• Permanent
  • Acton
  • £55k per year USD / Year
  • £55k per year

Technique Recruitment Solutions

Logistics Manager
Acton – London
Full-time Permanent
Salary up to £55,000 per annum.

Our UK based service client have a fantastic opportunity for a committed and motivated Logistics Manager to join a company that invests in training and development to provide their people with the opportunity to flourish and develop their careers!

The successful candidate will possess natural organisational abilities, with a person centric focus and a can do attitude!

Role responsibilities and summary
You will be able to lead, manage and continually develop the Logistics teams in the achievement of functional objectives that support the Site/Plant and Company Business Plan. You will work closely with the production team to continuously improve customer service excellence through the logistics department ensuring distribution has maximum efficiency and economy, improving people development and a developing a lean culture.

Ensure vehicle and driver compliance with O licence, site, EU and other legal requirements, monitoring, analysing the results and ensuring corrective action is implemented to continuously improve the working environment.

Ensure risk assessments are undertaken and implemented on customer premises for major changes/new business when required as advised by the relevant customer account team.
Investigate, analyse and implement corrective actions utilising current systems where appropriate (i.e. Telematics, Dynamics) to resolve all logistics problems eliminating inefficient supply and distribution routes, quality of service, customer losses and continuously improving working practices. (e.g. weight checking, mileage/km fuel consumption, accuracy and timeliness of deliveries to customers).

Planning, organising and coordinating resources to meet logistics requirements of the business, including temporary workers.
Lead, manage, control and development of personnel (including absence, disciplinary and grievance, Health and Safety Training, driver assessments) using SMART objectives during regular review and feedback meetings.

Develop, propose and agree functional budgets with General Manager, monitoring, managing and controlling all activities in accordance with the agreed functional budget, investigating and resolving any variances.

Ensure route optimisation savings are achieved and all routes are profitable.

Prepare commission calculations for the departments drivers and ensure the relevant systems are maintained with accurate information (e.g. TMS, Dynamics).
Develop and maintain good working relationships between the logistics, service and production departments to drive optimal customer service.
To ensure the drivers deliver the level of customer service that meets the agreed plans for optimal service levels.

Continuous Improvement

To review all functional activities, develop, propose and, if agreed, implement improvements to ensure continuous improvement through increasing effectiveness, efficiency and added value.
Contribute to the reduction of impact to the environment e.g. optimal efficiency and economy on routes with targets per mile/km.
What will make you stand out?

Good written and verbal skills.

Ability to listen to and influence peer group and department team members to build and lead effective working teams.
Good attention to detail and the ability to analyse data and interpret the information effectively to continuously improve the department and/or team.
Ability to organise self and others to ensure tasks are carried out in a timely manner
IT literate (Microsoft Office).

Experience of lean (Six Sigma) implementation in lean

What’s on offer?

Salary up to £55,000 per annum

33 Days Holiday

Company Pension

Discounted Gym Membership

Employee Assistance Programme

Life Assurance

On-site Parking

Private Medical

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