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Logistics Manager

  • Location:

    Ashford

  • Sector:

    FREIGHT FORWARDING

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    James Earl

  • Contact email:

    james@wr-logistics.com

  • Job ref:

    J6233053_1619179263

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-09

Logistics Manager - Kent - Up to £47,000

We are looking for a Logistics Manager to join our client in Ashford. The ideal individual must need to have had previous experience and have a strong understanding of all things relating to logistics / warehousing. You will be responsible for the running of the warehouse department and along with the company fleet of vehicles, so experience is a must.

Package

Salary £40,000 to £47,000 depending on experience
Company Bonus
28 days holiday (including bank holiday) Increasing to 31 days after 5 years.
Monday to Friday

Day to day

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.
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 and warehousing
Excellent leadership and negotiation skills.
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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