Logistics Manager

Job Description

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the following aspects of the supply chain: sourcing, purchasing, transport, warehousing and distribution. Also involved in identifying and implementing initiatives to reduce the overall supply chain cost base.

Reports To: Plant Manager

Budgetary Responsibility: Department

Summary of Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Securing a constant supply of materials to Production as required to meet production output targets

Coordinating and controlling the order cycle and associated information systems to ensure consistency of supply both to production and external customers.

Initiate activities to achieve customer satisfaction to on time delivery in full customer required quantities and seek improvements to customer perception

Manage and co-ordinate activities focused on inventory reduction to achieve the optimum level of inventory for the plant.

Liaising and negotiating with customers and suppliers on a daily basis; to develop and maintain relationships.

Manage supplier base closely ensuring cost and quality control are maintained.

Supporting Programme Management with new projects / platform implementation

Responsibility for all staff within Logistics, Purchasing and Stores

Ensure customer requirements are met by accurate planning and coordination of supply chain and manufacturing activities

Lead key stakeholder engagement internally (Plant, Divisional) and externally (customer, supplier), often at senior/exec level

Provide strong leadership, direction and guidance to the site Logistics function, including their collective effectiveness, individual performance management and development

Optimise inventory performance and supply chain related costs

Engage with Divisional operations and supply chain functions to support the global development of supply chain systems and best practice

Education / Qualifications Required:

HND level or equivalent

Experience Required:

Previous experience of working in an automotive, manufacturing environment in a similar role

Experience in supply chain management and leadership

Skills Required:

Self motivated

Problem solving, technical and analytical capability.

Ability to prioritize multiple projects

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Good time management and organisational skills