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Interim Logistics Manager Ref: PHS9070

Leading Discount Sports and Leisure Mail Order Company

Reporting to: Operations Director/Managing Director, responsible for a total staff of 160+ (consisting of 100 core and 60 temp); with 5 supervisors reporting direct (9 team leaders)
  1. Project/Position Aim
    Overall responsibility for day to day planning of tasks/priorities and resources within logistics and monitoring progress daily accordingly in conjunction with Operations Director, Managing Director and Personnel Manager, with a view to -
    • Re-affirming/proposing amendments to planned supervisory/reporting structures, and shift pattern change for logistics going forward, to best utilise business assets and achieve service levels with maximum efficiency/minimum cost.
    • To implement changes to logistics culture and structure which will deliver planned business growth over the next few years.
The project will need to cover in detail:
  1. Current Handling of Stock
    Review how we book stock into the system how/where/why we store it, pick, pack and despatch, and also catalogue changeovers:
    - reducing stock movements
    - reducing stock losses
    - reduce cost of handling stock
    - implement efficiencies into the main business to offer 24hr despatch service to the customer KPI's etc.

  2. Review of Current Logistics Team and Structure
    Review of current management team, as individuals and current management structure and propose any changes in structure to achieve project aims:
    - Warehouse and stock control strengths and weaknesses of each department and individual
    - Their potential to develop or not
    - Propose recommendations for the future management structure/reporting/communication
    - Proposal for the future management development - training etc.
    - Review shift patterns, efficient use of all of the warehousing between 7am - 10pm

  3. Building and Equipment
    - Review storage/equipment used
    - FLT's etc.
    - Review of warehousing in use at present
Candidate requirements:
  1. Essential Qualities
    • Very strong personality, 'large character', assertive, positive manager, driven to achieve, very focused on project aims.
    • Excellent communicator/listener, with hands on 'see it and do it yourself' style.
    • From initial broad objectives, able to quickly assess what is required and implemented. Ability to implement changes to procedures and culture.

  2. Experience
    • Management of teams, warehouse/logistics important but management experience is key.
    • Stock management/mail order is less important than common sense/intelligence.
    • Experience of change culture management

Location: Herefordshire

Duration: 4 - 6 months

Start date: 1st of November

Daily Rate: £350 - £450 plus expenses

Logistics Manager

If you are suitable, available and an interim manager registered with us, please email me:

  1. A short synopsis of yourself (assignment targeted profile and bullet points of relevant experience, 10 to 20 lines)
  2. An up to date CV
  3. Minimum daily rate
  4. Contact details of two referees