practices.
Demonstrated understanding of integrated supply chain and logistics concepts and theories.
Exceptional forecasting ability with strong analytical and interpretive skills.
Strong computer skills in a Windows environment.
Working experience n the Manufacturing industry preferred
Work experience in international purchasing preferred.
Demonstrated work experience of successful “Just In Time” (JIT) management required
Knowledge of local and global markets for the industry

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