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Warehouse and Logistics Manager

  • Location

    Dagenham

  • Sector:

    Automotive

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40k - 45k per year + pension, 25 days holiday

  • Contact:

    Dan Plimmer

  • Contact email:

    dan.plimmer@jonlee.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446 174

  • Job ref:

    58880

Warehouse & Logistics Manager

Automotive Manufacturing

Dagenham

Salary £40,000 - £45,000

This business is a niche automotive design and vehicle builder that is currently undergoing a huge period of growth, with the introduction of new product lines and clients and as a result is looking for a Warehouse and Logistics Manager to be responsible for inbound and shipping of finished vehicles materials delivery  to site, stores, picking and line delivery and shipping of product for sub-contract work by suppliers. It also covers the shipping of removed materials e.g., bumpers, wheel & Tyre assemblies, that have been stripped from the vehicles.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Strategy and Development
  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice logistics vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • General and Task Management
  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, 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
  • Negotiate rates and contracts with transportation and logistics providers
  • Recommend optimal transport modes, routes, or frequency
  • Select carriers/suppliers and monitor service against performance criteria
  • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports or customer issues
  • Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or carriers and report results to others
  • Assess and make recommendations for logistics processes in potential new facilities or plants and advise of cost implications and efficiency
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities
  • Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements with the help of direct reports
  • Identify and resolve any inventory discrepancies and ensure inventory and system records agree
  • Keep track of slow moving and obsolete stock
  • Identify savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process
  • Interpret trends and analyse and review data. Provide meaningful logistics data to others in the organisation to aid customer service and cost improvements
  • Ensure IT systems in place are effective, maintained, and accurate
  • Ensure metrics, reports, and process documentation is available
  • People Management
  • Manage, coach, and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required
  • Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors

This is key role as part of the management team and includes the responsibility to create and deliver the systems and the strategy across all areas of the company which will involve regular communication with the Executive team members

Qualifications and Experience

Experience of managing a warehouse and logistics function within a fast paced automotive of general manufacturing environment.

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, HND, BTec Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualifications.
  • Prior experience of working in logistics/supply chain/transportation function within the automotive or manufacturing environment with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of technical regulations related to logistics such as import/export and customs regulations, including security requirements to include certification in dangerous goods handling and aviation security
  • High degree of knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing and automotive processes and components and of supply chain management
  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including knowledge and understanding of specialist systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Bill of Material (BOM) and customer data systems  Advanced Excel user
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate technical and complex data and provide meaningful information · Membership of an appropriate professional body such as the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of lean techniques may be advantageous

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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