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Vacancy : Logistics Manager
Company Location : Wakefield
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Logistics Manager to join our team based in Wakefield. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. As a leading distributor, logistics is at the very heart of what we do best. Welcoming dedicated new people into our business who have a passion for delivering excellence is key to our continued success.
The Logistics Manager role
Joining our local management team, this highly focused Logistics Manager role provides a wonderful opportunity for you to make a real impact. You will be responsible for day-to-day running of the logistics function which includes all drivers and warehouse staff reporting directly to you. Our logistics strategy plays a fundamental role in the success of our business and we boast state of the art support systems and facilities, ensuring a first-class distribution service is provided to our customers. This senior role will be pivotal in ensuring the continued success of the Wakefield site, responsible for delivering operational excellence via management of the logistics team and ensuring KPIs are exceeded.
Logistics Manager Key Duties
Managing a large warehouse facility with responsibility for all warehouse and transport staffing and operations.
Leading, motivating & developing the logistics team to ensure all duties are fulfilled to the required standards and within health and safety requirements
Ensure the on-time delivery (in good condition) of the correct product to all customers
Responsibility for receipt, storage & dispatch of all materials purchased/requisitioned for stock and to our customer requirements
Schedule customer deliveries via our own vehicles or outside carriers to achieve a 24/48 hr delivery service by the most cost-effective method
Effective budget management and all relevant management reporting
Ensure efficient use of warehouse space to keep stock at optimum levels
Ensure that the legal requirements of our “O” license are complied with
Do you have the correct profile?
We welcome your application if you have experience of working within a fast-moving logistics environment and can demonstrate an effective track-record of managing a team.
You will highly task orientated, results focussed, and target driven, with an appreciation of how effective logistics management can genuinely influence overall business success. You will be able to bring gravitas to the role, commanding respect of a team and possess the leadership skills required to help maximise the potential of your team via coaching & mentoring. You will value team cohesiveness and have the ability to build relationships with internal and external partners, possessing excellent communication skills.
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits can include: –
25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
Contributory pension scheme
Free parking at many of our site locations
Range of company cars or cash allowance (including electric) for qualifying roles
Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
Tax free childcare (TFC) scheme
Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
Long service awards (5-40 years)
Charitable giving options
Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)
Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
How to apply/next steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence with us ASAP. (Please note we are holding zoom video-interviews during the pandemic). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are continuing to adhere to Government guidelines whereby a significant number of our employees are working from home for the time being. Dependent on the precise role you have applied for, it is important to note that this may be a feature of your initial employment with us until Government advice changes and the situation improves. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant.
All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
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