Peninsula Logistics Manager

December 24, 2021
Centennial, CO
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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Peninsula Logistics Manager located in Centennial, CO in support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC). The Peninsula Logistics Manager is responsible for all ASC logistics activities associated with the Peninsula Area. Peninsula Area responsibilities include logistics support of Palmer Station, research vessels, field deployments, and special projects, as well as management of logistics and warehouse operations in Punta Arenas, Chile and ships’ agents. They will develop and manage the Annual Program Plan. Responsible for cargo and materials tracking and delivery, scientific samples transport to grantees’ institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Facilitates local and foreign port procurement of materials and services in support of operations. Communicates directly with multiple ASC functional areas, grantees and the Chilean sub-contractor for planning and operations purposes. Coordinates documentation, procedural development and SOP maintenance. The Peninsula Logistics Manager directly supervises Peninsula contract staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for tracking samples and cargo movement through the supply chain from Palmer Station, research vessels and field camps to grantees’ institutions. Regularly communicates with Chilean sub-contractor, USAP logistics personnel, Marine Science support staff and grantees throughout process.
  • Utilizes MAXIMO for materials tracking and runs periodic reports for all cargo movement within the Peninsula Area of operations, including materials ordered for Palmer Station, research vessels, field camps and grantee supplies and equipment.
  • Oversees quality assurance practices throughout the cargo movement, science sample shipping and container loading/unloading processes.
  • Maintains valid certification for shipping dangerous goods in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Title 49CFR.  Acts as point of contact for the Peninsula Area for matters pertaining to the documentation and shipping of dangerous goods.
  • Fields and troubleshoots cargo queries presented to the Logistics department regarding cargo loading/staging issues and any other Logistics-related discrepancies that may arise.
  • Facilitates monthly container planning meeting and coordinates all vessel cargo evolutions for conducting port call activities to/from Palmer Station.
  • Processes Support Information Package (SIP) for Peninsula cargo planning and materials purchases.
  • Responsible for ordering materials necessary to support packing and warehousing operations, with specific attention to materials in support of the shipment of science samples.
  • Oversees procurement process in foreign ports to ensure FAR compliance and reconciles invoices submitted by vessel agents related to operational expenses incurred in port.
  • Manages ASC warehouse in Punta Arenas, with assistance of local agents, by maintaining cargo inventory and conducting annual physical inventory of warehouse materials. Develops warehousing policy and procedures.
  • Manages inventory control procedures within ASC operational sections. Establishes procedures for storage, material receipt, issue, and hazardous materials control in conjunction with the ASC Supply Manager. Is responsible for maintaining data processing and file management within MAXIMO. 
  • Ensures capital equipment responsibilities are maintained to include inventory, documentation, and proper disposal.
  • Serves as contracting officer for South American agent in support of port services, customs documentation and clearance, passenger support and warehouse management. Responsible for monthly invoice reconciliation and subcontract modifications.
  • Works in conjunction with Chilean sub-contractor to maintain and revise relevant SOPs and facilitates training of sub-contractor staff.
  • Directs and oversees the functioning of all vessel agencies. Works with minor subcontract representative to establish port agent subcontracts for Antarctic Science Research Vessels in foreign or other ports outside South America.
  • Participates in ASC meetings and conferences. Interacts with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials. Prepares written correspondence and reports, while handling confidential matters in accordance with management policy.
  • Assists the T&L Manager and Palmer Area Directorate in development of program plans.
  • Works with T&L hiring managers to recruit and deploy Palmer Station seasonal logistics Specialists.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program, and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Develops and manages port agent and peninsula logistics budgets.
  • Participates in minor and major capitalization projects as required, representing Peninsula logistics as the subject matter expert and liaison for logistics support. Provides status updates of projects and related activities as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of prior relevant experience or a Master's Degree and 3+ years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 2+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
  • Experience with automated data processing systems as applied to logistics functions is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with transportation or material management emphasis.
  • Certification for the shipment of hazardous materials in accordance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Title 49CFR.
  • Strong preference for candidates with experience in supply chain and/or logistics.
  • Familiarity with government supply and transportation systems is desirable, as is experience with remote site logistical support.

PHYSICAL AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment may be required in this position at discretion of management.  If required, the individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, and psychological examination for winter-over positions, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure. US citizenship or permanent residence is required.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $57,200.00 - $88,000.00 - $118,800.00

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