Logistics & Fulfilment Manager

This progressive logistics/forwarding company based Heathrow requires an experienced manager for their logistics & fulfilment operations.

Tasks:

  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, 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
  • Negotiate rates and contracts with transportation and logistics providers
  • Recommend optimal transport modes, routes or frequency
  • Select carriers/suppliers and monitor service against performance criteria
  • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery
  • 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 and warehouse 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
  • Identify and resolve 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.

Health and Safety:

  • Make sure all measures are taken to insure health and safety is key in the warehouse.
  • Make sure all employees working in warehouse follow procedures and have the correct means to work in the environment safely and efficiently (courses/training, equipment)
  • Make sure all logs (daily, weekly, monthly) are kept and done.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the Health and Safety representative and send monthly reports on any issues which needed to be highlighted.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proven management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • Highly skilled communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Customer focused
  • Proven analytical, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Strong planning skills with the ability to handle multiple projects through to completion and to manage competing priorities
  • Project management skills
  • Commercial and financial acumen with a full understanding of the impact of failure in terms of business cost, production schedules and customer order fulfilment
  • Excellent attention to detail skills

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Min 3 years of warehousing and fulfilment managerial experience.
  • Strong understanding of inventory management systems and WMS.
  • Prior experience of working in logistics/supply chain/transportation function within the automotive or manufacturing environment with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of technical regulations related to logistics such as import/export and customs regulations, including security requirements to include certification in dangerous goods handling and aviation security
  • High degree of knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing and automotive processes and components and of supply chain management
  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including knowledge and understanding of specialist systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Bill of Material (BOM) and customer data systems
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate technical and complex data and provide meaningful information
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body such as the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport would be advantageous
  • For Health and Safety Management IOSH training is a MUST

Salary £50000 to £55000 aae

Category: Current Vacancies, Logistics, Managerial, Uncategorized, Warehouse / Transport.