Logistics Manager Automotive Published: 3rd October 2016
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Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

The client:

My client based in Birmingham is a World Class manufacturer of interior components for the Automotive sector.

The role:

Reporting to the Operations Director, this role is specifically focused on Logistics / Delivery Support. The successful candidate will line manage a small team of Logistics Operatives/Analysts and will hold the following principal responsibilities;

  • 100% on time delivery to all customers
  • Manage a varied Team of Logistics Analysts / Goods In - Out
  • Manage departmental budget providing monthly report detailing spend and an annual cost cutting report
  • Achievement of Company financial targets: stock turns, premium freight etc
  • Provide comprehensive efficient logistic support to all areas of the business
  • Provision of resource for both divisions where existing knowledge and experience will assist with program management
  • Provide business solutions resultant from customer model year upgrades and changes to the supply base
  • Fully conversant with materials planning and master Bills of Material
  • Assist with projects as directed on an as required basis
  • Uphold the standards of TS16949
  • Improve stock record accuracy
  • Support program management providing cost details for business quotes

Hours of work

  • 7.45am to 4.15pm Mon – Thu.
  • 7.45am to 12.45pm Friday
  • Out of Hours cover (by phone)

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Must have experience of working in materials/purchasing department, preferably as an Expeditor
  • Required: will have previous experience of working within Automotive supplier or OEM
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Understanding of JIT / Lean / Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of MRP PCS / NAV 13
  • Must have extensive experience in similar role
  • Preferred: HNC or equivalent in Logistics /Dispatch / business studies or a purchasing qualification
  • Warehouse management systems and logistics planning knowledge
  • Strong People Management Skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high pressured environment

Preferred Skills

Applicants should be flexible, dedicated, hard-working and passionate about what they do. In return, they will be joining one of the most exciting UK manufacturing firms in the region with great development opportunities, further training support available and the opportunity to work in a rewarding and stimulating workplace

To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources on 0121 794 8181

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