Logistics Planning Manager

County of Herefordshire
20000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual + dependent on experience
14 Aug 2019
11 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The THOMAS Recruitment Group is exclusively recruiting for a Logistics Planning Manager on behalf a market leading building supplies company, based on the outskirts of Hereford.

Our client is seeking an experienced, proactive and driven Logistics Planning Manager to lead a small team who provide an outstanding customer service, support to the business and drive sales in the most efficient and sustainable way.

The Role:


* Receiving products and coordinating delivery, also facilitating the delivery of goods from one destination to another.

* Ensuring goods are available for dispatch on time.

* Contacting customers to arrange and confirm transportation, scheduling staff and orchestrating deliveries to meet customer demand with little or no delay.

* Taking steps to avoid quality control issues and ensuring minimal stock is kept at optimal levels.

* Liaising with suppliers.

* Creating purchase orders.

* Managing activities throughout the order fulfilment and transportation cycle to make sure established deadlines are met.

* Monitoring production daily.

* Overseeing inventory of goods and vehicles. Issuing lorry check sheets and ensuring they are collected weekly, reporting any major faults

* Streamlining shipping and transportation processes - export and import.

* Booking lorries in for mandatory checks and maintenance/MOT/Tax.

* Ensuring driver training records, licences etc are kept up to date/ book CPC's as required.

Other ad-hoc duties

* Learning about all the products, using our comprehensive website to assist with this.

* Ensuring you are efficient in pricing and being comfortable liaising with customers.

* Guiding customers through the buying process face to face, email and telephone.

* Providing quotations, taking orders from customers and taking payments

* Providing job cards for yard staff

* Using Sage to log financial activity

The Candidate:

* Understanding of a Sales Cycle

* Talent for recognising opportunities for process improvement

* Strong computer literacy incl. Accounting Software (Sage 50)

* Ability to work with and lead a small team

* Understanding of Quality Management principles

* Problem-solving skills and attention to detail

* The ability to make decisions and being able to organise and prioritise

The Benefits:

* Salary of GBP20,000 - GBP25,000 dependent on experience

* Secure/ progressive company

* Full training provided

* Private Healthcare and Pension Scheme

* 25 days holiday