Director of Logistics – Loveland, CO







It is an exciting time at Lightning eMotors, a fast-growing company that designs and manufactures a wide portfolio of best-in-class zero emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles – from Class 3 cargo vans, passenger vans, and ambulances, to Class 4 shuttle buses and box trucks, to Class 6 work trucks, Class 7 city buses, and Class 8 motor coaches.   Our team designs, engineers, customizes, manufactures, and supports commercial electric vehicles to support this wide array of fleet customer needs, with a full suite of telematics, analytics, and charging solutions to simplify the buying and ownership experience and maximize uptime and energy efficiency. This is your opportunity to be an integral part of our outstanding team, working with like-minded professionals dedicated to making a difference in the world and transforming the automotive industry.

The Director of Logistics is a new position on our Procurement team and based in Loveland, Colorado.  We are seeking a hands on/doer who is comfortable rolling up your sleeves and working alongside your team to help manage the workload as the company matures.

Why join Lightning?

2021 is a game-changing year for us as we have just gone public! This enables us to continue scaling our manufacturing and engineering capabilities and maintain our leadership in the commercial electric vehicle market.

With 10 years in R&D, Lightning is ahead of the game with our dominant market positioning, proprietary technology, and highly experienced management team.

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About the position:

Reporting to the VP of Global Supply Chain, the Director of Logistics will be responsible for all external logistics from suppliers to the dock and for finished product delivery to customers.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Identify and negotiate with 3PL companies for best cost and delivery per region
  • Develop strategic roadmap for partnerships and supply routes for future growth
  • Manage all import/export requirements, routine pick up and delivery, packaging design, etc.
  • Analysis and presentation of KPIs
  • Execute one off pick up requests or expedite requests for regular manufacturing as well as prototype build events
  • Work with the Material Planning team to plan material movements and provide expenditure forecasts


Skills/Knowledge and Experience:


  • 10 years experience in logistics in the automotive, aerospace, train/rail, or appliance industries
  • Experience leading specific initiatives and managing teams
  • Detail oriented, organized and comfortable using various tracking tools
  • Self-starter willing to evaluate and contribute to enable the team and improve the work environment
  • Experience negotiating 3PL contracts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelors Degree



$125,000 to $160,000 DOE


Benefits offered:

Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off (accrued)
  • Paid holidays
  • Short and Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program