UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Head of Academic and Research Logistics Operations reporting to the Executive Director, Finance and Budget.
Head of Academic and Research Logistics Operations should be a visionary person that will be responsible for understanding the long-term strategic vision of the University’s leadership and consequently develop a strategic vision for Logistics that supports the University’s mission and for developing and executing a tactical operating plan that supports Academic and research business units. The position over-the-horizon planning will be flexible enough to evolve as needed to support the ever changing internationally collaborative research landscape that Logistics is required to support.
Head of Academic and Research Logistics Operations will be responsible for leading the day to day International Logistics operations and supporting the transportation and importation of products within academic and research from a worldwide network of vendors and collaboration partners. The ability to understand the trade-offs associated with Supply Chain decisions and understand the complexities of performing business internationally will be critical. This person will be comfortable conversing with every level of the organization, building organizational relationships with the many internal customers (especially with the Research Community, Supply Chain/Procurement, Compliance, Research and Lab Operations) while working collaboratively to reach resolution to ongoing and developing problems. The candidate will be business savvy, with the ability to self-educate to keep current in the evolving International Logistics arena.
Head of Academic and Research Logistics Operations will be responsible for supporting the NYUAD Supply Chain by managing all global logistics activities across academic and research operations, including developing and implementing global strategies for warehousing, transportation, trade compliance, reverse logistics, packaging, network optimization, process and system flows, strategic warehousing, and assisting with strategic supplier management by helping develop an extensive and complex global 3PL network across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.
Head of Academic and Research Logistics Operations will be responsible for managing a team of logistics professionals responsible for international freight forwarding and the related operational administrative duties, including but not limited to, determining the correct method of shipment and providing an unbroken logistics chain for different goods (i.e. chemicals, biological items, equipment) including any goods deemed necessary to support the logistic activities across the multiple business units within the academic areas. The logistics team will manage the end to end logistics chain in compliance with the different applicable Export / Import control rules, including obtaining any required Ministry Licenses and Permits required for custom clearance.
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.