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Head of Logistics

Recruiter: Consilium Recruit
Location: Coventry
Salary: £60,000 + benefits
Application date: 17th May 2019

A new technology centre, in receipt of considerable government funding are seeking an experienced Head of Logistics to oversee the distribution and transportation of goods from the manufacturer to the consumer.

The Role

Overall responsibility for all Materials Planning and Logistics activities across the business
Create and implement best practice Materials Planning and Logistics vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
Oversee and manage inventory integrity and review ways to reduce inventory levels
Ensure IT systems in place are effective, accurate and maintained and review opportunities to standardise and streamline utilising current or new systems
Provide leadership, and manage, coach and develop direct reports
Prepare the annual Materials Planning and Logistics budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with customer and legal requirements.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Contribute to new business initiatives and projects

The Candidate

The Head of Logistics will be:
Educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in a relevant Logistics, commercial or engineering discipline
Preferably a Fellow or Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Previous experience of leading Materials Planning and Logistics within a manufacturing environment (ideally Automotive) with expert knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and of supply chain management
Proven leadership and management experience within Logistics and automotive
Proven customer management skills
Expert knowledge of technical regulations and legislation
Strong IT systems knowledge – Advanced Excel user
Knowledge of raw materials, distribution of goods and manufacturing processes
Ability to analyse and manipulate technical and complex data and provide meaningful information
Knowledge of lean techniques would be advantageous

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