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Logistics Analyst – Research and Development

An Innovative VR Company

Redmond, WA

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Job Description

HireArt is looking to hire a Logistics Analyst – Research and Development to work on-site at our client’s Redmond office on a contract basis. In this role, you’ll work closely with international R&D teams on highly sensitive initiatives involving Logistics, Operations, Trade Compliance, Legal, Tax, and Finance to define optimal transport methods.

We’re seeking a dynamic individual experienced in managing specialized logistics networks with a specific focus on research and development. You’ve worked in the Logistics arena, as both vendor and client, and have a strong grasp of the intricacies that govern international air and ground transport, including dangerous goods/IATA Regulations. 

The ideal candidate is also a highly motivated self-starter, capable of working with little supervision, and proactive in solving complex logistical challenges in a timely manner. 

Responsibilities:

  • Actively interact with teams across the organization to establish logistics support requirements. 
  • Manage carrier and courier relationships related to R&D.  
  • Work closely with Legal & Procurement from quote to delivery to drive operational efficiency. 
  • Manage, guide and coordinate the movement of all equipment, support technology, and test-ware critical to worldwide R&D efforts. 
  • Understand compliance restrictions and identify special handling requirements associated with R&D projects. 
  • Publish and maintain country-specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to R&D, including internal wikis.
  • Create a strong support structure with existing resources. 
  • Implement and maintain Inventory Control & Accuracy for all capital equipment.
  • Develop, forecast, and advise operational budget for the R&D logistics needs. 
Requirements
  • 7+ years of experience in Logistics involving international import, export, and domestic activities
  • 5+ years of experience in operations within a 3PL or freight brokerage company
  • Strong grasp of import/export, Trade Compliance, PGA’s, FTAs, etc. 
  • Experience with shipping dangerous goods and familiarity IATA Regulations
  • Broad international logistics and trade compliance experience
  • Experience in time sensitive, delivery critical, international trade
  • Ability to start a project, drive it and see it through to end
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable identifying and resolving issues and documenting and communicating new processes
  • Basic Excel skills (formatting cells, creating pivot tables, creating charts)
  • Basic Word skills (formatting, footers, creating & saving files)
  • HAZMAT/Dangerous Goods certification a plus

Commitment: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), ongoing, long-term contract position based in Redmond, WA. 

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