We are currently working with a leading FMCG distribution company based in Cranbrook, Kent.
Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Senior Logistics Manager to join their successful team.
The Senior Logistics Manager will report directly into the Operations 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 developmental training for staff to achieve company goals and profit levels; continued business growth; and long-term relationships with customers; and ensuring compliance with company policies including the Company Health and Safety Policy.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
*Provide overall direction in the planning, prioritisation and management of freight distribution operations to ensure timely delivery and quality service.
*Develop fully staffed and trained 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.
*Ensures compliance with company policies
*Utilise superior communications skills to motivate staff and develop effective working relationships with colleagues and clients.
*Conduct annual performance reviews for all staff within department.
*Address all employee performance problems promptly and directly in accordance with personnel policies of the Company.
*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 write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
*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.
*Knowledgeable of the operational requirements of all existing accounts.
*Ability to manage the financial aspects of the department (purchasing, budget preparation and review, financial reporting and monitoring expenses).
*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 allocate decision-making authority and/or task responsibilities to others to maximize the Company’s and individuals’ effectiveness.
*Ability to plan, organise and manage multiple projects and set priorities.
*Basic understanding and experience in project management methodologies.
*Ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to accomplish work goals; develops individual relationships by listening, sharing ideas and appreciating the efforts of others.
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