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Logistics Manager


Kent - Ashford
up to £48000 per annum
Permanent
Job Reference
257706/001

A rare opportunity has become available for a leading company, based in Ashford. You will have a strong understanding of all things relating to logistics and warehousing, and will be responsible for the running of the warehouse department and company vehicles.

  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations.

  • Liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics, 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.

  • Help manage rates and contracts with transportation and logistics providers.

  • Recommend optimal transport modes, routes or frequency.

  • Ensure compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.

  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports, or customer issues.

  • Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, product volumes or carriers.

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities.

  • Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements.

  • Identify and resolve any stock discrepancies and ensure system records are in agreement.

  • Ensure IT systems in place are effective, maintained, and accurate.

  • Overseeing of inbound and outbound transport.

Experience

  • Extensive experience across stock management, warehouse management, logistics and operational
    efficiency.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.

  • An excellent communicator with a skill for managing people.

  • A minimum of five years of management experience in related positions.

  • Familiar with the management of large-scale logistics, transportation, warehousing, etc.

  • Familiar with FMCG and fast paced environment.

  • Excellent leadership and negotiation skills.

  • A degree would be preferred but not essential

  • Assist in briefing / de-briefing drivers

  • Managing vehicle defects

  • Manage driver compliance

  • Manage vehicle compliance

  • Analyse and report on vehicle utilisation

  • Analyse and report on driver utilisation

  • Assist in the setting up and running of the general haulage integration

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