Manager, Logistics and Supply Chain – Fort Lauderdale

Manager, Logistics and Supply Chain – Fort Lauderdale

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Manager, Logistics and Supply Chain – Fort Lauderdale


Responsible for meeting company goals and expectations in purchasing while staying within your department’s budget. Your job duties include researching to find quality products, negotiating fair contracts, checking that shipments are delivered on time and are complete. Developing an inventory management strategy is crucial to ensuring a consistent supply of products for the company.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Set up and maintain inventory controls to determine and manage inventory needs.
  • Preparing cost estimates and operating budgets.
  • Responsible for maintaining profit margins set by upper management.
  • Establish an approval process for general purchases of specific amounts.
  • Managing shipping and receiving process guidelines.
  • Working to improve purchasing systems and processes.
  • Developing and implementing purchasing strategies.
  • Maintains and/or implements purchasing and record-keeping systems.
  • Acts as the company’s representative in negotiations with suppliers.
  • Evaluates and approves conditions for issuing and awarding bids.
  • Managing supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, timelines, etc.
  • Resolves grievances with vendors, contractors, and suppliers.
  • Maintaining the supplier database, purchase records, and related documentation.
  • Drafts, explains, and implements instructions, policies, and procedures for purchasing and contract management.
  • Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising staff, and allocating tasks.
  • Training new employees in the purchasing process and how to use the purchasing system.
  • Coordinates removal or disposal of surplus materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently must stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This job’s specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Required Education and Experience

  • Degree in business administration, a related field, or five years’ experience in a related field.
  • Marine industry experience preferred.
  • Experience as a Purchasing Manager or in a similar position.
  • In-depth knowledge of inventory and supply chain management.
  • Supervisory and management experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Bradford Marine is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. To apply, please send resume to or click the apply button below.