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Logistic Manager Silica Asia

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Shanghai Xinzhuang, CN

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Logistic Manager Silica Asia


Location: China : Shanghai Xinzhuang

Function: Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Business Line: Silica


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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  • Manage the delivery performance of BL Silica Asia plants.  Such duties include, but may not be limited to: 
  1. Implementing, tracking and improving KPIs.
  2. liaising with the plants and central Logistics Procurement function to coordinate EGT and other bidding needed data preparation. 
  3. Be the contact and establish forecast-actual review loop with Logistic procurement
  • On behalf of the BL Silica, manage the operational relationships and interests with all third party logistics providers to Asia entities (key carriers, warehouses, transportation management services, forwarders, etc.):
  1. perform audits or other site visits to assess and approve new 3PL partners against BL Silica requirements;
  2. May be involved in physical inventory counts/checks at third party locations.
  3. Implement and ensure adherence to business processes, procedures, transportation and trade compliance regulations, ISO practices, HACCP or  cGMP guidelines, and quality management system requirements;
  4. develop scorecards and measure performance of third party logistics providers ensuring proper service levels and driving improvement where needed. 
  • Drive logistics cost savings through projects in network optimization, payload optimization, and/or reduction of avoidable accessorial freight costs (demurrage, detention, dry runs, etc.)
  • Track Freight cost and outbound logistic costs, develop periodic reports, freight spend analytics, and management summaries.  Evaluate trends for inconsistencies, savings opportunities, and areas for improvement.  Report key findings and associated site initiatives at a site and regional level. Accountable for regional freight/logistics cost budgeting activities annually.
  • Perform SCM part of responsibility in handling service complaint ex Silica Asia entities either as investigator or reviewer of complaint result and CAPA. Be accountable for logistic related complaints, identifying root causes of poor trends or significant events, and implementing appropriate corrective and/or preventive actions. Drive service improvement at optimal logistics costs. Ensure that claims for losses/damages attributed to Evonik 3PL providers are submitted and tracked through resolution.
  • Develop logistic modules for new business establishment e.g. new investment or service level enhancement requirement, such as evaluating consignment stock/ VMI/VMOI proposal.
  • Play a key role in logistic related BL project such as Network Optimizer or CuPset+ ICF data population and maintenance, logistic solution development for Alibaba online shop physically and in SAP.
  • Add-hoc SAP process support to the regional SCM silica team.
  • Partner with Logistics Procurement function to implement alternate transportation methods (back-up carriers, routes, shipping modes) to reduce Supply Chain risk for “Future Winner” accounts with delivered freight terms. Identify service gap or new service element requirement and drive for improvement and solution
  • Support the Sales & Operations Planning process for Asian Silica plants.  May be involved in distribution inventory planning/management and transactional support for inter-plant and inter-company movements in SAP.
  • In order to perform above duties effectively, some Asian regional travel will be required


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferentially with minimum 5-8 yrs experience in transportation logistics
  • Knowledge/experience in bulk powders and paper bag package handling very desirable
  • Proficient SAP operational skills in supply chain related modules.
  • Knowledge/experience in transportation management systems desirable
  • Must possess knowledge of and work in accordance with applicable Department of Transportation regulations and company Environmental and Quality Management Systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, and negotiating skills

Your Application

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Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.