Logistics Manager

Job Description

We currently have an opportunity for a Logistics Manager to join the team of this major food supplier. You will need to have had previous experience and have a strong understanding of all things relating to logistics / warehousing. You will be responsible for the running of the warehouse department and company vehicles so experience is a must.

 

Below a brief job spec for the role.

  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics, transportation companies and customers.
  • Create and implement best practice logistics principles, policies and processes across the organisation to improve operational and financial performance.
  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements.
  • Monitor quality, quantity, delivery times, and transport costs.
  • Help manage rates and contracts with transportation and logistics providers.
  • Recommend optimal transport modes, routes or frequency.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports, or customer issues.
  • Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, product volumes or carriers.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities.
  • Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements.
  • Identify and resolve any stock discrepancies and ensure system records are in agreement.
  • Ensure IT systems in place are effective, maintained, and accurate.
  • Overseeing of inbound and outbound transport.

Experience

·     Extensive experience across stock management, warehouse management, logistics and operational
efficiency.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • An excellent communicator with a skill for managing people.
  • A minimum of five years of management experience in related positions.
  • Familiar with the management of large-scale logistics, transportation, warehousing, etc.
  • Familiar with FMCG and fast paced environment.
  • Excellent leadership and negotiation skills.
  • A degree would be preferred but not essential
  • Assist in briefing / de-briefing drivers
  • Managing vehicle defects
  • Manage driver compliance
  • Manage vehicle compliance
  • Analyse and report on vehicle utilisation
  • Analyse and report on driver utilisation
  • Assist in the setting up and running of the general haulage integration

Further information

·         Monday to Friday

·         28 days holiday (including bank holiday) Increasing to 31 days after 5 years.