Director of Logistics at Exploding Kittens | Powderkeg

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Logistics

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10K through Kickstarter, the Exploding Kittens campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is one of the #1 most-backed projects in Kickstarter history and has sold over 18 million tabletop games to date.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games seek to reshape traditional game night into an entertaining person-to-person experience. Today, there are nearly 30 games available for purchase as well as an Exploding Kittens mobile app that is one of the top 30 premium games on both [iOS]( official/id1040227414?ls=1&mt=8), Android, and the [Nintendo Switch]( kittens-switch/) console, as well as a free-to-play app, Kitty Letter.

The Director of Logistics is responsible for all Logistics, Distribution, and Warehousing activities, managing end-to-end operations within Exploding Kittens’ supply chain. In this role you will work internally and cross- functionally with leadership, production, sales, and warehousing teams to optimize the company’s supply chain to ensure customers receive their orders on time, while maintaining a high level of performance on KPIs to align with the company’s growth goals.


  • Drive strategic operations of the Distribution and Logistics team including identifying, revising, and championing departmental goals and objectives, to align with the company’s short and long-term goals
  • Identify current and future risks and potential challenges to growth and create and implement a plan to mitigate identified risks
  • Maintain KPIs / metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
  • Maintain, create, and nurture strong relationships with shippers, brokers, 3PLs, and freight forwarders that allow the company to consistently meet delivery deadlines in a cost-effective manner by effectively negotiating contracts or rates
  • Collaborate across departments to improve controls that impact inventory or shipment reporting including refining processes, policies, procedures, documentation, and information systems
  • Oversee inventory management to ensure data accuracy across all 3rd party partners’ locations.
  • Manage the logistics budget, constantly looking for solutions to optimize the shipping processes, and keeping the budget at or below forecast.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor Logistics team members to ensure operations flow smoothly, instructions are provided accordingly, and the team is set up for success


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management (or related field), Master’s degree highly desirable
  • Active APICS Certification
  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain management, with a focus in logistics and procurement; Director of Distribution and Logistics & Supply Chain experience preferred
  • Expertise in warehouse procedures in efficiency, effectiveness and safety
  • Understanding of global customs, import requirements, rules and regulations
  • Ability to develop, articulate, and enact a clear vision of what the Company needs to meet its long-term business objectives
  • Ability to manage complex schedules, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to understand and leverage technology to build scalable processes, gain efficiencies, streamline operations, and improve outcomes
  • Excellent change management skills, with the ability to influence peer stakeholders
  • Exceptional analytics and organizational skills and a flexible, problem-solving attitude
  • Ability for occasional domestic travel
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA


  • 100% Company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Flexible spending account options (medical, dependent care, transit)
  • 401k with company matching
  • Flexible paid vacation, Half-Day Fridays, Company Holidays
  • Monthly wellness benefit + complementary wellness subscriptions
  • Complimentary lunches on Fridays (where we play games together!)

_As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer we are committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including protected hairstyles such as dreadlocks, braids and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression and/or the fact that an individual is transgender, transitioning or transitioned), color, ancestry, national origin, possession of a driver’s license, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/trait/condition, marital or familial status, family care or medical leave status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, membership in military reserves, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local, state and federal “ban the box” and “fair chance” laws. _

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Director of Logistics
  • Company
    Exploding Kittens
  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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