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Supply Chain and Logistics Manager

Location: Telford, Shropshire Industry: Logistics
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bupa, Pension, Bonus Contact: Telford Branch
Posted: 8 months ago Contact Email: tshaw@meridianbs.co.uk

Due to expansion my we established client is looking to recruit a Supply Chain & Logistics Manager on a permanent basis. This is an excellent job opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain / Purchasing professional to carve a key role for themselves within a thriving business. You will have the responsibility for two UK distribution sites and all logistics operations, the role will form part of the senior management team of the business with responsibility for the procurement and receipt of imported finished goods and planning and logistics for the product portfolio.

Main duties for the Supply Chain & Logistics Manager will include:

  • Manage all supply chain activities across the business
  • Effectively manage and develop supplier relationships
  • Negotiate and secure sustainable cost savings for the business
  • Develop the planning systems in the business to ensure that the demand plan sits in line with planning process, taking into account supplier lead times and customer delivery schedules
  • Management and delivery of departmental and supplier KPI's
  • Management and development of the supply chain team
  • Build & develop effective relationships with all 3rd party providers
  • Key operational contact between the UK and European sites
  • Co-ordinate and manage stock levels on each UK site ensuring the right product mix and volumes are in place at the right time
  • Manage the scheduling of parts between the UK and European sites.
  • Understand, communicate and enforce project plans and processes to UK distribution team
  • Manage the third-party logistics provider and small inhouse fleet for the UK and ensure it is set up for the client requirements (setup, shift patterns, labour recruitment, management, MHE, quality, processes etc)
  • Manage the communications with freight regarding collection times and frequencies

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience of managing logistics change projects
  • Influence - ability to make decisions and influence the relevant people / departments
  • Organisation and planning. Required for understanding processes for efficient scheduling of parts
  • Experience of managing logistics change projects
  • Experience of managing warehouse operations

In order to be considered for this role you MUST have experience at a senior level within a Supply Chain / Procurement position from within the manufacturing sector. You will have excellent commercial acumen and proven success at managing supplier performance and negotiations of commercial terms and conditions. You will be a self-motivated and dynamic individual who has excellent interpersonal skills and experience of managing a small team.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please forward your up to date CV or contact Sarah Turner on 01952 457897 for further details.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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