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Lead Logistics

Auto req ID: 10852 
Title: Lead Logistics 
Job Function: Materials and Procurement 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Corporate Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI is the site where the first H-D factory - a wooden shed - was built in 1903 in the backyard of the William C. Davidson family home. Join our team as a Lead Logistics.

Job Summary

The Lead Logistics role is responsible for executing operational strategies for dealer-facing logistics. This role will ensure the successful importation, transportation, storage, and delivery of material and product for product distribution sites. This role will also proactively lead continuous improvement efforts to improve logistics processes and partnerships and collaborate extensively with similar functions in other markets across the globe.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engage with and be the first point of escalation for lead third party logistics (3PL) partners (warehousing, transportation, customs brokerage) at the distribution sites
  • Engage and investigate alternatives with Business COriginal Equipment(s) in resolution of system issues and champion of future enhancements
  • Collaborate with peer(s) across other regions and markets to share best practices and form a global community for consistency and improvement
  • Ensure trade compliance of product (materials and finished goods) imported and exported out of distribution sites
  • Report and maintain key performance indicators (Key Performance Indicators) in a manner that is consistent across the company
  • Engage in continuous improvement initiatives and implement distribution network design improvements to meet current and future sales channel requirements
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including Order Management and Demand/Supply Planning to ensure agreed upon service levels are being met and issues are being resolved in a timely manner

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications


Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Third party logistics management experience
  • Effective communication, collaboration, negotiation, leadership, coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Experience in project management and leading high level projects is required, including contract negotiation and RFQ development


  • Experience in international logistics and customs compliance is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with apparel/textiles, vehicles, aftermarket service parts industries is strongly preferred


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We welcome everybody to join our family and be united no matter who you are or where you come from. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: Yes 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 





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