Stock Controller (Monday to Friday days)
£20,000 plus bonus and benefits
Stock Controller (Monday to Friday days) Commutable from Alcester, Evesham, Worcester, Tewkesbury and Chipping Campden c£20,000 plus bonus and benefits 59241M An excellent opportunity to join a market leading manufacturer. They are seeking an individual to manage warehouse inventory and to ensure stock is available to meet customer orders. To ensure PI (perpetual inventory) checks are completed across both the main and satellite warehouses. To plan stock checks at satellite locations as per the stock control policy. To complete any stock adjustments required once sufficient investigation has been carried out. To carry out any ad-hoc stock check requests from various departments. To work alongside other Procurement colleagues and assist in the stock count procedure for satellite locations. To investigate and report on any discrepancies highlighted by either Ad-hoc or PI stock checks. To comply with the current onsite Health and Safety policy. The ideal candidate will have a strong stock control background with excellent inventory skills. Knowledge of excel would be of advantage.
£26-30,000 plus benefits
Logistics Coordinator Commutable from Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme, Cheadle and Keele £26-30,000 plus benefits 59236AM TLP are currently recruiting for an experienced Logistics Coordinator to join a successful and growing business. This role will require working 6am-4pm and 8am-6pm alternating weekly. Taking ownership of the stock levels and liaising with other depots to ensure that the depot stock levels are maintained Producing depot transfer notes for movement of stock between depots Checking off equipment, producing job sheets and ‘goods in’ the returned hire equipment Assessing and reporting what work is required on equipment that has been sent in by customers for refurbishment and submitting this to HQ for pricing Ensuring that the customer receives 1st class service Effectively handle all customer enquiries that don’t require sales team input Routing the vehicles First point of call for the drivers Loading & unloading manifests for the vehicles The ideal candidate will have a strong stock control, logistics and customer service background with good IT skills including Microsoft Excel.
Transport Administrator TLP are currently recruiting a transport administrator for one of the UK's leading independent providers of international freight and transport logistics services based in Southampton. You will be working within a busy transport office supporting the Transport team with general administration as well as liaising with customer and clients. This is a great opportunity to join a busy transport team or kick start a career in logistics. Salary 19-20k dependant on experience Mon-Fri 8:30-17:30pm (flexibility allowed within reason) On the job training and support 23 days holiday Pension scheme Life insurance Main Duties include: Taking calls and dealing with drivers and clients as and when required. Customer service skills are essential as but you will need to be confident in dealing with telephone queries Liaising with customers and clients ensuring services are delivered efficiently Complaints handling, problem solving and claims investigating Fuel card management Dealing with driver fines and paring infringements Contact with Sub contractors and preferred suppliers Log and administer insurance claims Insurance claims handling Dealing with invoice claims Requirements: Highly motivated Customer abilities via phone and email Transport background desirable but not essential Ability to manage their workload efficiently Ability to work in a busy environment MS office package knowledge essential as you need to be computer literate Good attitude Ability to be able to communicate professionally with clients Good English-speaking skills If you are interested in this position, please send your CV for consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.
Forklift & Warehouse Operative
£9 for first 12 weeks until permanent
Warehouse Operative & Forklift Driver TLP are currently recruiting for a warehouse operative who is physically fit, has an NPORS certified forklift licence and who is comfortable with dealing with customer queries and orders for a specialist roofing company local in Southampton. Requirements & Salary 20k but start on £9ph for first 12 weeks NPORS forklift licence Must be able to work as a co-operative member of a team Good Planning and organisational skills & ability to work efficiently under pressure Accuracy and attention to details. Good, clear communication skills, Have a can do, problem solving attitude and ability to work fast paced in a high-pressure environment Be positive and perform at your highest level Responsibilities Order picking of both orders being dispatched the same day and orders being picked for later delivery dates. Packaging goods for dispatch Stock control Order completion Unloading deliveries, mainly by forklift, receipting paperwork accurately Picking and preparing equipment for dispatch to orders - shrink wrapping, banding and labelling correctly. Regularly keeping warehouses swept and tidy. Assisting with regular stock checking. Complying with the company’s health & safety requirements. Utilising problem-solving techniques to deal swiftly with problems that may arise from any team member’s error. Working in a team, promoting good team attitude – team work essential If this is of interest to you then please apply or contact Shaz at TLP Recruitment, Southampton
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.