Logistics Manager

We are currently working with a leading FMCG distribution company based in Cranbrook, Kent.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Logistics Manager to join their successful team.

The Logistics Manager will report directly into the Senior Logistics Manager and will be accountable for planning, prioritising and managing all inbound and outbound freight distribution operations, establishing business controls focused on quality management processes, and cost control methodologies; providing leadership and support for staff; build long long-term relationships with customers; and ensuring compliance with company policies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

*Assist with planning, prioritisation and management of freight distribution operations to ensure timely delivery and quality service.
*Support and train the team that provides effective organisational capabilities and depth.
*Ensure Drivers are trained in the correct procedures for operating company equipment and that freight is being expedited in a safe and timely manner.
*Effectively deploy support resources to pursue continuous improvement opportunities.
*Support new business growth and development.
*Follow up with the team to ensure problems and issues are addressed and resolved.
*Ensure compliance with company policies

Experience Required:

*Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.
*Ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from multi-functional and diverse backgrounds.
*Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees and customers.
*In-depth knowledge of receiving, stock movement, inventory control, distribution practices and standard business practices.
*Demonstrated success in leading, supervising, managing and developing high-performance teams.
*Makes customers and their needs a primary focus developing and sustaining productive relationships.
*Ability to plan, organise and manage multiple projects and set priorities.
*Hold a National CPC licence.

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Transport Manager

We are currently working with a growing and well established manufacturing and logistics company that serves London and the South.

Due to ongoing growth, they are seeking an experienced Transport Manager who has knowledge of the distribution and logistics industry.

The successful candidate will manage over 50 drivers and vehicles, maximising the performance of the operation and safety of the branch logistics divisions. You must have a keen passion for achieving KPI’s, Health and Safety Awareness, motivating the team, ensuring Company and legislative requirements are maintained and strive to achieve the company’s Core Values.

Responsibilities will include:

* Logistics
* Responsible for management of drivers
* Provide support to Operational team and business alike
* Performing regular transport audits to ensure compliance and provide month end/quarterly reports.
* Build and maintain effective relationships with external customers and clients

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Leadership and managerial experience – at least 3 years
Experience of advanced telematics and driver behaviour measurement
Experience with working to deadlines, budgets and KPI’s
Standard / International CPC
Compliance with legislation and O licence procedures
Experienced in Logistics or Transport Management industry
Experience of working within a 3PL environment

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Planner (Inventory/Stock)

Planner (Inventory/Stock)

Would you like to work for a leading business that is expanding across Europe and the US.

If you have previous planning skills and experience then we have a role for you….

The Client
They have been operational for over 15 years and work with some of the best designers and finest materials to offer the best in design, innovation and quality. They are proud of the products and service they provide to their customers, and really do believe in the importance of the great team.

With a sales driven, professional and focused approach, they work together to create and sell sophisticated market leading products to their large network of prestigious hotels, architects and house builders, merchants and independent retailers.
Planner Duties:
Adopt best-practices to achieve company objectives. Working within the Planning function providing strategic, operational and day-to-day support ensuring that Customer Service levels and Inventory targets are achieved in line with business objectives

Planner Key areas of responsibility:
*Work within the Planning function to provide a procurement schedule to suppliers which achieves company objectives with respect to Inventory Turns, Customer Service and Cost.
*Support cross functional development and implementation of new planning processes including S&OP.
*Propose improvements to Planning Policies, Procedures and Metrics.
*Actively participate as a member of the planning team to develop and guide the department
*Work according to the strategy, policies and procedures defined by the Planning Manager to optimise inventory to achieve financial objectives (cash / working capital) and customer service objectives (OTIF).
*Provide regular and effective supplier performance reviews and notifications
*Contribute ideas and suggestions to develop and improve the “Customer Offer” to meet business objectives.
*Understand, update and publish metrics to demonstrate Supply Chain performance, these should include but are not limited to
oInventory health
oForecast accuracy
oCustomer OTIF
oSupplier OTIF
oBackorder value
*Manage the supply of bespoke items
*Provide support of New Product Introductions and Product End of Life (EOL)
*Assist with the management of the stock take process

Planner Key skills and qualifications:
*Minimum of 2 years’ experience of working within a Planning environment
*To look for continuous improvements and embrace change to drive the business forward.
*Uses data and analytics to proactively monitor and review plans to hit or exceed targets and drives root cause analysis to ensure a permanent fix
*Demonstrated ability to negotiate with and influence colleagues, peers and external suppliers; proven ability to participate as member of the planning team and resolve supply issues collaboratively.
*Proven ability to successfully manage a multitude of high priority tasks simultaneously.
*Ability to make good judgments in an increasingly complex global business by effectively sourcing and analysing critical information and making effective, timely decisions; taking into account the needs and impacts on business stakeholders.
*Work closely with other areas of the business to develop a clear understanding of the implications their decisions have both in the short and long term.
*Ability to make effective decisions in line with business objectives

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Warehouse Operatives / Picker Packer

Warehouse Operatives / Picker Packers – Temporary

We are working with a growing business in Gillingham who require warehouse workers on a temporary basis:

Tuesday 31st July When available until 5pm
Wednesday 1st August 8am – 5pm

Could be further shifts released thereafter

Duties
*Receipting goods into stock using warehouse management system
*Transferring stock from the holding area into a racking area
*Replenishing stock
*The safe, effective, customer and business focused picking and packing of a range of stock for business user’s and end user’s across the UK
*Packing and loading
*Compile orders by picking stock items from a range of locations, packing safely and effectively for forward transportation
*Maintain own and others awareness of key Health and Safety practices (including manual handling
*Ensure warehouse and surrounding areas are kept clean, tidy and hazard free

Key skills and qualifications
*Previous experience of picking and packing
*Customer focused and well presented
*Able to work well alone and as part of a team
*Flexible and self-motivated

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Senior Warehouse Operative

Senior Warehouse Operative

Do you have experience working in a busy warehouse? Do you have experience working in a senior role?

One of Europe’s leading suppliers in their specialist field are currently looking to hire and experienced Senior Warehouse Operative.

With sites in Sevenoaks and Marden it is essential that the Senior Warehouse Operative can, and is willing to travel to both warehouses when needed.

Responsibilities of the role:

– Overseeing the smooth running of two warehouses in managers absence
– Managing customers expectations, ensuring orders are met on time
– Stock control
– Picking and packing
– Liaising with transport and logistics companies
– Implementing and monitoring Health & Safety
– Work closely with the Warehouse Manager

Candidate profile:

– Warehouse experience
– Experience in a senior role
– Positive attitude
– Good verbal and written communication
– Forklift licence
– Ability to report back to senior staff

On offer:

£20,000 – £24,000pa

Discretionary bonus
26 days holiday (excluding bank holidays)
Pension
Parking on site

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm

To be consider please apply today, alternatively call Hannah at KHR – Recruitment Specialist for more information.

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Warehouse Manager

Warehouse Manager

Do you have experience managing a busy warehouse? Do you consider yourself to be authoritative, organised and a strong communicator?

One of Europe’s leading suppliers in their specialist field are currently looking to hire and experienced Warehouse Manager.

With sites in Sevenoaks and Marden it is essential that the Warehouse Manager can and is willing to travel to both warehouses when needed.

Responsibilities of the role:

– Overseeing the smooth running of two warehouses
– Managing customers expectations, ensuring orders are met on time
– Stock control
– Liaising with transport and logistics companies
– Managing budget, achieving maximum cost-effective productivity
– Implementing and monitoring Health & Safety
– Hands on in the warehouse when necessary
– Led a team of warehouse operatives
– Liaise closely with operations team

Candidate profile:

– Previous experience managing a warehouse
– Positive attitude
– Good verbal and written communication
– Experience of an ERP system
– Forklift licence
– Ability to report back to senior operations staff

On offer:

£28,000 – £34,000pa

Discretionary bonus
26 days holiday (excluding bank holidays)
Pension
Parking on site

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm

To be consider please apply today, alternatively call Hannah at KHR – Recruitment Specialist for more information.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Group Operations Director – Procurement/Sourcing

Group Operations Director

We have a great opportunity for a group operations director to join a long established business who are leaders in their field internationally.

My client has been operational for over 40 years providing high quality services and products to a range of prestigious clients across the globe.

Due to growth they have a newly created role for a group operations director. This will report to the CEO and sit on the senior leadership team working closely with the group finance director.

The position will be based out of their West Kent office but travel internationally on a regular basis, so you will need to be flexible.

The position will be to manage and provide strategic direction on all procurement and supply chain activities worldwide which will include and overseeing sourcing, planning, production, QC, maintenance and resourcing of contract projects.

Responsibilities:
*Define and manage the global procurement strategy:
odefine standards of quality
onegotiate prices and terms with suppliers
odevelop stock forecasting methodology
oinventory management
*Supply chain management:
*maintain and source a network of preferred manufacturers and suppliers
*manage existing warehousing and identify strategy to deliver requirements
*optimising and managing cost efficient inbound and outbound logistics
*Manage global installation resource:
*manage schedule of global installation projects
*ensure all projects are efficiently resourced to deliver projects on-time
*oversee the onboarding and training of new installation teams

Duties and Tasks:
*Introduction of a consistent approach to procurement across the Group by defining a common policy, standardising processes and guidelines
*Review of all company procurement spend, challenge value, drive cost reduction, define process improvements and minimise waste
*Manage supply chain risks with appropriate contracting methodology.
*Engage in negotiations with vendors and suppliers
*Review existing warehouse arrangements and optimising in-bound and outbound logistics
*Investigate new areas of opportunity to enhance production and procurement
*Ensure compliance with external and internal policies, regulations and laws
*Genuine interest in process development

The Candidate:
*5-10 years’ experience as operations director/manager in a multi-national company
*Previous experience in a similar role and in leading international procurement teams
*Proven understanding of procurement methodologies
*Leadership and strong change management skills.
*Ability to drive engagement
*Comfortable challenging assumptions and opportunities for improvement and open to being challenged
*Strategic mind-set and problem-solving skills
*Strong communication skills/ability to formulate and communicate a common purpose and goals to the organisation
*Quantitative and fact oriented
*Experience with quality management standards
*Willing to travel when required

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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