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Materials Handling & Logistics Manager

Materials Handling & Logistics Manager

Job Title: Materials Handling & Logistics Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Norfolk
Salary: £65,000 plus bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5337
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 02, 2020 11:23

Job Description

Materials Handling & Logistics Manager
£65,000 plus benefits

Our Automotive Manufacturing client based in Norfolk are seeking a Materials Handling & Logistics Manager who has experience of materials in and through to manufacturing (right time of point of fit), scheduling, kitting, material flow, SPS and materials delivery. The role is responsible for a current team of 30 people and this will grow in size therefore, someone with strong management experience and the ability to implement and carry through positive change with the support of the team if required. To be suitable for the role you must demonstrate experience of materials handling and logistics of materials that are manufactured, in this case automotive parts and the timing in and through to manufacture of these parts / products. Therefore, an automotive manufacturing materials background or another advanced manufacturing materials / logistics background is required.

Job summary -
Responsible and accountable for managing all Material Handling operations for the business, covering all facilities and locations.
Maintains constant contact with production operations to support their needs. Supports BPD / Scorecard achievement.
Maintains ISO standards and ensures Internal Controls compliance for the function.
Supports the production organisation to meet build and PTS schedules ensuring full material availability, right time at point of fit.
Monitor the scorecard reporting process for input into Gap Closure Planning for current and future years.
Performs and audits adherence to Material Floor Layered Audits.
Coordinates mobile equipment needs and ensues optimum cost and service availability.
Roles objectives - 
Coordinates all safety and ergonomics issues for the department.
Supervises all operation floor operations.
Develops changes to improve existing conditions (layouts, ergonomics, routings, tooling, facilities, material) and communicate requirements through implementation
Responsible to oversee plant floor Plan For Every Part activity (packaging, DLOC, ULOC, Min/Max, piece bank)
Maintains hospital clean housekeeping standards and applies 5S.
Supports adherence to all mobile equipment checks and safe vehicle driving practices.
Monitors compliance to all loading/unloading safety standards.
Audits departmental records for employees, ensures correct safety documentation in place, oversees Suggestions, Grievances, Training, Attendance and overtime, Vacation planning.
Manages all inventory transactions, plans and material availability within the manufacturing location.
Role and responsibilities -
Key contact with Manufacturing operations to ensure material delivered to point of fit in a timely, complete and safety conscious manner to allow manufacturing schedule compliance.
Key interface to Planning groups within Materials.
Supports and participates in prototype, pilot and model change programs.
Coordinates facility changes with plant facility engineering
Involved in continuous improvement process at 3rd parties.
Develops and maintains labour relations and compliance with agreements.
Ensure hazardous material compliance for material business processes.
Responsible for and oversees expenditures by Material floor operations.
Implements, monitors and maintains competitive initiatives, documents plans/ideas for future years’ BPDs.
Participates in the development of the department’s annual Business Plan Deployment (BPD) and Scorecard.
Provides input into budget development based on Annual Plans and ongoing Gap Closure Planning.
Develops subordinates and ensures functional and individual developments.

Essential - 
Knowledge of modern Automotive Industry Material Management and Flow practices.
Knowledge of Industry Standard Warehouse management systems, tools and techniques
Recognises and communicates safe work practices as the highest priority.
Ensures housekeeping standards and applies 5S.
Ability to manage large operational teams across multiple production locations.
Results driven, decisive, able to handle multi-dimensional issues often in stressful environments

Desirable -
Experience of implementing a Set Part Strategy (SPS) including material kitting operations.

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review and we will come back to you.