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Transport & Logistics Manager (3PL Couriers)

  • Job added:   30 July 2019
  • Salary:   £35000 - £40000/annum + Fantastic Benefits
  • Location:   Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • County:   Cambridgeshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210506860
  • Company:   CV-Library
GBR Recruitment Ltd are recruiting for an experienced Logistics Manager / Transport Manager to take ownership of all 3rd party courier activity & performance levels focused on JIT / OTIF performance levels, driving innovative ways of working to achieve delivery & collection targets.

You will be a professional Logistics Manager or Transport Manager focused on delivering a world class service to all customers, possessing a relentless desire to deliver industry leading performance, successfully achieving 100% OTIF or as close to it as humanly possible.


* Daily interaction with 3PL providers & Account Managers focused on JIT collections / OTIF deliveries to the end using customer ensuring exceptional customer service

* Designing and implementing performance Transport / Logistics improvement strategy, gaining buy in from both internal stakeholders and external stakeholders

* Build and manage a team of logistics / transport co-ordinators, ensuring effective operational coverage 7 days per week (24/7 operation)

* Identifying transport & logistics performance trends and taking action where problems are identified in meeting orders or delivering OTIF / JIT

* Developing logistics / transport risk mitigation strategies to reduce the impact of adverse weather, scheduled road closures etc, developing and implementing an effective plan B.

* Compile and present weekly logistics / transport reports (KPI’s & MI Reports) to both internal and external stakeholders

* Attending key stakeholders meetings both on and off site

* Standing in for the Head of Logistics where and when required

* Troubleshooting when transport or logistics problems arise, delivering an alternative solution to meet the customers or suppliers needs

* Managing all logistical / transportation / courier processes associated with the successful fulfilment of orders (eg. Pallet reworking, product collection scheduling, loading schedules etc)

* Taking ownership of all invoice reconciliations

* Ensuring courier compliance for both general and food-safety specific requirements

* Looking at CI, LEAN solutions wherever possible to continue developing the service offering from the logistics / transport teams

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

* Time served Logistics Manager or Transport Manager managing 3PL provisions (managing suppliers of these services as Transport is outsourced, managing the collection / delivery process in regular contact with the 3PL suppliers)

* Extensive Logistics experience primarily Transport Operations (liaising with 3PL’s & couriers)

* Have experience working with & managing suppliers of 3PL’s solutions (specifically final mile solutions)

* Have experience in managing supplier relationships ensuring on time / JIT collections for delivery to customers UK wide

* Exceptional Transport Planning skills

* Strong Excel spreadsheet skills (intermediate level – Vlookups /pivot tables / formulas etc)

* Process & people centric individual that is driven with exceptional attention to detail

* Be flexible growing into the role to best meet the changing needs of a growing company (24/7 operation with exceptionally busy peaks)

* A keen interest in final mile technological innovations

* Food Transport / Logistics experience or FMCG or other fast-moving JIT environments

* Focused on OTIF perfection

Employee Benefits:

33 Days Holidays, plus a fantastic extensive benefits package on offer to all company employees

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