Logistics Manager at Advanced Drainage Systems

Posted in Supply Chain 7 days ago.

Location: Hilliard, Ohio

Job Description:

Advanced Drainage Systems

EEO Statement:

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Logistics Manager


Job ID: 2021-8709
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Logistics
Mill Run


We are looking for a Logistics Manager to join our team!

Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions. Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers. In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®. To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


In this position you will analyze our Transportation network for inbound supplier shipments, outbound deliveries to both internal and external customers, reverse logistics and backhaul opportunities, stock transfers and internal replenishment. You will collaborate with Logistics, Operations, Supply and Demand Planning, Sales and IT technical support to optimize the transportation network, increase service levels, reduce cost and improve sustainability.

This position will encompass broad exposure to various network planning teams, delivery performance, procurement, financial, and IT teams within Advanced Drainage Systems. An ideal candidate for this position will be a person who is adept at pulling and analyzing data to construct root causes and implementing long-term solutions that encompasses current and future driver and equipment requirements that align with our growth initiatives, as well as identifying efficiencies that provide cost and service improvements in accordance with Strategy Deployment initiatives. You must have the ability to effectively communicate to internal and external team members, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to lead and implement large programs across the Logistics organization.


  • Build cross-functional teams on the design, development, and delivery of key programs and initiatives, network delivery models, metrics, reports, technical advancements, and analyses to drive service, cost, sustainability, and quality initiatives within the Logistics group.

  • Aid with the development of future Logistics strategy and work with senior business leaders on scaling and leveraging transportation solutions.

  • Analyze and solve operational barriers with a focus on understanding A3 root causes and driving forward opportunities

  • Develop initiatives to drive improved freight optimization that includes but is not limited to payload improvements, MPG improvements, reduction of empty miles and increased fuel program compliance.

  • Aid in leading Strategy Deployment initiatives and ensure alignment across all team members.

  • Identify appropriate performance metrics for each initiative and ensure consistent measurement and accountability.

Job Skills:

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skills

  • Ability to listen effectively, manage multiple priorities and remain calm under pressure

  • Understanding of the complexity and changing dynamic of transportation industry

  • Ability to create contingency plans & remain flexible

  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal DOT regulations and freight issues

  • Courteous, friendly, and positive representation of ADS and the Logistics Team

  • Ability to work independently and be self-driven

  • Familiarity with ADS products

  • Effective written & oral communication

  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management

  • Ability to stay organized & quickly switch from task to task

  • Intermediate computer skills including MS Office

Educational Requirements:

College degree required – business preferred. Master’s degree a plus

Preferred Experience:

10 to 15 years in field, 3 to 5 in related industry, willing to travel 50%+, demonstrated experience managing decentralized locations and multiple strategic projects