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Logistics Director

Job Title: Logistics Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89757
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.38117.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 14, 2012 15:28

Job Description

This international retailer is recruiting for a dynamic and driven Logistics Director to lead the UK logistics and operations. You will be required to lead the UK logistics and operations team in to drive KPIs and reduce costs in the end to end Supply Chain, which involves managing shipment and delivery of orders from across the world. You will be accountable for: * Managing the IS freight supplier strategy and supplier management, enforce standard operating procedures and KPIs * Ensure documentation, non conformance and claims issues are resolved * Managing shipping carriers, volume forecasts, vessel space and stock in transit visibility * Establishing and managing compliance standard operating procedures * Leading and developing your team * Handle ad-hoc and special projects To be successful you will: * Have strong, strategic relationships with key freight suppliers * Ensure solutions on first time delivery of cargo into designated countries are delivered * Ensure freight forwarders provide the business with timely and accurate data of visibility on shipments * Have the ability to forecast volumes, manage space and visibility to ship over key ports and manage the carriers accordingly * Have knowledge of standard operating procedures and ensure supplier manuals and service level reports are properly followed at origin * Ensure that all queries are handled on time To be considered for this role you must have comprehensive experience in logistics, supply chain and operations with a track record of working in a face-paced, multinational organization. Strong people management skills and the ability to think strategically yet be hands-on when required are essential.