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  • Location:

    Buckinghamshire

  • Sector:

    Logistics & Customer Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Simon Dyer

  • Contact email:

    simon@pod-talent.com

  • Job ref:

    14532/001_1640083596

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-01-20

Logistics Manager with global FMCG - UK - Flexi Working - £60,000 - £70,000 + bonus

I'm currently looking for an experienced and innovative logistics professional, with great people skills, to lead the 3PL warehousing activities and manage a multimillion-pound logistics budget for a world leading food manufacturing company. With the opportunity for up to 50% remote working, this is a customer facing role where you will use excellent collaborative skills to interact with key internal and external stakeholders to maintain and improve all 3PL activities through strategic planning and continuous improvement initiatives.

With an ever-growing portfolio of iconic brands and an expanding EMEA market share, you will have the opportunity to drive strategic vision supporting a world renowned business and have autonomy and ownership to drive real change in people focused and growing business. It would be the perfect opportunity for someone with an IT focus, and WMS and ERP Systems experience, to lead change to the distribution network and develop your own skills in the growing realm of e-commerce.

Distribution Manager, role responsibilities:

  • Direct 3PL warehousing activities, monitoring KPI's and creating plans to meet and exceed distribution goals as well as provide for continuous operations improvement.

  • Responsible for establishing procedures, standards, and controls in 3PL areas to ensure completion of inbound, outbound and production schedules.

  • Formulate strategic direction with 3PL to meet all standards of the company, ensuring compliance and documentation.

  • Working with customers and internal company operations to ensure warehouse and production activities and schedules are aligned to achieve order requirements and customer satisfaction.

  • Work with IT on systems upgrades (currently WMS and SAP) and ensure alignment with 3PL systems.

Required skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience within logistics and project management.

  • An ability to build intimacy and influence customers to find solutions and improvements to drive change with strong negotiation skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft packages, WMS and ERP Systems, with SAP knowledge preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, logistics, business, or related is desirable.

Why should you apply for this role?

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an FMCG/Retail/3PL logistics background to focus of both strategy and operational work in providing direction to the warehousing activities for a large established company with globally recognised products. There is also great opportunity for your own professional development in shaping both the logistics team, and the IT systems. If you are a logistics expert that enjoys working closely with customers and internal stakeholders in a fast paced and growth driven environment, get in touch to find out more. Apply using the link or email your CV directly to simon@pod-talent.com today.

This role is based near Oxford but the opportunity for flexi work means that there is some flexibility to location and the company has another site near Peterborough.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.