Smiths Detection in Hemel Hempstead is seeking to recruit a Logistics Manager to join the company on permanent basis.
In this role, you will manage all physical flow (incoming / internal and outgoing) from the reception of parts or raw materials through to dispatching the finished product to the customer (for the site, company).
You will be responsible for the reliability of inventory records in SAP and the adherence to material handling, packaging and storage processes.
You will give direction to the external logistics and transportation activities to ensure customer demands are met in accordance with international regulations for transportation of raw materials and finished products.
Duties & Responsibilities
Management of the Site Stores / Dispatch areas, ensuring service flow levels to all customers are achieved and key team indicators are adhered to, this includes material flow into manufacturing based on lean Pull’ principles and not ’pushing’ materials into the factory
Comply with Health, Safety and Environmental protection regulations (in particular in handling waste)
Achievement of On Time Delivery (OTD) and inventory turns targets for Operations
Responsible for the delivery of the monthly financial plan for Freight spend, through effective logistics management
Manage material flow to all on-site production and repair areas, to include receipt, storage and dispatch (internal and external) of goods / parts
Manage material flow through stores / warehouse to dispatch
Liaise with trade compliance function to resolve any export blocks (on dispatch) and finance function to resolve any credit blocks (on dispatch) & whilst continually seeking to improve the process and eliminate these issues
Manage the annual inventory count process and ensure completion of weekly cycle counting
Identify current wasteful processes and activities, drive the improvement of material flow throughout the site
Lead the scheduling, management and follow up of supply chain, externalised transport in compliance with European and International regulations
Responsibility for ensuring the 3rd party logistics team operates in line with contractual requirements
Supervise service provider operations on a daily basis as well as monitoring transport and customs
Sort out transport disputes and manage incidents within their scope, monitor and record incidents and launch appropriate investigations and 8D analysis
Manage the short term load / capacity balance of resources by flexing where required across goods in, stores and dispatch
Engage with Supply Chain management team and Operations to develop and implement appropriate strategies to maximise material flow performance
Create a culture of continuous improvement throughout Stores / Dispatch team. Enable regular weekly 5S
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics.
We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain / Logistics or equivalent experience, DGSA qualified
Experience of SAP
Great people skills enabling them to drive the team
Experience of dangerous goods, radioactive materials movement
Familiar with HSE impacts relating to the function
Knowledge of the legal elements of transport
Basic knowledge of the purchasing process
Energetic, results oriented, driven individual
Self-motivated, pro-active, punctual, shows attention to detail, adaptable
Familiar with Lean problem solving tools (8D, statistical analysis), to eliminate waste