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Outbound Logistics Manager

Outbound Logistics Manager

Job Title: Outbound Logistics Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Norfolk
Salary: 60 - 65k plus bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5358
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:,uk
Job Published: September 23, 2020 10:41

Job Description

Outbound Logistics Manager
£60,000 - £65,000

We have an exciting opportunity to join a growing department within an automotive OEM, to be resposible for developing global networks for outbound logistics of vehicles. To be suitable for this role you will have previous outbound logistics experience specfically within the automotive industry, not only within established network management but, implementation / creation of new systems, processes, partners, carriers on a global level. This will suit someone seeking a new challenge, supporting and driving lots of positive change and progress for the business.

The position drives and oversees the procurement of all outbound logistics services and operations for the business Worldwide.  This includes the global movement of vehicles, semi-finished product and After Sales.

As such this role is a major contributor to the achievement of Customer satisfaction and ensuring Group revenue targets are achieved

Role Objectives
Along with global operations and the support of procurement responsibilities, other key responsibilities include setting strategies; establishing core capabilities; executing those activities; monitoring and overseeing lead service providers and ocean carriers in support of deliveries, warehouses and freight forwarders; reducing transit and dwell times, port congestion; driving vehicle lead-time, quality and reliability to increase sufficiency; and identifying opportunities for alternative modes of transportation through strategic initiatives.

This role will manage a global vehicle distribution in addition to significant Aftersales and inter-plant volumes.
1.  Inventory: Lead day-to-day inventory and total vehicle pipeline levels. Develop strategies to reduce vehicle lead-time and increase delivery reliability
2.  Quality: Lead day-to-day vehicle quality activities to obtain a damage free delivery.
3.  Budget:  Drive key initiatives in support of the Logistics budget.
4.  Monitor and oversee regional lead service providers and ocean carriers in support of on-time deliveries
5. Reduce long distance transit and dwell times for trade lanes, both import and export.
6.  Drive for cost savings and performance improvements from suppliers
7.  Zero downtime due to transportation

The size, scale and complexity of the companies Outbound operations will increase significantly in the coming years.
This role will manage a global vehicle distribution in addition to significant Aftersales and inter-plant volumes.
Planning and executing this change will require significant levels of innovation, negotiation and management of Global processes and partners. This position will drive the strategy for Outbound Logistics movements for the business. The position will determine the best priorities and processes for achieving organisation’s objectives.  New courses of action will need to be developed within broad functional policies to determine what will be done in a functional area or business unit.

Essential criteria 
Requires a broad understanding of the global vehicle and material logistics market
Previous Automotive Logistics experience
Experience of developing and operating Global Logistics networks.
Bachelor’s degree in a Supply Chain, Engineering or Purchasing related field.
Needs to have strong leadership skills and have managed personnel.
Comfortable to analyse financial, service, economic and operational scenarios to develop optimum solutions.
Ability for strategic thinking in complex and pressurised environments.
APICS CLTD certification or equivalent.
Master’s degree.
Experience of operating Automotive logistics processes from China and the Asia Pacific region.

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV over for our review.