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Logistics Manager

Posted 4 January by Berry Recruitment Ended
Key Responsibilities:

Strategy and Development Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice logistics vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
General and Task Management Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, and appropriate logistics providers. 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 Recommend optimal transport modes, routes or frequency Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports or customer issues Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or carriers and report results to others Assess and make recommendations for logistics processes in potential new facilities or plants and advise of cost implications and efficiency. Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements with the help of direct reports, resolving any inventory discrepancies and ensure inventory and system records are in agreement Keep track of slow moving and obsolete stock Identify savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process Interpret trends and analyse and review data. Provide meaningful logistics data to others in the organisation to aid customer service and cost improvements Ensure IT systems in place are effective, maintained and accurate Ensure metrics, reports, and process documentation is available
People Management Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors Hold responsibility for department budget
Qualifications and Experience Levels: Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, HND, BTec Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ

Level 5 qualifications. Knowledge of lean techniques are a distinct advantage. Prior experience of working in logistics/supply chain/transportation function within the manufacturing environment with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures High degree of knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing processes and components and of supply chain management Advanced Excel user Ability to analyse and manipulate technical and complex data and provide meaningful information.

Required skills

  • logistics manager/ supply chain manager/distribution manager

Reference: 34139523

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