Logistics Manager

Inplace Recruitment ltd
56450.00 GBP Annual
08 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

Our client is an internationally recognised retailer looking for a Logistics Manager responsible for continuous improvement in their inbound supply chain.

The successful candidate will have management experience in a retail or FMCG environment with candidates with a supply chain or logistics background preferred. Educated to degree level, the successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and be familiar with project management and continuous improvement techniques.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manages, develops and trains their Logistics Assistants.
  • Identifies cost saving opportunities and develops operational plans for implementation.
  • Identifies backhaul and freight diversion opportunities considering the net case/unit costs and carrier rates and ensures all related information is up to date.
  • Carries out initial supplier site assessments for backhaul feasibility and special equipment requirements.
  • Obtains and verifies transport rates from logistics service providers to determine market rates for specific lanes.
  • Works with the Warehouse & Distribution Section Managers to communicate and assist in implementing cost saving opportunities where required.
  • Manages logistics service providers within contract guidelines.
  • Monitors and records logistics service provider performance.
  • Conduct logistics service provider audits in relation to movement of consignments, temperature and delivery window adherence.
  • Check domestic and international freight invoices against contract rates in preparation for authorisation.
  • Review routes for operational viability and cost effectiveness.
  • Resolve any service provision issues that may arise in consultation with the Logistics Director.
  • Develop and maintains constructive working relationships with logistics service providers.
  • Carry out visits to suppliers and freight forwarders where necessary.
  • Monitor logistics costs including fuel costs, freight costs and currency exchange rates.
  • Develop and maintain a register of domestic and international freight rates ensuring information is up to date.
  • Maintain a register of statutory requirements ensuring all information is up to date.
  • Ensure adherence to all legal requirements in his/her area of responsibility.
  • Carries out year-end tasks.
  • Calculate and confirm store delivery and backhaul charges (if applicable).
  • Supervise use of route optimisation/transport management applications for inbound and outbound freight to ensure that region/division transport requirements are met on daily basis (if applicable).
  • Coordinate with internal/external route optimisation application providers to resolve any system issues and maintain continuous operations of all logistics applications critical to route generation and escalate issue resolution as required (if applicable).
  • Liaise with pallet pooling suppliers to coordinate and monitor national requirements (if applicable).

Please note: due to the number of applicants we receive, if you have not heard from us within 7 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful at this time.