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Using our 35+ years of sector experience we can quickly source, evaluate and interview leading supply chain logistics specialists from around the world who can help your business set the industry standard in terms of efficiency, customer service and cost-effectiveness.

Supply Chain Logistics Recruitment - Martin Veasey

More importantly, we can deliver you the right people, right away thanks to our proactive way of working and comprehensive global talent pool. After all, we’re increasingly living in an always-on world where 24/7 access to the goods we want is no longer the exception, but the norm.

Here are just a few reasons why we’re trusted to deliver in this sector:

  • As an independent consultancy our supply chain logistics recruitment specialists will adapt to your unique business challenges, whether that’s rapidly increasing globalisation or the rise and rise of e-technologies.
  • We work with leading organisations around the world and have placed supply chain and logistic talent in over 42 countries.
  • Our proven approach involves evaluating the core personality traits and transferable competencies that will have a positive and lasting impact on your supply chains.

If you’re looking for a role in supply chain and logistics be sure to check out our latest vacancies or ping us your CV.


In their own words

“Martin Veasey Talent Solutions have been one of our most trusted strategic recruitment partners for some time. Both Martin and Roheela always thoroughly review proposed role profiles extremely rigorously and take time out to discuss them through on a case by case basis in detail. In most circumstances, we have tended retain them for a full search and selection process, carefully identifying potential candidates through from first & potentially second screening interviews. Shortlists of prescreened potentials candidates have always been very strong and a high call forward rate to take forward to first interview is a testament to this. Candidates are always very well briefed on our business, our specific issues, the team, the culture  & how the role will fit in. candidates regularly feedback on their professionalism and cite they have been passionate about attracting the top talent for our business. They are seen as an extension of our own team.
They have never failed to find a candidate for a role assignment I’ve asked them to handle.”

– Head of Supply Chain and Logistics, Global Manufacturing Sector


Role up, role up

Here are just some of the supply chain and logistics positions we’ve filled for our UK and international clients over the years. Unable to see the role you’re looking for? Don’t worry, just get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.


Typical Roles:

  • Sales and Demand Forecasting & Planning S & OP
  • Capacity, Production Planning & Scheduling
  • Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Materials & Inventory Management
  • Customer Supply Planning
  • eCommerce & eFulfilment
  • Last Mile Solutions
  • Logistics, Warehousing, Transport & Distribution
  • Freight Forwarding and Shipping, Import and Export
  • Outsourced Logistics Solutions & Value-Added Services
  • Logistics Business Development, Sales, Key Account Management & Solutions Design
  • Inter & Multi-modal logistics including Rail & Sea Freight
  • Strategic Planning & Development
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Consultancy & Project Management
  • Transport and Logistics Planning and Analysis
  • Third Party Contract Logistics Services
  • 3PL/4PL

Let’s get down to details

From entry level to boardroom, interim to permanent, UK to international, we’ll uncover the best active and passive talent out there. Salaries in this sector generally range from £40,000-£120,000+.

Put our Recruitment Solutions to the test:

  • Executive Search and Headhunting
  • Advertised Selection
  • Fast-track Contingency/Database Search
  • International, Multiple Role and Team Recruitment

Take advantage of our HR and Talent Management services:

  • Psychometric Testing
  • Career and Executive Coaching
  • Talent and Strategy Planning
  • Outplacement

Intrigued? Let’s talk

To find out how our tried, tested and trusted insight and innovation can deliver you the brightest supply chain and logistics talent call 01905381320  or email info@martinveasey.com.

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For more information please click on the links below to read one of our blog articles or download a report or guide.

Blogs

The Benefits of a Robust Supply Chain Talent Pipeline

6 Ways to Develop Your Supply Chain and Logistics Talent Pipeline in 2020

Supply Chain Management: Career path and salaries

Reports and Guides

How to Develop your Supply Chain and Logistics Talent Pipeline
 

1152304_1663864182
£250-350 Per Day (Outside IR35)

INTERIM WAREHOUSING CAPACITY PLANNING ANALYST - 6 MONTHS

 

"Great career development opportunity for highly analytical, graduate calibre, warehousing, stock planning analyst to join market leading distributor".

 

£250-350 Per Day (Outside IR35)

 

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 Interim Warehousing Capacity Planning Analyst for 6 months to analyse and plan warehousing capacity across multiple sites prior to merger in to two sites North West and South West.

The Interim Warehousing Capacity Planning Analyst, through advanced analysis techniques, will review warehousing stock and capacity and flows between the overspill and main site in the North West to assist with daily planning. The focus will be on identifying fast moving and slow moving sku's, analysing volumetrics to ensure optimal product and pallet storage and warehouse layout. This will entail the extraction of data from various systems creating data sets and scenario models to inform decision making and stock planning.

The Role:

  • Analysis and interpretation of data, providing warehousing capacity and stock flow information- this information will ultimately be used in the design of new DC and specification of functionality of WMS and supply chain and logistics system
  • 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 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 Capacity Planning & Design 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 capacity and stock planning, 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
  • Advanced user of Excel, Access and other database tools such as Cognos/SQL. Statistical process control experience highly advantageous
  • Experience of data extraction tools essential
  • Strong problemsolving and numeracy skills
  • Able to prioritise and manage a varied workload and deadlines and used to dealing with large volumes of data; adept at techniques to manage and interpret large data sets
  • 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 deploym
  • Functional/operational experience/exposure 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
  • 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


 

1152532_1663863314
£35000 - £45000 per annum

INTERIM WAREHOUSE SHIFT MANAGER (6 MONTHS)

 

"Time Critical eFulfillment Operations"

 

£45,000 Pro Rata - Potential Permanent Opportunity

 

Lancashire/North West

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 South West. Tentative further plans exist for additional capacity in the UK. Additionally, the business is expanding its operation in Europe, namely Germany.

 

The North West/Lancashire site is where they need your skills and experience as a Warehousing professional to lead the operational team and identify process improvements and efficiencies in this dynamic, fast moving and high volume warehouse. The Interim Warehouse Shift Manager role is offered on an initial six-month fixed term contract however there is a potential opportunity for a permanent role at Operational Manager level. Our client is looking for someone to start asap.

 

  • You will be used to leading operational change projects facilitating and driving continuous improvement across the shift.
  • Your leadership, warehouse shift management and planning skills will ensure that you are able to coach and develop your distribution centre/warehouse shift operations team to deliver results - ensuring all stock is managed and moved efficiently.
  • You will be a visible, "walk the floor" manager, setting direction, monitoring, and motivating individuals to exceed objectives whilst ensuring that security, inventory management and safety standards are maintained. The primary objective of this is to ensure accurate order assembly and despatch to customers via carriers in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner.
  • We are looking for individuals who can drive continuous improvement in productivity, operating costs, and customer satisfaction.
  • You will also possess extensive knowledge of FMCG logistics and warehousing operations, including online/efulfilment, transport and distribution.
  • It is essential that you also have some collaborative planning exposure with the ability to work cross functionally across this fast moving efulfilment business.
  • So, the key emphasis of this role will be to surpass internal and external customer expectations, people development and leadership and proactive continuous improvement of safety, quality and operational productivity and performance.
  • Accuracy of stock holding, excellent cost control and budgetary management will be critical to success so you must already be very familiar with compiling and managing budgets and forecasts.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader and people manager with the ability to motivate and drive performance.
  • To succeed in this role, you will be of graduate calibre with previous experience of managing a distribution centre/warehouse shift operations team including significant experience of managing first line managers/supervisors/team leaders, within the FMCG warehousing and distribution sector. This could be in house or within a third-party contract logistics company.
  • This must include proven people management skills including team development, maximising performance, improving motivation and productivity.
  • Proven experience of forecasting and capacity planning in line with budgetary constraints and within a volume environment will be critical to success.


To apply without delay, as this role is offered on an immediate start, please email your CV quoting reference LX 1152532 Telephone 01905 381 320

 

1120092_1663781530
£Very Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

WAREHOUSING CAPACITY PLANNING ANALYST


"Great career development opportunity for highly analytical, graduate calibre, warehousing, stock planning 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 Capacity Planning Analyst to analyse and plan warehousing capacity across multiple sites prior to merger in to two sites North West and South West.


The Warehousing Capacity Planning Analyst, through advanced analysis techniques, will review warehousing stock and capacity and flows between the overspill and main site in the North West to assist with daily planning. The focus will be on identifying fast moving and slow moving sku's, analysing volumetrics to ensure optimal product and pallet storage and warehouse layout. This will entail the extraction of data from various systems creating data sets and scenario models to inform decision making and stock planning.


The Role:
* Analysis and interpretation of data, providing warehousing capacity and stock flow information- this information will ultimately be used in the design of new DC and specification of functionality of WMS and supply chain and logistics system.
* 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 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 Capacity Planning & Design 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 capacity and stock planning, 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.
* Advanced user of Excel, Access and other database tools such as Cognos/SQL. Statistical process control experience highly advantageous.
* Experience of data extraction tools essential.
* Strong problemsolving and numeracy skills.
* Able to prioritise and manage a varied workload and deadlines and used to dealing with large volumes of data; adept at techniques to manage and interpret large data sets.
* 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/exposure 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.
* A confident personality, comfortable with liaising at both operational and senior executive level within a multinational matrix environment.
* Strong commercial acumen and excellent attention to detail.
* Experience of WMS and ERP systems

 

1138147_1663341849
€Very Competitive + Bonus + Car/Allowance + Benefits

Commercial Director - 3PL/4PL Warehousing & Transport Solutions

"3PL/4PL Commercial Strategist & Business Development Specialist required with track record within Ireland, UK & Northern European multi temperature solutions."

€Very Competitive Bonus, Car/Allowance & Benefits Relocation Assistance

Ireland

Do you have a proven track record in commercial strategy, new business development and key account management within the Irish, UK and European 3PL/4PL transport and warehousing contract logistics sector?

Would you like to apply this experience within a highly successful and well-established Irish business? Then this role could be perfect for you.

We are seeking a Commercial Director who combines 3PL/4PL contract logistics experience with an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong network within the Ireland to UK and Ireland to European marketplace.

This is a newly created role to support unprecedented growth and customer demand, in part due to Brexit and due to planned expansion. This expansion includes the establishment of an additional new warehouse to support manufacturing supply chains across several industry sectors including pharmaceutical cold chain, multi temperature food, hi tech and automotive. Our client has warehousing, and transport operations already set up in Ireland close to the Northern Ireland border and the UK.

To support their future growth, they would like to bring on board a Commercial Director with experience in palletised logistics, particularly between the UK, Ireland, and Europe. As well as developing closer relationships with existing customers, you will also create and implement a sales and marketing strategy to target new customers. They see their strategy as being split between being a 3PL provider directly for the end client and a 4PL provider for other transport companies. Therefore, your knowledge of both types of service will be essential.
In addition, you will also have input in designing warehousing and transport solutions for customers, so your operational knowledge will be used extensively.

Brexit has presented many companies with challenges transporting between Ireland and the UK. Our client is ideally situated to help and advise customers on how to negotiate the new procedures. So, having detailed knowledge of the Irish and UK transport markets will be crucial to your success in the role.

You'll be based from their head office in Ireland as you will be a key member of the senior executive team, and our client is also happy to support your relocation if you're currently based elsewhere.


The Role

* Responsible for developing high-level relationships with new & existing customers, facilitating new business as a result
* Work with the commercial team to identify clients and opportunities for new business
* Develop strong working relationships with key decision-makers in target clients
* Facilitate the solutions design and business development process, supporting and guiding the commercial team with every aspect of senior client relations
* Manage senior client relationships once business is secured to ensure long-term profitability and growth
* Develop and implement commercial strategies according to company goals and objectives aiming to accelerate growth
* Conduct market analysis to create detailed strategic business plans on commercial opportunities (expansion, business development etc.)
* Understand the requirements of existing customers to ensure their needs are being met
* Act to acquire new customers and manage client relationships (new and existing)
* Collaborate with and coordinate diverse teams (marketing, sales, customer service etc.)
* Build and maintain profitable partnerships with key stakeholders
* Monitor performance of commercial activities using key metrics and prepare reports for senior management
* Assist in setting financial targets and budget development and monitoring

The Ideal Candidate

* Proven experience within a senior-level commercial role within the Irish Logistics industry with strong knowledge of the European Transport product
* Excellent network within the multi sector 3PL/4PL contract logistics across warehousing and transport sector
* Proven experience managing relationships with key clients
* In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis
* Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
* Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset
* Excellent organizational and leadership skills
* Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
* Proficiency in MS Office and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce)
* Graduate in business administration, finance, or relevant field; MSc/MA advantageous

In return our client is offering a competitive salary and a flexible bonus and benefits package plus the potential for equity.

Interested? If so, to start the confidential process, please submit your CV quoting reference LX 1138147 Telephone 01905 381320

 

482798_1662985047
£Excellent Bonus Benefits & Relocation Assistance

SENIOR WAREHOUSING SOLUTIONS DESIGN CONSULTANT - ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

"Very innovative Warehouse/Logistics Facilities Solutions Design specialist with experience of Robotic Process Automation and similar technologies required to lead, coach and develop country solutions design team. Experience of design solutions for the Japanese market and building regulatory environment. Fluency in Japanese highly advantageous"

£Excellent Bonus Benefits & Relocation Assistance

Japan - Full Relocation Assistance Available

Our client is a global multinational. A true market leader, they have a strong culture of safety, customer focus, quality and reliability.


Highly successful and long-established with industrial expertise across a number of verticals, our client has a global network of operations and integrated state-of-the-art information technology across warehousing and transport.
As result of dynamic growth our client is seeking a very innovative, degree educated, Senior Consultant Automated Warehousing Solutions Design with "hands on" robotic process automation warehousing solutions design experience to lead, coach and develop its country solutions design team in Japan.
We are seeking individuals with experience of various types of warehousing and storage including robotic process automation, automatic storage and retrieval systems. Experience of warehousing/distribution centre design solutions for the Japanese market and building structure regulatory environment will be critical to success. Fluency in Japanese would be highly advantageous.

The Role:
* Managing a team of Warehousing/Logistics Automation Design Solutions Managers and Analysts, you will support the country Business Development and Implementation teams in developing innovative, cost effective and profitable warehousing and supply chain solutions for new and existing multinational and regional clients.

* Through strategic consulting assignments, you will work at both operational and Board level to identify business issues focused on process improvement and cost effectiveness; propose value adding and innovative solutions and subsequently manage the delivery of projects.

* This will entail analysis of existing inhouse and customer operations and the subsequent design of proposals, managing resource and cross functional teams during implementation, planning and solutions delivery. In addition, you will develop the supply chain solutions design strategy and manage the departmental budget.

* As Senior Consultant Solutions Design your role will be broad - robotic process automation specialist, material handling consultant, automated warehousing design subject matter expert, supply chain and logistics systems specialist data analyst, strategist, salesperson, key account manager, management accountant, facilitator, leader, mentor, coach and project manager.

* You will possess extensive automated warehousing solutions design, planning, projects, consultancy, value chain engineering and productivity improvement expertise. You will be highly proficient in liaising, presenting and working at Board level both internally and externally with key multinational client accounts.

* You will direct and manage your team in multiple implementation and re-engineering projects enabling cost and service improvements whilst at the same time managing teams involved in new operational start-ups.

The Ideal Applicant:

* The ideal applicant will be educated to degree/post graduate level and will possess a substantial and demonstrative track record of successful project delivery gained within an automated robotic process control warehousing and logistics solutions design/projects environment.

* We are inviting applications from either highly accomplished and experienced professionals seeking to consolidate and apply their solutions design leadership and coaching experience in a new and challenging growth environment or alternatively someone with at least 5-8 years fast track operational and solutions design experience who wishes to further develop their managerial experience by heading up and grow a team of solutions design specialists.

* Experience of warehousing solutions design, supply chain optimisation, automated robotic process and warehouse design tools as well as formal project management capabilities will be a prerequisite. Experience of managing multi-disciplined teams is essential.

* It is imperative that you will be possess a portfolio of successful projects completed across, for example, retail and FMCG, industrial, technology or pharmaceutical verticals.

* Automated warehousing solutions design experience as a Senior Consultant or Project Manager may have been gained in one of the following environments: inhouse global multinational logistics fulfilment facilities design team; materials handling solutions design provider; third party contract logistics provider or automation solutions/automated robotic process design consultancy.

* Most importantly you will also have a demonstrable track record of success in coaching and developing a team of Solutions Design Analysts and Managers, ensuring a consistent, best in class approach.

* Previous international solutions design and solutions design and implementation project team leadership would be extremely advantageous, as would, cultural experience and understanding of living and working in Japan would be highly advantageous.

Please note: This role is offered to experienced Japanese citizens or as an expatriate career development role on a permanent local employment contract and therefore you will be required to relocate to Japan to be based there full time. Our client will provide full relocation assistance. Our client offers a very competitive salary and benefits package including bonus and private healthcare. Please note however that although housing allowance may be provided, school fees are not provided as part of the package.

 

 

 

 

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

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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