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Logistics Manager - Reading

Reading / Full time, Permanent - October, 4th 2022

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Logistics Manager

Elis is an international multi-service provider, offering textile, hygiene and facility services solutions. Present in Europe and Latin America, we are a leader in most of the 28 countries in which we operate, employing 45,000 professionals at 440 production and services centres. We work for public and private organizations of all sizes and across all sectors.

As a Logistics Manager you will be expected to lead, manage, develop and deliver service excellence though an efficient, legally compliant and cost-effective logistics department.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the company’s vision, values and policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Elis Health and Safety Policy, national legislative requirements and the safety and wellbeing of your team.

    Operational

  • Ensure vehicle and driver compliance with O licence, site, EU and other legal requirements, monitoring, analysing the results and ensuring corrective action is implemented to continuously improve the working environment.
  • Ensure risk assessments are undertaken and implemented on customer premises for major changes/new business when required as advised by the relevant customer account team.
  • Investigate, analyse and implement corrective actions utilising current systems where appropriate (i.e. Telematics, Dynamics) to resolve all logistics problems eliminating inefficient supply and distribution routes, quality of service, customer losses and continuously improving working practices. (e.g. weight checking, mileage/km fuel consumption, accuracy and timeliness of deliveries to customers).

Leadership

  • Planning, organising and coordinating resources to meet logistics requirements of the business, including temporary workers.
  • Lead, manage, control and development of personnel (including absence, disciplinary and grievance, Health and Safety Training, driver assessments) using SMART objectives during regular review and feedback meetings.

Finance

  • Develop, propose and agree functional budgets with General Manager, monitoring, managing and controlling all activities in accordance with the agreed functional budget, investigating and resolving any variances.
  • Ensure route optimisation savings are achieved and all routes are profitable.
  • Prepare commission calculations for the departments drivers and ensure the relevant systems are maintained with accurate information (e.g. TMS, Dynamics).

Customers

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships between the logistics, service and production departments to drive optimal customer service.
  • To ensure the drivers deliver the level of customer service that meets the agreed plans for optimal service levels.
     

Continuous Improvement

  • To review all functional activities, develop, propose and, if agreed, implement improvements to ensure continuous improvement through increasing effectiveness, efficiency and added value.
  • Contribute to the reduction of impact to the environment e.g. optimal efficiency and economy on routes with targets per mile/km

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to listen to and influence peer group and department team members to build and lead effective working teams.
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to analyse data and interpret the information effectively to continuously improve the department and/or team.
  • Ability to organise self and others to ensure tasks are carried out in a timely manner
  • IT literate (Microsoft Office).

Desirable

  • Experience of lean (Six Sigma) implementation in lean manufacturing systems.
  • Financial knowledge covering budget forecasting.
  • HGV 2 licence.

Experience / Education:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent and/or experience in leading and managing a team within a customer focussed environment, with a track record of success.
  • Experience of implementing continuous improvement programmes.
  • CPC holder.

Benefits for an Account Manager

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical
  • Bonus
  • National Structure to facilitate ambition
  • Working within a great team

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