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Internal Logistics Manager

  • Job added:   6 September 2018
  • Salary:   £42000 - £44000/annum £42,000 - £44,000 p.a
  • Location:   CV7, Ansty, Warwickshire
  • County:   Warwickshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   208520941
  • Company:   CV-Library
Internal Logistics Manager


A unique opportunity to be part of our exciting growth plans.

LEVC is the manufacturer of the iconic London Black Cab which is utilised in over 40 major cities worldwide. With our parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group investing £325m to manufacture a brand-new range extended zero emission capable all electric taxi. We have a very exciting future ahead.

Internal Logistics Manager

The Role:

Responsible for ensuring the efficient management and control of the Warehouse Operation whilst achieving agreed budgetary and service levels. Provide an effective and reliable service to customers whilst meeting all legal requirements. Responsible for organising the safe and efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of warehouse materials, goods and products to feed business operations and customer demand.

In a large storage operation, Managers will hold a strategic role and deal with planning, co-ordinating, administration and general management issues including the management of staff and Team Leaders.

In a smaller organisation, a Manager will take a more practical hands-on approach and undertake the various warehouse activities.

Role Responsibilities:

Strategy and Development

* Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice warehouse vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance

General and Task Management

* To represent the company in a professional, enthusiastic and positive manner

* Ensure an efficient warehouse operation which is able to fulfil operational and customer demand

* Provide a safe working environment, adhering to Health, Safety and Environmental procedures and ensuring they are understood and practiced by the team at all times

* Plan, co-ordinate and monitor the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods

* Drive a zero tolerance mindset for deviation from the use of quality processes to ensure customer deliverables are met fully

* Understand customer needs and ensure alignment with the needs/commitments of the business

* Plan future capacity requirements

* Keep up to date and respond accordingly to all enquiries

* Ensure inventories are accurate and control inventory levels by ensuring physical counts are conducted and reconciled with automated system utilising help of the warehouse team

* Ensure the relevance and accuracy of all documentation relating to goods in and goods out including labeling of all stock items

* Ensure that any IT and automated systems are accurate and up to date

* Identify any systems improvements and drive through recommendations for change

* Ensure efficient and effective use of warehouse space to include layout and future capacity requirements

* Review ways to reduce waste

* Develop and maintain metrics/KPIs, reports, process documentation, customer service logs and training and safety records

* Create policies and procedures for warehouse activities and ensure all systems meet the standards for accreditation in line with the quality systems

* Continuously review ways to aid efficiency, add value and reduce costs as well as delivering continuous improvement initiatives

* Create and implement best practice warehousing principles, policies and processes

* Ensure that health and safety meets the required standards and that risk assessments are carried out

* Ensure any hazardous materials are stored in accordance with requirements

* Establish, monitor and maintain high standards of security in the warehouse by setting security procedures

* Ensure that vehicles, machinery and equipment is well maintained and fit for purpose

* Ensure that all lifting and manoeuvring of product is carried out in accordance with manual handling procedures

* Ensure that staff comply to health, safety and environmental regulations and work safely to protect themselves and others in the warehouse environment

* Ensure a clean and tidy working environment to aid operational efficiency

People Management

* Coach, manage and develop warehouse staff and team leaders to optimise performance and meet targets and deadlines

* Communicate with warehouse staff on a regular basis to make them aware of priorities, targets and operational requirements

* Ensure effective warehouse and distribution operations by implementing department policies and procedures

* Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess on-going performance of direct reports

Financial Budget and Control

Input and hold responsibility for Warehouse budgets

Prepare the annual Warehousing budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards.

Responsible for achieving budget and forecast

Relationship Management

Work as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities and process and procedure improvements to optimise results and improve quality of delivery, in line with quality standards requirements and customer deliverables

Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance

Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with department strategy

Assist Senior Management in ensuring effective relationships with client businesses through maintaining an appropriate interface between the warehouse, suppliers and customers

Liaise with customers, suppliers and transport companies as and when required in a timely way and handle any concerns

Liaise with others in the business to monitor requirements and to ensure quality of service

Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Warehousing activities

Skills and Attributes:

Proven management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development

Highly developed inter-personal and communication skills coupled with the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels within the business

Ability to build, lead and motivate a skilled team able to meet objectives and agreed targets

Good IT skills, in particular spreadsheets and databases and a knowledge of warehouse systems

Analytical and numerical

Strong decision-making skills

Excellent attention to detail skills

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

Degree preferred, HND, BTec Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualifications.

Demonstrable experience of running a warehouse, preferably in the automotive industry

Previous management experience with the ability to manage and motivate others

Previous experience of inventory control

A full understanding of the requirements of running a warehouse, such as health and safety and security requirements to include certification of dangerous goods handling and aviation security

A warehouse or distribution qualification would be advantageous

Knowledge and understanding of lean techniques may be advantageous

Fork Lift Truck licence may be required

Professional membership of an industry related body would be advantageous

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