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Head of Logistics

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    Distribution & Logistics

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £75000.00 per annum + car, bonus, pension and holidays

  • Contact:

    Anil Pattni

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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My client are a leading distribution business based in Birmingham.

They're looking for a Head of Logistics to lead and develop their warehousing and inventory operations with a focus on improving processes and systems whilst also developing the management team.

My client are a leading distribution business based in Birmingham.

What you'll be doing as Head of Logistics:

  • Working closely with the Supply Chain Director and the wider business to shape the company's strategic priorities within their supply chain
  • Developing, standardising, and optimising operational processes across our DC's
  • Playing a pivotal role as part of the Senior Supply Chain leadership team, shaping and developing our colleagues to deliver capability and opportunity
  • Delivering the strategic priorities alongside the Supply Chain Team, and driving and measuring results
  • Rapidly shaping thinking in new business areas by assessing risks, benefits, competitive dynamics and key commercial or operational levers
  • Planning and delivering the implementation of robotics within our logistics networks
  • Building consensus around new topics, working across multiple teams and stakeholders
  • Delivering actionable, analytical insights to spark new ideas and assess existing ones and presenting these to all levels of seniority
  • Developing, owning and accelerating new and innovative initiatives from inception to implementation to review
  • Supporting cross-team project implementation over short and long time frames

To be successful in this role you'll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • 4+ years' experience within an operational role, ideally at General Manager, Site Manager or Head of Logistics level
  • Experience of working in 3PL, FMCG or Retail operations is advantageous
  • IOSH and NEBOSH qualifications
  • Have experience of Six Sigma / Prince2 methodologies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAP and SAP WMS
  • Strong data analysis skills with advanced knowledge of MS Excel (and/or SQL)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving capabilities, particularly contexts with loosely defined structure or scope
  • A demonstrated ability to work across different functions and teams, delivering strong results through influence
  • The ability to effectively prioritise and multi-task while working autonomously
  • Knowledge and experience of project management methodologies and life cycles
  • Be local to Birmingham and the West Midlands

£70,000 + car, bonus, private pension and holidays

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