We are currently looking for a strong Logistics Manager to look after the logistics function for a busy manufacturing plant.
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, 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.
Take under control 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 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.