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Head of Logistics



Garden Grove, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

About Harbinger

Harbinger Motors Inc. is a Southern California-based electric vehicle manufacturer on a mission to transform the automotive and transportation industries, bringing to market EVs developed from the ground up to address the needs of the Medium Duty vehicle industry. This broad, and to date poorly addressed, market segment includes class 4 to 7 commercial delivery vehicles, RVs and utility vehicles, among others. Leveraging a foundation of proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies, Harbinger's first-of-its-kind EV platform will bring enhancements in vehicle performance, durability and operator comfort. And importantly, Harbinger's vehicles will be priced for zero acquisition premium relative to traditional gas- and diesel-based competitors, removing one of the most tenacious barriers to EV adoption.

Harbinger's team, with operations in Southern California and Michigan, includes industry veterans with expertise in powertrain, battery, chassis and software development, along with leaders in advanced manufacturing, corporate development, operations and finance. Our team members come from leading innovators, both in and out of the automotive industry, including Tesla, Rivian, Canoo, Ford, Anduril, and SpaceX.

Founded in 2021, Harbinger is a venture-backed startup on a rapid growth trajectory, looking for candidates that thrive on tackling complex challenges and who share in our passion to bring clean transportation alternatives to a segment of the market starving for innovation.

Job Overview: The Head of Logistics will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of logistics operations within our company. This leadership role requires extensive experience in inbound logistics, outbound logistics, trade compliance, packaging, inventory management, material planning, and production control. The ideal candidate will possess strong strategic planning abilities, exceptional organizational skills, and a proven track record of optimizing logistics processes to enhance productivity and reduce costs.

What You'll Do:
Inbound Logistics Management:

  • Coordinate the transportation and receipt of raw materials and components from suppliers.
  • Implement strategies to streamline inbound logistics processes and reduce lead times across the supply base.
  • Collaborate with procurement and suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials while minimizing inventory holding costs.

Outbound Logistics Management:

  • Oversee the distribution of finished goods to customers and dealers.
  • Develop efficient outbound logistics strategies to meet customer delivery requirements and minimize shipping costs.
  • Optimize transportation routes and carrier selection to enhance delivery speed and reliability.

Trade Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with international trade regulations and customs requirements.
  • Stay updated on import/export laws and tariffs to mitigate risks and maximize cost savings.
  • Collaborate with legal and regulatory teams to address trade compliance issues proactively.

Packaging Optimization:

  • Evaluate packaging requirements for raw materials, components, and finished products.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize packaging designs to reduce waste and transportation costs.
  • Implement sustainable packaging solutions to align with corporate environmental goals.

Inventory Management:

  • Develop inventory control policies and procedures to maintain optimal stock levels.
  • Implement inventory tracking systems to monitor stock movements and minimize stockouts.
  • Conduct regular inventory audits to ensure accuracy and identify areas for improvement.

Material Planning:

  • Develop and lead production planning teams to forecast demand and plan material requirements.
  • Optimize material planning processes to minimize excess inventory and stock obsolescence.
  • Work closely with suppliers to manage lead times and ensure timely availability of materials.

Production Control:

  • Support coordination of production schedules to optimize resource utilization and meet customer demand.
  • Implement production control measures to ensure adherence to quality standards and delivery deadlines.
  • Monitor production metrics and implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's degree in logistics, supply chain management, business administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in logistics management within the manufacturing industry, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and make informed decisions to optimize logistics operations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership abilities with a track record of driving results and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Proficiency in logistics management software, TMS and ERP systems.
  • Certification in logistics or supply chain management (e.g., APICS, CSCMP) is a plus.

Rev up your career with our electrifying compensation and benefits package! At Harbinger Motors, we understand that your skills, experience, and expertise are as unique as our cutting-edge electric vehicles. That's why we tailor our offers to suit your individual profile, considering your years of experience, specialized knowledge, and market demands.

In addition to a competitive base salary, our perks charge ahead of the competition:

  • 100% Comprehensive Health Coverage: You and your loved ones are covered with top-tier medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Accelerate Your Wealth: As one of our first 100 employees, you'll have the opportunity to rev up your financial future with early-stage stock options.
  • Unleash Your Time: Take control of your work-life balance. Salaried teammates receive flexible PTO and the freedom to celebrate holidays and wellness days as you see fit.
  • Cruise into Vacations: Enjoy an exciting annual vacation stipend to help you recharge your batteries.
  • Fuel Your Day: Forget brown bag lunches; we've got you covered with paid lunches and dinners to keep you energized.

These are just a few of our benefits and perks, as we're constantly adjusting and adding more benefits to best serve our teammates. At Harbinger Motors, we don't just offer jobs; we provide the fuel for your career journey. Join us in shaping the future of sustainable transportation, where your hard work and dedication are always rewarded.

Get ready to drive your career forward with us!

California Pay Range
$170,000$210,000 USD
Equal Opportunity
Harbinger is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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