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WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT ANALYST

1120092_1660922639
£Very Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

Job Description

WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT ANALYST

"Great career development opportunity for highly analytical, graduate calibre, warehousing and logistics improvement, development and projects analyst to join market leading distributor".

£ Very Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

North West - Hybrid Working

Commutable from Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, West Yorkshire Bury, Rochdale, Bolton, Ramsbottom, Manchester, Failsworth, Salford, Oldham, Blackburn, Preston, Burnley, Wigan., Halifax, Bradford, Warrington, Keighley, Huddersfield

Our client, a wholesale distributor, is at the cutting edge of the renewable and alternative energy sector and has significant and growing market share through its unrivalled product quality and service value proposition. Its customer base includes B2C and B2B. There has never been a better time to join them and to play a key role in the expansion of its warehousing and distribution capacity, initially across the UK and then Europe.

The first stage of this is an overhaul of the facility in North West, followed by an investment in a new facility in the Bristol area. Tentative further plans exist for additional capacity in the UK. Additionally, the business is expanding its operation in Europe, namely Germany.

It now wishes to strengthen its logistics team with the appointment of a highly numerate and analytical Warehousing & Logistics Development Analyst to identify and analyst logistics improvement opportunities.

The Warehousing & Logistics Development Analyst, through advanced analysis techniques, will lead the way in identifying improvement opportunities, initiatives, and projects.

The Role:

  • Analysis and interpretation of data, providing warehousing and logistics information to support the achievement of continuous improvement within the logistics and supply chain planning function.
  • Collect, present, and analyse data as required to support operational & strategic projects.
  • Ensure reliability, integrity and accuracy of data.
  • Create statistical and financial models using appropriate software to review opportunities for costs savings and efficiencies
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in logistics processes, policies and systems covering inventory, supply, and delivery points; build models for trade-off analysis, and project completion, and to provide ongoing analysis of MIS information as needed for senior management team and logistics and supply chain planning.
  • The Warehousing & Logistics Development Analyst will work alongside senior logistics and business leaders to identify improvement and change projects.
  • Make recommendations based on findings and analysis
  • Produce forecasts and estimates to aid financially sound decisions and planning
  • Ensure warehousing and logistics costs are monitored, managed and under control
  • Participate in regular planning and project reviews and change processses and prepare data in line with changes
  • Set up and provide regular reports and data relating to specific areas of the warehousing and logistics process.
  • Track logistics trends and use the information to recommend changes
  • Utilise warehousing and logistics knowledge and research methods to benchmark logistics activities and to drive best practice.
  • Work closely with and support operational and IT colleagues to support specification of functionality/design of new WMS and ERP systems

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Degree level qualification is desirable in numerate/problem solving area.
  • Current/recent experience in a warehousing, logistics solutions design, warehouse/logistics planning, logistics development role.
  • Highly experienced in analysing large complex data sets, utilising them to improve warehousing and logistics operational and business performance.
  • Experienced in translating analysis and trends into logistics business projects, modelling the cost and process efficiency benefits, collaborating with key operational and business stakeholders to present a business case and ROI models for the projects; managing the project pipeline and supporting operational and IT colleagues to ensure operational deployment.
  • Functional/operational experience in Warehousing, Supply Chain and Logistics from within the Third Party Contract Logistics or FMCG, eCommerce or Distributor sector
  • A confident personality. Credible and knowledgeable with experience of managing in a matrix management environment.
  • Experience of warehousing and logistics cost and operational modelling will be critical to success.
  • Advanced Excel skills are a prerequisite. Experience of data extraction tools essential.
  • A confident personality, comfortable with liaising at both operational and senior executive level within a multinational matrix environment.
  • Highly developed analysis, planning and project skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen and excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience of WMS and ERP systems
  • Knowledge of lean techniques very advantageous.

To apply without delay, please email your CV in word format, quoting reference to LX 1120092

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