Job Summary:

The Director of Logistics plays a critical role in leading, managing and developing a high-performance team responsible for receiving, inventory management, final product kitting, and global order fulfillment & distribution of finished goods for Nanostring commercial and service products across multiple sites. The incumbent will need to be able to embrace change management, plan for success while being persistent at mitigating failure, make decisions and drive, create an environment to make responsibility and accountability a way of life at all levels, and be a great partner with all stakeholders to support the business. The incumbent works closely with all corporate functions, as well as members of the executive team.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for leading and managing all of the following functions: Kitting, Shipping and Receiving
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures to ensure flawless control of Logistics. Specifically, operate effectively in our ERP system to manage good receipts, production orders, sales orders, cycle counts, inventory accuracy and inventory transactions
  • Help prepare and review as needed, plans for NPI and commercial launch considering the commercial demand, QA, production, packaging and labeling requirements
  • Develop, visualize and act on Key Performance Indicators and metrics relative to the department
  • Recruit, retain, and develop a first-class team responsible for providing best in class Order Fulfillment, global distribution and logistics services to Nanostring operations worldwide. Build and continually advance employee engagement by creating a culture of operational excellence that includes continuous improvement, efficient execution and an environment in which individuals and teams can excel
  • Manage third party distribution performances including contract and communication
  • Build strong collaborations and partnerships with all the various stakeholder leaders including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing, Quality and R&D
  • Managing up to 15+ people on team.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 7+ years of experience in management and performance of Logistics operations in a high-tech and fast-paced environment.
  • Global operations expertise, experience with launching productions globally and an understanding of the Logistics regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing teams spread across diverse geographic locations and different production workflows, in an ISO-13485, ROU and FDA GMP environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific or business-related major is required, MBA preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to be able to engage confidently with key stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Be customer focused with high integrity and transparency
  • Demonstrated excellence at both strategy and execution
  • Understanding and competence with ERP systems, including awareness of Microsoft Navision
  • Ability to travel to Bothell and other locations as needed
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • APICS CPIM, CSCP, CLTD is preferred.


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