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Logistics Job Description

Forms a vital part of the supply chain process. The position ultimately takes ownership of the warehouse and planning function ensuring efficient receipt, production, storage and dispatch of a wide range of products working with both internal and external stakeholders.

1. Stock Control

 Manage receipt, storage, retrieval and timely delivery of all products

 Manage work schedules

 Overseeing stock control and processing orders

 Plan future capacity requirements

 Ensure effective management and review of sub-contractors


2. Service Delivery

 Ensuring all objectives and directions from the Operations Manager are achieved

 Work closely with all areas of the supply chain to ensure effective service delivery for production


3. Systems Control

 Review and amend data entry systems

 Full review and development of Warehouse systems and procedures

 Coordinating the use of automated and computerised systems

 Ensure stock control systems are kept fully up to date at all times

 Overseeing the planned maintenance of stores vehicles, machinery and equipment

 Setup layout and space management procedures

 Ensure SOP’s and 5S are in place within the Warehouse

 Issue Inventory report, IN/OUT status report, dead stock report, goods age report, consumption report and manpower status report to Operations Manager

 Work with Walker Filtration information system ‘Efacs’ to process information such as Goods In/Out, PI Counts, Control Redundant Stock, Stock Discrepancies


4. Cost Reduction

 Implement cost reduction principles in all aspects of the warehouse transaction and activities

 Take a proactive approach to waste management & reduction


5. Effective People Management

 Recruit, develop and performance manage a team in line with company objectives

 Develop a motivated team to achieve results

 Ensure staff training and development is completed in line with required deadlines

 Manage daily workloads and supervise effective completion

 Succession and Manpower planning

 Supervise the administration process to ensure accurate records are kept at all times



6. Health and Safety & Legal Compliance

 Maintaining standards of Health and Safety

 Ensure all working practices follow a safe system of work

 Ensuring all documentation is up to date in relation to use of Fork Lift Trucks

 Maintain housekeeping within the Warehouse, delivery and car park area


7. Communication

 Ability to communicate to all levels within the organisation

 Developing effective relationships with the Planning and Purchasing departments to ensure effective communication of key messages

 Responding to and dealing with customer or supplier communication by telephone, email or fax

 Producing regular reports and statistics as required to keep the company up to date

 Develop sound working relationships with stakeholders, suppliers and transport companies

Any other reasonable task the manager may deem as suitable for the role.

Professional Requirements


 Degree Educated in a relevant field

 Professional Qualification in Warehouse & Distribution Operations is advantageous

 5 years’ experience in a warehouse supervisory role

 Highly computer literate (Microsoft Office package)

 3 A levels (C or above)

 G.C.S.E’s (C or above in Maths and English)


 Personal Competencies

 Ability to work on own initiative with a pro-active strategic approach to challenges

 Confident commercial awareness and clear business acumen

 Ability to influence individuals and teams to achieve desired goals and objectives

 Manpower planning ability

 Delegation skills

 Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Effective Team player

 Ability to motivate and lead a team to achieve set goals

 Ability to take a systematic approach to daily operations

 Highly motivated and able to build close relationships internally and externally

 Customer and market orientated

 Systems focused


Scope: Will take full ownership and responsibility for the security, storage and internal distribution of products and ensuring that the planning function is managed efficiently and materials are available when required. Take a pro-active approach to the overall improvement and development of warehouse and planning practices.