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Logistics Manager

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Job Location: Remote - Remote, Remote, USA

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Logistics Manager

CHEERS! Founded in 1981, Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits markets quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. With our headquarters in Stamford, CT, DFWS is the 4th largest wine company with one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios. With our family values and unique culture, DFWS was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in the U.S. in 2022 and 2023.

We are currently seeking a Logistics Manager to join our team, reporting to the Director, Inventory & Logistics Planning. This role offers a high degree of flexibility between working remotely and working in our Stamford, CT headquarters on an as-needed basis. As a Logistics Manager, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the efficient movement, distribution, and storage of finished cased goods within our organization. Your responsibilities working closely with the Director Inventory & Logistics Planning will span various aspects of logistics, including negotiating with transportation and warehousing service providers, managing budgets, and collaborating with the finance team on logistics initiatives.

  • Freight Service Providers:
    • Evaluate carriers for transportation of DFWS finished cased goods both domestically and internationally
    • Annually negotiate to obtain competitive rates while ensuring quality of service .
    • Collaborate with transportation companies, freight forwarders, and warehousing partners to optimize logistics operations.
    • Ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of goods.
    • Address logistics-related issues and resolve promptly.
  • Budget Management:
    • Monitor and manage logistics budgets, ensuring adherence to financial targets.
    • Analyze logistics costs, identify cost-saving opportunities, and implement strategies to optimize expenses.
    • Maintains DFWS' warehousing and logistics footprint and costs as relates to DFWS budgetary cycles
  • Reporting and Analysis:
    • Generate regular reports on logistics performance, including lead times, transportation costs, and inventory levels.
    • Provide insights to senior management regarding logistics efficiency, bottlenecks, and areas for improvement.
    • Collaborate with finance teams to align logistics data and initiatives with financial reporting.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Stay informed about shipping carriers, routes, and rate changes.
    • Implement best practices to enhance logistics efficiency.
    • Evaluate and recommend process improvements.
  • Compliance and Regulations:
    • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, including maintaining DFWS' standing with CTPAT compliance.

  • At DFWS, we believe that our differences are our strengths. We embrace and celebrate the diversity of our team members, our customers, and our communities. We strive to create a work environment that fosters inclusion, respect, and collaboration. We are constantly learning and growing from our diverse perspectives and experiences. Inclusion and diversity are not just goals for us, but the core of all we do. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates as we foster a culture of inclusion that provides fair and equal opportunities for all. Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    About Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

    Initially called W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd., the company was founded in 1981 by Chairman Bill Deutsch to market quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. In 2009, it announced the expansion of the award-winning company to include a Spirits Portfolio. Today the company is renowned for its brand-building prowess and its ability to meet the needs of the modern consumer. Bill's son Peter Deutsch is CEO; thus two generations of the Deutsch family work side by side in their continuous quest to build strong brands and relationships throughout the wine and spirits industry.

    The portfolio includes award-winning wines from Australia: [ yellow tail ], [ yellow tail ] Pure Bright; California: Bellacosa, Girard Winery, Force & Grace, Josh Cellars, Josh Cellars Reserve, Layer Cake, The Calling; France: Andre Lurton, Beau Joie, Cave de Lugny, Fleurs de Prairie, Hob Nob Vineyards, Sauvion et Fils; Italy: Barone Fini, Villa Pozzi; New Zealand: The Crossings; Portugal: Quinta Do Vale Meao; Argentina: Clos de los Siete; and award-winning spirits: Redemption Whiskey, Bib & Tucker Bourbon, Masterson's Rye, Gray Whale Gin, Luksusowa Vodka and Cantera Negra Tequilla.


    • 5+ years of operations, freight forwarder or 3PL provider experience, in positions with increasing responsibility
    • Bachelors' degree required; degree in Supply Chain Management or logistics preferred
    • Working knowledge of inventory management software (e.g. ERP) required
    • Strong, proven negotiation skills
    • Proven ability to plan and organize workload and work within tight deadlines, while flourishing in a team-oriented environment.
    • Ability to assimilate and process data from a wide range of sources.
    • Working knowledge of distribution channels required
    • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
    • An analytical mind with strong math skills
    • Excellent oral & written communication skills