Logistics Engineering Solution Design Specialist 39608


£31.72 - 31.72 per hour


Sector: Automotive
Function: Purchasing & Supply Chain
Contact: Ellie Ebbage
Phone: 01384 446118
Job Ref: 67491

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Logistics Engineering Solution Design Specialist - 39608

Rate: £31.72/hr Umbrella – inside IR35

Division: Manufacturing Engineering

Contract Position based near Solihull (hybrid, 3 days per week on site)

Position Description:

This is initially a short term Logistics Engineering Solution Design Specialist role, covering the early concept phases of a potentially large scale logistics project. We are looking for a proven Logistics Engineer or Planner, with broad knowledge of logistic engineering solutions, processes, systems and equipment and latest market trends.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the robust programme delivery and strategy execution to support a flawless programme launch
  • Collaborate with cross-functional colleagues on the development of logistics requirements and material flow strategies, ensuring Best in Class Logistics solutions for new vehicle programmes.
  • Drive the development of cost submissions for programmes investment, marketplace space etc.
  • Design and improve processes of moving material throughout the factory and warehouse including lineside material presentation, warehouse design/ optimisation, development of lean logistics solutions.
  • Create/Influence efficient line side, kitting zone and warehouse layouts.
  • Use benchmarking and other research methods to identify potential opportunities for the latest technology and methodologies to drive Best in Class solutions
  • Contribute to the development of layout plans for decks, market place and lineside in support of changes in model, volume, shift patterns
  • Establish business requirement / engage with stakeholders and customers alike and present sound logistics engineering solutions. These will require elements of finance justification and once approved you will lead the end result through to delivery, where relevant. Thus, you will need to be proactive in your approach and develop relationships with a number of internal and external stakeholders to drive the end result. These projects will include all aspects of Sustainability and Health & Safety.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Leadership skills and proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, driving others to deliver solutions with best enterprise results
  • Previous experience and background in Manufacturing Logistics
  • Broad knowledge of logistic engineering solutions, processes, systems and equipment and latest market trends. Covering, but not limited to; In-plant logistics processes, lineside delivery methods, storage media, kitting strategies, AGVs and handling equipment
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting requirements gathering, solution and layout designs, business case creation, right through to delivery and final project completion of logistics solutions
  • Good analytical skills
  • Experience or knowledge of project management and process improvement
  • Ability to maintain and interpret logistics data knowledge and skills with a broad understanding of the interfaces into vehicle platforms and plants
  • Strong IT skills and Microsoft package elements Powerpoint and Excel


  • Experience working overseas or in an international project context or keen desire to do so
  • CAD skills to create and maintain lineside layout drawings


  • Relevant Degree or equivalent experience preferred

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

In order for your CV to be processed effectively, please ensure your name, email address, phone number and location (post code OR town OR county, as a minimum) are included


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