Logistics Manager - Sterling, VA


Cogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and Ethernet transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 210 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. A generous base salary, structured tenure pay increases and an uncapped commissions plan offers you an unlimited earnings potential. A full benefits package takes effect within 30 days of employment. Matching 401k and stock options are also included.

General Summary:

Direct, manage and coordinate logistics and operations related to a multinational internet service provider. The Logistics Manager provides a support function in logistics and supply chain management to the Field Operations teams. The role covers a broad range of responsibilities including procurement, specific import and export details, distribution, warehousing and facilities management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain sufficient inventory and accuracy to ensure uninterrupted field activities.
  • Ensure that activities are in compliance with laws and regulations of the host country regarding the import of equipment.
  • Resolve, in collaboration with the Director of Logistics, any issues pertaining to delays in equipment delivery to Field locations and seek ways to resolve these appropriately.
  • Safeguard execution of Logistics Department by establishing and monitoring procedures and protocols.
  • Motivate, organize and encourage teamwork within the department to ensure that targets are met.
  • Participate in project meetings and report on progress therein.
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements.

Required Competencies, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in standard business office software.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to think independently and handle multiple projects through to completion.
  • Record of successfully collaborating with and influencing senior management and peers.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Demonstrated independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, analytical ability and professional demeanor.
  • Able to make effective presentations to diverse groups

Education / Experience:

  • Significant experience in managing complex projects, preferably with a degree in logistics/operations management.
  • Multilingual candidates strongly preferred.
  • Advanced Excel experience
  • Prior experience of working in logistics/supply chain/transportation function with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of technical regulations related to logistics such as import/export and customs regulations.
  • Intermediate knowledge of technical internet specifications is preferred.

Position is located onsite at Cogent Communications' Sterling, VA distribution center.

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.