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JLC Solutions Logistics Recruitment

JLC Solutions Logistics Recruitment 
Southampton, England 
Salary £38,000 Plus Bonus 
15 Aug 2017 
12 Sep 2017 

Logistics Manager - Southampton 33848

Logistics Manager - Southampton


Logistics Manager Southampton £38k + 15% bonus

The Company

Europe’s leading distributor of specialist building products. The Group has a product and service offering of significant scale with strong positions in its three core product areas of Insulation and Energy Management, Exteriors and Interiors. .

The role

Reporting to the Branch Director, to manage the transport and warehouse operations of a 100,000 sq ft site with 12 warehouse staff and 12 LGV divers and ensure the optimisation of transport, warehouse and stock to provide the highest levels of service to customers. To ensure optimum route planning and manage the transport and warehouse budget and be responsible for ensuring that all procedures are completed in accordance with health & safety, environmental, equal opportunities and transport legislation and best practice. The vacancy has arisen as a result of internal promotion and has a well established, stable workforce.

Key responsibilities

- To pro-actively manage the transport and warehouse operation to agreed costs, service levels and KPIs

- Provide appropriate transport, warehouse resources and efficiencies

- Route and schedule customer deliveries

- Liaise with other branch functions (Sales etc.) to meet customer SLAs

- Stock control, stock accuracy and availability, stock rotation, damage controls, annual stock take

- Manage transport and warehouse costs within agreed budget

- Manage sub-contractors and suppliers

- Recruit, develop, retain and motivate staff and provide leadership

- Recognise staff achievements

- Ensure staff have clear objectives in order to meet the company’s business goals

- Ensure tachograph and driver’s hours regulations, WTD (Working Time Directive)

- Vehicle servicing and maintenance compliance

- Maintain all operations comply with health and safety procedures and regulations

- Maintain a safe, clean working environment

- Accident and H&S infringement investigation

- Monitor activities and improve working methods to ensure achieve best practice

- Meet the changing needs of the business and customers

- Implement new technology and ways of working as necessary

- Communicate effectively at all levels and with internal and external partners

- Staff morale and working conditions

- Pro-active and appropriate 2-way communication and employee recognition

- Manage absence.

- Site Maintenance

- Build relationships with customers and suppliers

- Manage customer collections

- Manage vehicle planner and logistics controller


The Candidate

- Previous experience of management in a transport and warehouse environment is essential

- CPC experience and experience of in- house transport

- Ideally HND/NVQ level or equivalent with a qualification in supervisory management

- Experience of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

- Experience of routing and scheduling planning in a multi-drop environment,

- Previous experience of routing and scheduling software packages

- Knowledge of health and safety and vehicle legislation

- Understanding of HGV and manual handling requirements and legalities

- Able to use IT packages (including Microsoft word and excel)

- Problem solving skills and continuous improvement experience

- Excellent management, communication and administration skills

- Able to lead and motivate teams

- Planning and time management skills

- Able to analyse information, solve problems and make appropriate decisions

- Attention to detail and quality of work

- Customer focused

- Flexible to undertake other tasks as required

- Hands on, visible man manager

The operation runs from 05.30 to 18.30, Monday to Friday but some flexibility, including Saturday mornings may be required during busy periods.

Own transport is essential as there is no easy public transport access near the site

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