Director of Logistics

Melbourne, FL /
Aircraft Development – Global Supply Chain /
Full-time
What We're About
Aerion is on a mission to revolutionize global mobility by building the next generation of high-speed global transportation networks. We are committed to a vibrant and connected world where distance is no longer a barrier, and to innovation that is kind to our planet. Working at Aerion is so much more than building the world’s first carbon-neutral supersonic aircraft – it’s about bringing humanity closer together. 

Here's the Deal 
We plan have this position start work in our temporary facility, Aerion South, at Melbourne-Orlando International Airport. Start date will be contingent upon successful completion of our Design Readiness Review (DRR) anticipated in Q2 2021. 

In this newly created position as our Logistics Director, you will be responsible for planning, building and leading the logistics and distribution function for Aerion Supersonic at our new to-be built facility based in Melbourne, Florida. This broad and exciting opportunity includes developing a logistics and distribution function from the ground up to include; determining cost benefit analysis strategy for warehouse sizes & configuration, and work closely with other managers to ensure coordination of other functions such as production, material planning, purchasing, inventory management and quality assurance

On any given day you might:

    • Plan and build policies, procedures, and safety plans for logistics
    • Manage warehousing and distribution systems
    • Negotiate and complete all transportation contracts
    • Build out processes for delivery of parts to manufacturing and operations
    • Develop and complete all container configurations for logistics
    • Make purchasing decisions for equipment needed for distribution and warehousing
    • Interview and hire to support the Logistics and Distribution team

We're looking for someone who has:

    • Bachelors degree in business, logistics, or supply chain management; MBA preferred
    • Minimum 10 – 15+ years logistics management; aerospace & defense industry experience preferred
    • Experience implemented training and certifications programs for warehouse employees
    • Experience developing and implementing new warehousing and distribution systems; knowledge of automated warehousing systems is a plus
    • Experience in logistics, third party logistics, transportation, warehouse management, material planning, inventory management, property management, import/export regulations, transportation contract negotiations, and warehouse sustainable operations
    • Experience with management of warehouse operations including packaging, racking forklift operations, safety certifications, and automated retrieval systems
    • Experience of Air and Ocean Export and Import (LCL and FCL) Knowledge of LTL, FTL, Break-bulk, RORO and Foreign to Foreign Shipments
    • Material management experience– JIT (just in time), Kanban, milk runs
    • Experience with management of warehouse operations including: packaging, racking forklift operations, safety certifications, and automated retrieval systems
    • Labor management – non union/union
    • ERP experience – SAP or Oracle preferred
    • Knowledge of lean implementation, 6 sigma, space efficiency utilization

We want to build a company around people who are:

    • Highly self-motivated with a strong bias for action
    • Effective at nurturing strong professional relationships
    • Committed to fostering a culture of empowerment & creativity
    • Just good people!


Let's Build a Company Together
We are looking for creative, courageous pioneers and innovators; people that are committed to having a profound impact on our world. We are looking for people who believe in a bold vision and can back it up with successful execution. People that love the beauty of flight and are deeply committed to protecting our planet. People that have unquestionable integrity and are committed to building a company the world can trust, and products that our customers know are safe.