RFC Logistics Manager
As an RFC Logistics Manager at our Chester RFC at Euro Car Parts Group you are responsible for championing best in class Logistics and driving continuous improvement initiatives to achieve operational excellence.
Our values underpin everything that we do. You will drive these throughout the RFC to ensure safe ways of working are always maintained.
It is your responsibility to ensure that our colleagues are engaged and have the necessary tools and resources to deliver great customer service.
You will report to the Divisional Logistics Manager to create, develop and drive performance and operational standards which link to our organisation’s strategy and plan, and ultimately ensure that we deliver on our customer promise.
Drive a safety culture throughout the RFC by ensuring that the Logistics management team is accountable for health and safety compliance in line with all procedural and SSOW requirements, ensuring that these are reviewed at appropriate intervals for best in class health and safety
Raise awareness of health and safety compliance and consistently review these practices to continue to implement improvements to the working environment in the RFC
Create a customer focused mindset throughout the function, ensuring that the customer is at the heart of everything we do
Encourage collaborative working between the matrix structure to ensure we are maximising on the customer opportunity
Lead, coach and develop your teams to ensure that the management team have the skills and capabilities required to be leaders
Hold regular reviews with the management teams to strengthen engagement and support development.
Create a robust succession plan across the function, and ensure this is cascaded down to all our Colleagues
Act as a key member of the Logistics senior leadership team by actively demonstrating the standards, behaviours and values to drive team effectiveness across the business
Embrace the 1LKQ Programme wherever possible
Achieve operational excellence by ensuring that the RFC consistently meets its agreed service levels and standards
Help to shape the controls and measures that the RFC operation adheres to, such as by ensuring documented processes for all RFC operations and by holding structured team briefings, to ensure continued operational improvements
Ensure careful planning of all RFC operations to optimise cost effectiveness
Support the development of robust inventory processes to mitigate the risk of discrepancies and to build intelligent count routines targeting the products, locations and processes most at risk
Oversee RFC adherence in relation to transport legislation and Company vehicle procedures
Be proficient in route planning, achieving delivery on time and in full
Be proactive, own and govern root cause analysis, identifying and implementing proposed improvement solutions in a timely manner
Help deliver on and suggest new initiatives to improve RFC operations for the division, such as WMS implementation, KPI dashboards on all service and safety indicators
Work collaboratively with support functions to manage budgetary spend, including in relation to headcount, vans, consumables and equipment
Take ownership of financial performance of the RFC and develop the management team to drive efficiencies in this area
Implement initiatives to achieve the required payroll, head count, distribution and controllable contribution targets as agreed
Key skills and characteristics
Acting as an ambassador of our company values
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to influence at all levels
Experience in stakeholder management and consultation
Ability to work in a calm and effective manner in a fast-paced and pressurised environment
Experience and understanding of warehousing and logistics
Knowledge of change management and CI