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Logistics Operations Supervisor - J38524

24 Nov 2022
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Job Title: Logistics Operations Supervisor

Location: Solihull

Rate:  £28.00 ph via an Umbrella Company (Inside IR35) or £21.35 ph PAYE

Employment Type: Contract (6 months)

Hours: Standard 40 Hours Per Week

Reference: J38524


The Finished Vehicle Distribution department is responsible for the movement of new company vehicles to dealers and customers in over 100 markets worldwide.
We organise, manage and monitor the movement of every vehicle produced. This helps to ensure that delivery takes place in a timely and efficient manner, whilst maintaining the highest build quality levels possible. Managing our operations and supplier base, as well as developing our current and future distribution strategy, which are key to delivering a customer first service to our markets, retailers and customers worldwide. The candidate's contribution will help manage our existing operations, whilst transforming and developing solutions for the future.
Personal Profile:
  • Applicants should be pro-active self-starters, demonstrating initiative and dynamic approach, self-motivated, with appropriate self-confidence and a passion for excellence able to deliver objectives with minimum supervision.
  • Building effective relationships and developing and maintaining relationships that inspire trust and respect.
  • Building a network and being able to influence others to make things happen.
  • Business focus having a clear understanding of the business issues to help solve problems and achieve organisational objectives.
  • Cross functional awareness and understanding the different contributions from other disciplines and working with colleagues from across the organisation to achieve better results.
  • Analytical capability, tenacity and attention to detail, making it happen and turning plans into successfully implemented actions.
  • Innovation and creativity and looking for new ways of working, exploring best practice and delivering original and imaginative approaches to problems.
  • Vision and standards and defining or applying a consistent approach to communication and maintaining professional and ethical standards.
  • Ability to embrace change.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
  • Management of day-to-day outbound distribution operations.
  • Interface with manufacturing, quality, launch and central MP&L, finance, marketing and sales, purchase, lead logistics providers (national and international) and customs.
  • Provide total logistics advise and support and reporting to MP&L management.
  • Conduct 'Go Look See' across various plant functions, recommending or advising on best cost and operational solutions strategy and planning for outbound distribution, including analysing existing and new transport opportunities to market.
  • Optimisation of existing relationships between company and the current supplier base.
  • Distribution route change, planning, cost assessment and deployment.
  • Ensuring policy deployment and timely distribution scorecards objective updates.
  • Planning and co-ordination of Finished Vehicle Launch Stocks supporting New Model Launch activities.
  • Management and development of Lead Logistic suppliers ensuring performance in-line with contracted Service Levels and supporting the development and achievement of improvement plans.
  • Production of distribution forecasts, reports and key performance indicators.
  • Development of National, European and global tenders working closely with purchasing and markets.
  • Promote damage prevention and continuous improvement via lessons learned and the use of best practice.
Skills Required:
  • Good understanding of supply chain either national or international.
  • Strong communication skills both in written and verbal.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Powerpoint, Word).
Experience Required:
  • Good understanding of MP&L and supply chain management either national or international.
  • Experience in managing transport service providers in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Understanding of purchasing and contract negotiation processes and strategy.
  • Strong data analytics capability.
  • Experience working with data visualisation tools like Tableau and PowerBI are advantageous.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Powerpoint, Word).
  • Ability to communicate and influence others.
  • Strong communication skills both in written and verbal.
  • Presentation skills, creative, good networking skills.
Experience Preferred:
  • Understanding of manufacturing production methods desirable.
  • Good problem solving techniques and understanding of lean manufacturing principals.
  • Knowledge of new product introduction and manufacturing processes are advantageous.
Additional Information:

This role is INSIDE IR35

Do not miss out on your chance of interview – APPLY NOW!

Our Clients are unable to provide sponsorship for Tier 2 General Visas; therefore, only candidates eligible to work in the UK need apply!

Caresoft Global Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency. 
We are an independent highly-experienced recruitment consultancy dedicated to specialist markets within the Automotive, Aerospace, Agricultural & Construction Industries. 

No terminology within this advert is intended to unlawfully discriminate on the grounds of age, sex, race or disability and we welcome all applications.

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