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Manager Golf Ball Logistics

Acushnet Company

Acushnet Company

Last Updated: 06/8/22

Job Description

Acushnet Company is the global leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of performance-driven golf products. Today, we are the steward of two of the most revered brands in golf – Titleist, one of golf’s leading performance equipment brands, and FootJoy, one of golf’s leading performance wear brands.

We believe we are the most authentic and enduring company in the golf industry. Our mission – to be the performance and quality leader in every golf product category in which we compete!

Summary:

The Logistics Manager - Golf Balls is a key contributor to the Golf Ball Supply chain team with overall responsibility for all global inbound/outbound shipments, forwarder selection, freight cost management and traffic planning to support Golf Ball Operations in the US & Thailand. Manager must ensure Import/Export Compliance to US Governmental regulations and administer C-TPAT and other program activities. Manager is responsible for all 3PL partnerships supporting the Golf Ball Supply Chain. The role includes developing, implementing, and managing logistics, including US Customs strategies and network planning, to minimize costs while optimizing service to operational facilities with no disruption.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for selecting and managing all transportation vendors within the Global Golf Ball Operations Supply Chain network; including leading carrier/freight forwarder contract negotiations (~$6 million annual spend).
  • Coordinate with groups including US Ball Operations, Titleist Marketing, International Sales, International Subsidiaries, and key global suppliers to ensure all Titleist business imports and exports are delivered on time to their target destination at minimum costs while ensuring compliance with all US Customs & International regulations.
  • Manage import/export Customs Compliance for Golf Ball Operations. Manage C-TPAT program compliance in the US & Thailand, administer shipments to established guidelines and work with suppliers, brokers & forwarders on annual compliance. Assist in establishing Acushnet Customs Compliance guidelines.
  • Responsible for management of 3PL (Walecka) relationship & operations within the Golf Ball supply chain network; includes day to day load balancing and route planning, problem resolution as well as strategic activities including negotiation and awarding of multi-year contracts ($650k annual spend).
  • Serve as the primary organizational liaison between US operations and Ball Plant 4 in Thailand on all logistics related areas. Manage Acushnet US sales of materials, supplies & equipment to Ball Plant 4 including handling export, forwarding & Interco billing. Provide export assistance to critical suppliers as required to support Thailand operations.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in Logistics or Supply Chain roles supporting global, multi-site manufacturing networks.
  • Requires high level data analysis skills, utilizing MS Excel as a tool. Thorough knowledge of Logistics and Customs practices and principles.
  • BS degree in Operations or Supply Chain, MBA preferred.

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Company Details

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
About Acushnet Company Acushnet Company was founded in 1910 as a partnership named Peabody, Young & Weeks, but quickly changed its name to the Acushnet Process Company after the town of Acushnet, MA and the process of designating the Guayule shrub’s sap to make rubber. The company was originally in the business of processing rubber for sale to various businesses, including the ti...