Director of Global Logistics and Inventory

  • Sierra Wireless
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 01, 2022

Job Description

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. We are a growing organization with a clear vision for being the IoT partner of choice for wireless device-to-cloud solutions. Our values of Innovation, Execution and Trust are the guiding principles in everything we do. Sierra Wireless has over 1,000 employees globally and operates in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

At Sierra Wireless diversity is valued and celebrated. We strive to foster an inclusive organization. As a proud equal opportunity employer, we welcome people of every race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status to grow their careers here.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Director, Global Logistics and Inventory to manage the storage, distribution, and inventory management of goods to manufacturing sites and end-customers. Reporting to the Vice President of Supply Chain, you will be responsible for global logistics & distribution, operational excellence, inventory management, and import/export compliance. You will need to ensure the right products are delivered to the right location on time at a competitive cost. You will be responsible for managing the contracts with all carrier and warehouse partners and tracking and reporting to budgets. The scope of the role also includes involvement in transportation, stock control, warehousing, and monitoring the flow of goods.

    • Responsible for managing movement, tracking, warehousing, and shipping of finished goods. Ensure all Supply Chain processes are efficient and maintain cost performance measures.
    • Develop departmental standards that support lean principles and lead/implement processes. Lead cross-functional projects that will enhance the supply chain logistics operations. Manage direct and indirect staff.
    • Develop/implement strategies that will increase the efficiency of goods movement and warehousing as well as reduce damage to products during loading and transit.
    • Determine logistics best practices to identify new and/or unique programs to differentiate Customers from the marketplace and drive customer satisfaction.
    • Responsible for internal communications and presentations related to KPl's, program updates, and ongoing program information.
    • Forecast and recommends logistics budget for approval, including third-party logistics, warehouse, and freight spend. Monitors spending for adherence to budget, recommends variances as necessary
    • Responsible for the strategic and operational planning of logistics operations.
    • Track, analyze, and communicate key performance metrics. Responsible for all logistics operations and support across all distribution channels.
    • Drive the design, development, implementation, and management of logistics solutions.
    • Lead projects to develop a best-in-class commercial distribution model.
    • Manage and interact with suppliers of logistics, packaging, warehousing, and distribution as well as with internal Supply Chain to ensure that all relevant requirements of delivery, cost, and quality are met.
    • Oversee and manage the outsourced global logistics supplier network to ensure the timely, cost-effective, and compliant shipment of commercial and development products.
    • Oversee and drive required processes and training for import and export requirements globally. Also manage and maintain all product classification globally.
    • Responsible for inventory management compliance programs, excess and obsolescence management, and factory safety stock administration

Required Education, Experience & Skills
    • BS degree is required. MBA is a plus.
    • 10+ years of manufacturing production/operations, management, inventory management experience is required.
    • Experience in High Technology products as well as global experience with import/export compliance and product classifications.
    • Knowledge of warehouse management systems.
    • Functional ability using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access.
    • Highly skilled project management and collaborative alignment capabilities. Ability to draw insights from data and develop collaborative solutions to supply chain challenges.
    • Self-starter that is able to multi-task, practices continuous improvement and is detail oriented.
    • Superior written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize information and make clear concise recommendations on course of action.
    • Strong Leadership skills.

What We Offer

Our people are friendly, collaborative, and like to share their ideas and knowledge with one another. This creates an amazing environment where we learn from each other and innovate together.

Our Canadian benefits include paid vacation and sick days, extended health and dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, matching retirement savings program, and employee and family assistance programs.

Our Richmond headquarters offers a subsidized cafeteria, free parking, free shuttle service from Skytrain, a Wellness Program that includes an onsite fitness center, onsite fitness classes led by professional instructors, free healthy snacks each month, and wellness activities and challenges to keep our minds and bodies active. We also host various social and cultural events throughout the year where we come together to have fun and celebrate. Within our Global Inclusion and Diversity Program, our Employee Resource Groups provide opportunities for our people to support and champion Women in Tech, Emerging Professionals, [email protected], and Mental Health Awareness.

If you like working with a successful team, are looking for competitive salary and benefits, and the opportunity to represent a recognized and innovative brand, we'd love to have you join our team!

How to Apply

Please submit your resume online through our careers website: If you are a job seeker with a disability and you need individualized support during the application or interview process, please leave us a note on your application form.

We thank you for your application and appreciate your interest in Sierra Wireless, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.