Logistics Manager

The GraceKennedy Group seeks to identify an individual looking for an excellent opportunity to progress his/her career; and who possesses the vision and energy to help drive dynamic changes across the group, in the following capacity: Logistics Manager


Reporting to the Chief Supply Chain Officer, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Manage compliance and risk mitigation plans for the Logistics function
  • Ensure accurate preparation and timely submission of reports and records retention to satisfy internal and external auditors
  •  Manage Staff Training and Development for Senior Logistics Officers



  • Negotiate freight rates and secure bookings
  • Real-time cargo tracking, analytics and impact/exception management
  • Prepare destinations for cargo arrivals ahead of time
  • Plan for capacity to absorb inflows and reduce container turnaround time
  • Manage Broker Agreements and performance
  • Manage Trucker performance and cost
  • Implement transportation cost reduction strategies
  • Shared accountability for demurrage / detention
  • Key Liaison with Distribution Centre Operations and Brokers (locally and internationally)
  • Refine workflow and offer recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations
  • Coaching and fostering a high-performing team culture within the Logistics Team
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
  • Masters in Logistics & Supply Chain Management would be an asset
  • At least five (5) years working experience as a Logistics Manager
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer and related software applications, SAP an asset
  • People Manager experience for a minimum of 5 years
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Operational knowledge of DOT, HAZMAT, TSA security, customs regulations, OSHA, shipping and receiving, distribution, documentation, and compliance.
  • Strong communication skills to manage internal and external stakeholders
  • Must own and operate a reliable motor vehicle


Qualified applicants are invited to submit applications no later than 27/11/2022 

GK GraceKennedy Group Jamaica
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Salary and benefits info not provided.
Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
At least Five (5) years'
Your Education Level
Bachelor's Degree|in Logistics Management
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