Shift Operations Manager (Monday to Friday Days)
£30-34,000 plus benefits
Shift Operations Manager (Monday to Friday Days) Commutable from Birmingham, Coleshill, Tamworth and Coventry £30-34,000 plus benefits 59204AM TLP’s client, a well-known logistics company, are seeking a Shift Operations Manager to take responsibility for the daily activities of the operational team. Ensuring Health & Safety standards are maintained at all times whilst delivering cost effective services, focusing on the highest levels of customer service. This role will be working 8am-5pm Monday to Friday with flexibility. Maintain security compliance at all times, ensuring checks are carried out as required on the site, inbound vehicles, containers, staff and 3rd parties as required. Ensure compliance is maintained at all times, ensuring checks and training are carried out as required. Develop direct links and relationships with customers, ensuring customer service requests are handled, owned and dealt with in a timely manner. Implementation of continuous Improvement initiatives to improve upon Safety, Operational & Financial KPI’s. Lead by example supporting continual improvement culture amongst staff, through the development of improved systems/procedures that will drive forward all aspects of the operation. Ensure stringent compliance to legislative and predefined Health, Safety & Environmental policies & guidelines. Ensuring that Health & Safety control measures are in place maintained and understood by all staff and visitors to the site. The ideal candidate will have a warehouse and/or stock operational background with excellent knowledge of health & safety legislation and be customer focused.
Transport Admin Clerk
Transport Admin Clerk, Basingstoke Our client, a national delivery service company, are recruiting a Transport Admin Clerk for their busy transport team. The Offer.... Salary of £19,500 per year 39 hours per week Monday to Friday with every other weekend Full training and support The Role... Working alongside the Transport FLM Ensuring compliance is always maintained Completing all daily, weekly and ad-hoc tasks Updating transport board for vehicles off the road, at service or MOT Updating and managing service schedules Printing infringement letters Running tachograph download reports Contacting vehicles that have broken down or require repair General admin tasks in support of the team Our client is looking for somebody who can work well in a team and under pressure, preferably with a Transport office backround. If you are looking for a change and to develop your skills, please send your CV for consideration.
£22,000 plus bonus and benefits
Inventory Analyst Evesham c£22,000 plus benefits 59197AM An excellent opportunity to join a market leading manufacturer in this new role. They are seeking an individual to create and maintain forecasts for a selected group of products and to ensure stock is available to meet the forecast. Using the system and other sales data sources; Generate a suite of monthly stock and sales reports to include (but not limited to); forecast accuracy, aged stock, excess stock reports, stock provision, POS reports, and KPI’s. Carry out a month end process to include sales forecast and policy settings review. Analyse forecast accuracy identifying areas for improvement in order to maximize product sell-thru and minimize obsolescence and excess inventory. Participate in the annual budget process establishing a base line forecast with an 18-month horizon, making recommendations based on the forecast. Support product launch process to include monitoring actual progress against launch sales forecast. Represent Procurement in product launch meetings and feedback to the rest of the team. Monitor commercial specifications and take appropriate actions to ensure suitable stock levels are maintained to meet specific and general sales demand. Document all related processes and procedures to include training of other Procurement staff to ensure continuity. The ideal candidate will have a strong supply chain background with strong inventory management skills. An excellent knowledge of excel would be of advantage.
UK and European Road Transport Planner
£26,000 plus benefits
UK and European Road Transport Planner (Monday to Friday day based) Commutable from Birmingham, West Bromwich, Walsall, Tamworth and Coleshill £26,000 + benefits 58998AM Great opportunity to support a logistics operations team to ensure the highest standards of deliveries are met for all their commercial customers, ensuring that all scheduled deliveries are completed in line with the customers expectations. Build upon the existing client base for General Haulage business by providing an efficient On Time In Full Service Provide an efficient and responsive service to existing and new customers Resolve and follow up on enquiries with customers and drivers on general logistics matters Adhere to both company and statutory legislation at all times Oversee and debrief drivers The ideal candidate will be a good team player with excellent communication skills. Previous transport planning experience is essential along with good geographical knowledge of the UK. European road planning experience will be of advantage.
Logistics refers to the transportation of goods from A to B, or more accurately, the delivery of that blender you bought over the weekend from a warehouse to your house. The supply chain includes a whole series of different operations that resulted in making and packaging your new blender.
The logistics and supply chain industry is one of the most exciting industries that you can work in and has enormous potential for lucrative career progression. As you’ve probably guessed, without the manufacture, distribution, or transportation of goods, many companies would cease to function. This gives logistics and supply chain professionals a fantastic overview of how the business works as a whole. Many of these professionals use the sales, financial and managerial skills that they gain in the industry to progress into senior management positions in some of the world’s biggest businesses. The industry is facing such a range of challenges, that anybody with the creativity and talent required to progress through could find themselves taking on one of these globally significant management roles.
Increasing fuel costs represent a huge challenge to the industry. As global tensions push oil prices up, businesses need to manage increases in fuel costs without passing on unacceptably higher prices to consumers.
Adapting services in line with changes in consumer behaviour
A huge challenge in supply chain management is responding to consumers’ constantly evolving and ever more demanding expectations. As well as requiring faster distribution and customer service responses than ever before, consumers are also buying products based on the ethical considerations made during manufacturing processes. The environmental impact of the manufacturing of products that they use on a daily basis is at the forefront of consumers’ minds. If businesses are unable to show that strenuous attempts to protect the environment were present throughout their supply chains, they may find themselves losing many previously loyal customers. Making these environmental adjustments without swelling production costs or pricing products out of the market is a huge issue throughout supply chains in every sector. Additionally, the migration of large companies’ IT software to new, more technologically advanced systems is a wonderful innovation in theory and very often in the long-term. However, in the short-term, this technological change can present a range of seemingly intransigent difficulties whilst consuming time that could be put to valuable use elsewhere in the business, as well as spiralling costs.
Then there’s Brexit. The possibility of importing to and exporting from the UK in the event of a no-deal exit presents a whole plethora of previously unimaginable challenges throughout the logistics and supply chain industry. What happens if parts cannot be sourced from their typical EU-based location due to regulatory changes? What happens if huge queues at ports cause perishable items to become unusable (or inedible) before they arrive at their destination? How would the placement of checkpoints across the Irish border be geographically possible - let alone viable from a logistics and supply chain perspective? What happens if Brexit is cancelled and businesses have invested huge amounts of time and cash in preparing to leave the EU for absolutely no reason?
Solutions to the issues described above will distinguish companies that lead the industry from those that just operate within it. If you relish challenges and have the ability to think creatively under pressure, while maintaining excellent communication skills and meticulous organisational and time management skills, then a career in the logistics & supply chain industry at the forefront of the industry’s responses to these challenges could be perfect for you.
More work needs to be done to encourage more women to apply for logistics and supply chain roles. Only 5% of top supply chain roles in Fortune 500 companies are held by women. That’s a deeply disappointing statistic. Leading executives such as Mary Barra, who took a supply chain route to become Chairwoman and CEO of General Motors, show that women thrive in supply chain roles and use these roles to propel themselves into the most influential boardrooms in global business.
At TLP, we actively encourage a diverse pool of applicants to apply for the logistics and supply chain roles for which we recruit. We do this because our clients want world-class staff to fill their vacancies. If the ideal staff member is sitting at home and not applying because they feel as though logistics and supply chain is not a sector that welcomes people who look like them, then our clients lose out hugely and the sector as a whole has failed these candidates. If the industry is going to solve the many challenges it faces, it is vital that it approaches them from multiple perspectives, by drawing on a diverse pool of knowledge and cultural experience from the staff who represent a wide range of demographics. Beyond the recruitment and talent consultancy, we provide our customers and candidates, we also play an active role within women in logistics supporting the marketing and taking an active role in promoting diversity across the profession.
Popular starting roles in this sector are often as an Administrator. Whether as a Logistics, Goods In or Goods Out Administrator, this role will give you a great overview of what working in the heart of the supply chain is like. Without talented Administrators, the logistics and supply chain industry would collapse. Some of the main responsibilities of an Administrator involve:
- Building excellent relationships with customers and keeping them informed of each step of their delivery’s journey until it reaches them.
- Carefully managing stock to ensure that the right quantity of goods is always purchased at the right price and is delivered in good time so that all orders are fulfilled.
- Ensuring that all paperwork is maintained in an orderly fashion and that all administrative deadlines are met.
Salaries for administrators can vary from approximately £19,000 - 24,000 p.a. depending on the specific nature of the role and an employee’s previous experience.
A more advanced role is as a Transport Planner, where responsibilities include:
- Managing drivers transporting goods to ensure that processes run as smoothly as possible.
- Using creative thinking under pressure to improve performance, and ensure that customers always receive sensational service.
- Engaging with key stakeholders within the company to ensure that nobody feels as though their perspectives and opinions have been ignored in any planned or enacted changes to internal systems and processes.
- Strong experience using Excel is essential to ensure efficient completion of day-to-day administrative tasks.
Salaries for this role increase to between £24,000-28,000 annually and often come with benefits. These benefits vary from company to company but often include free or heavily subsidised insurance plans, increases in pension provision, share and stock options as well as more holiday days and access to free or heavily subsidised fitness facilities.
Logistics Shift Manager
Further progression to the role of Logistics Shift Manager would involve:
- Managing a large team and ensuring that each different section of the team worked together seamlessly to create enjoyable client experiences.
- Overseeing staff development to ensure that all employees are working as productively as possible at all times.
- Maintain exceptional H&S and Quality standards.
- Set team of objectives and then ensure that they are met or exceeded.
Salaries for logistics shift managers increase £30-34k + shift allowance. Remuneration packages often include very generous employee benefits. From there it’s possible to progress to a whole range of management posts in Logistics and Supply Chain, as well as general management positions in the company as a whole. These positions are accompanied by increased salaries and benefits.
Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in Business Management or in a whole range of areas of the Logistics and Supply Chain industry provide a perfect path to management positions within it. Students looking for experience in the sector can apply for a number of internships and graduate schemes which offer excellent preparation for a career in the management side of the industry.
Alternatively, success in supermarket stock management and maintenance roles can lead to progression to entry-level packaging or driving jobs, which are and have provided perfect starts to many Logistics and Supply Chain careers. Drivers require various licences, such as HGV Class 1 and 2 to progress to more senior roles. Many employers and reliable recruiters such as TLP will fund or heavily subsidise the cost of this training so that talented individuals can progress in Logistics and Supply Chain careers, no matter what their social backgrounds may be.
TLP is fortunate to work with some of the industry’s biggest names, such as Eddie Stobart, UPS and DHL. These global businesses and other leading brands provide graduates with the opportunity to rotate around different teams in different locations, to find the perfect role and city for them. Many of these businesses also offer international secondment opportunities to high performers.
The most important aspect of any job application for a logistics or supply chain position is a candidate’s skill set. Organised, agile thinkers who are able to liaise with senior management in multiple departments, and are also happy to get involved with the nuts and bolts of the business (such as administrative tasks) will do well in this industry. If you are a team player with the drive and initiative to make things happen and the attention to detail needed to constantly perfect systems, then a career in Logistics and Supply Chain could be perfect for you.