Planning and Logistics Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    General engineering & manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary with excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    Dan Plimmer

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  • Contact phone:

    01384 446 174

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Planning & Logistics Manager

West Midlands

Excellent salary including car allowance, 25 days holiday, attractive pension, family health cover.

This well-established, global manufacturing business is looking to recruit an exceptional Planning and Logistics manager to focus on ensuring factored products are delivered and sourced efficiently and effectively from overseas suppliers and manufacturers.

Reporting to the senior directorate, this role is integral to the success of the brand in multiple sectors, the yearly spend on factored products is substantial and forms a large part of the overall business strategy of growth.

You will be an excellent people manager and can influence, lead, and develop at all levels. You will be accustomed to dealing with a wide supplier base, and have superb knowledge of low cost and Far East manufacturing

You will ensure factored product are available to fulfil changing customer demand, especially in these uncertain times, to ensure service delivery whilst at the same time managing inventory levels.

You will manage a small team and have a positive impact on their learning and career development.


  • Liase with business units to determine customer demand
  • Work with procurement team to determine appropriate demand profiles with factored suppliers ensuring current and future capacity is in line with demand.
  • Maintain appropriate stock profiles in line with business objectives of ‘On time in full & stock turn’ through appropriate planning tools.
  • Leads a team of factored planners.
  • Place Purchase Orders with suppliers.
  • Ensures planning parameters are maintained and updated on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate transportation/ logistics with 3PL in line with company policy, including inbound planning with Fulfilment Centre.
  • Achieve total success in relation to factored product availability in connection with new product initiatives.
  • Analyse and evaluate data to derive action plans targeted toward continuous improvement in performance.
  • Lead the S&OP process.
  • Work with suppliers to achieve appropriate service levels with the support of Purchasing.
  • Identifies and mitigates risk within supply chain.
  • Manages and reports KPI’s.
  • Drives implementation of new planning tools.
  • Works with EMEA Logistics team to implement company-wide initiatives.

Education / Qualifications:

  • Degree in supply chain or related field ideally within an engineering background.
  • Formal qualification in Lean/Six Sigma.
  • APICS qualifications desirable


Substantial experience of Far East supply chains, ideally within a large-scale engineering organisation.

Personality and attitude skills

  • Excellent leadership skills including communication and ability to influence across the organisation and external stakeholders including 3 PL’s.
  • Highly analytical and detailed, uses detail to identify and resolve problems.
  • Highly agile and able to adapt to changing situations.
  • Able to lead develop and motivate a team.
  • Strives for continuous improvement.
  • Stays calm under pressure and conflicting priorities.
  • Knows how to get the best out of people and processes.
  • Rigorous about process discipline.

As with all logistics and supply chain roles, there will be an element of global travel.

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.

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