Logistics Manager

March 27, 2023
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At Dedrone, you can expect to work in a startup-like atmosphere, expect excitement, and expect tasks that are diverse in nature. We're a highly qualified, international team that is passionate about what we do and where we want to go. Our hierarchies are flat and we offer plenty of room for individual ideas to develop. We are quick in our decision-making and like to keep our processes lean.

Dedrone is looking for a talented and qualified logistics manager to join our team. In this position, you will be responsible for all supply chain management duties including selecting carriers, researching shipping methods, assessing budgets, and organizing storage.

The successful candidate must demonstrate strong attention to detail in order to oversee daily operations and logistics employees. In addition to having excellent organizational skills, you should also possess in-depth knowledge of logistics and inventory systems. This position is based in Sterling, Virginia (U.S. Headquarters for Dedrone). This position may allow for some remote work after processes are established, but is primary an office position requiring physical presence and face to face interaction with the team.


  • Develop and establish process structure and tooling support for 3rd party component procurement with respect.
  • Create and manage effective asset control with respect to key assets provided to customers throughout demo cycles, POCs and final sales by means of:
  • Handling all shipment cycles (FedEx, UPS, etc.) including managing the respective Dedrone accounts.
  • Schedule and monitor inbound and outbound deliveries.
  • Active control and recording of (key) material received and/or sent.
  • Driving improvements and proactive screening of data consistency (jointly with Finance and German Operations).
  • Negotiate contracts and rates with carriers and suppliers.
  • Assist with global ERP implementation.
  • Monitor logistics, warehousing, transportation and after-sales services.
  • Document above process with respect to the “how to” guide for the supported organizations as well as for process execution to enable support and back-up structure
  • Manage meeting rooms, organize customer visits and manage janitorial services (General Office Management).
  • Organize warehouse, label goods, plot routes, and process shipments.
  • Track the return and replacement of products (RMA) and development metrics associated to repairs and RMA performance.
  • Product portfolio management:
  • Participate in setup of operational (planning and execution) structure with suppliers
  • Provide forecast as derived from Dedrone's Salesforce CRM
  • Trigger shipments as required and maintain aligned inventory count
  • Prepare and organize supplier feedback
  • Research and implement ideal shipping techniques, routing, and carriers.
  • Collaborate with other departments to embed logistics into business processes and operations.
  • Evaluate budgets and expenses and identify cost savings opportunities.
  • Update and evaluate metrics to evaluate performance and implement improvements.
  • Ensure all operations are compliant with laws, regulations and ISO requirements.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, logistics, supply chain, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in a similar role supporting operations or in tasks supporting Engineering, Sales or Service/Support or experience in Supply Chain Management (SCM).
  • In-depth knowledge of the consumer goods industry.
  • Solid understanding of logistics and inventory management software.
  • Outstanding analytical, problem-solving, and organizational abilities.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Occasional travel to U.S. suppliers and German office required from time to time.
  • Initial training will require travel to Germany
  • About Dedrone

    Dedrone is the market and technology leader in airspace security. The Dedrone counter-drone platform combines hardware sensors and machine-learning software, providing early warning, classification of, and mitigation against all drone threats. Based in San Francisco, Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is backed by investors including Felicis Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems and founder of JC2 Ventures.

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