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Head of Logistics

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A leading FMCG business based in the Cheshire area are looking for a Head of Logistics to join their team for an excellent opportunity. As Head of Logistics you will be responsible for all logistics activities across the business, managing inbound/ outbound supply of raw materials and finished product between co-packers and internal factories to global warehouses.

You will have full financial responsibility for logistics costs and be proactive in driving continuous improvement across the logistics network to improve speed, carbon, cost, safety and quality performance.

About the role:

  • Manage inbound supply from factories and co packers into the European warehouses. Ensuring logistics compliance, engaging with factories to drive OTIF and managing any issues around customs and port clearance.
  • Ownership for the relationship with 3PLs and freight forwarders, ensure contracts are in place and monitor service levels against agreements.
  • Manage export operations, engage with internal factories and co-packers to ensure finished product arrives OTIF to key customers either direct through point to point shipment or indirectly through their logistics network.
  • Responsibility for the design and cost performance of the logistics network. Work with key functions based globally to ensure an agile logistics network is in place, driving continuous improvement across the logistics network and spearheading change to improve carbon, speed, cost, safety and quality performance.

About the person:

  • Ideally degree qualified or overseas equivalent.
  • Proven track record in leading a logistics function at a senior level.
  • Strong commercial acumen, contract negotiation experience is a must.
  • Ideally comes from within an FMCG environment.
  • Experience working in a business with an import/ export operation would be highly advantageous.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills.
  • The ability to drive change in a positive manner.

To apply for the role please send your CV to susannah.meadows@robertwalters.com

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Logistics

Industry: FMCG

Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 per annum + + car + bonus

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Cheshire

Job Reference: DZ411R-E646AB0E

Date posted: 28 May 2024

Consultant: Susannah Meadows

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