Logistics Manager

Organisation
Frugi
Reference
VAC-4885
Sector
Engineering, Manufacturing & Processing
Location
Helston,Cornwall
Salary Details
Negotiable
Hours of work
37.5 per week
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
31/12/2020
To organise the storage and distribution of goods from our suppliers through to end consumers; transportation, stock control band accuracy, warehousing (UK and International) and developing the businesses Market Place.

Job Description

You’ll have a strong background in delivering successful logistical operations both in the UK and internationally, ideally within Retail, Wholesale & Digital Commerce sectors, from a budget value of £10 million + per annum.

You’ll have strong leadership skills and be able to manage a team, as well as build successful working partnerships with 3PL partners. You will be the central point for all logistics operations, brimming with ideas to continue to improve our efficiency, pathways and activities, while ensuring the right products are delivered to the right location on time and in full (OTIF).  You’ll be computer literate and super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

Your Role in a Nutshell

Your role as a Logistics Manager is to organise the storage and distribution of goods from our suppliers through to end consumers i.e.: B2B and B2C customers. This will incorporate international shipping modes through to negotiating and overseeing final mile deliveries. You will ensure that the right products are delivered to the right location on time and in full (OTIF) and at the budgeted cost. You will also be responsible for transportation, stock control band accuracy, warehousing (UK and International) and monitoring the flow of goods from our overseas suppliers and into potential new international markets. Developing the businesses Market Place response will be a key requirement.

Your Key Responsibilities

Operational Development

  • The central point of contact for Logistics operations for all Frugi operations in the UK and abroad.
  • Optimise distribution centre efficiency for operational capacity and service at both in house and 3PL level.
  • Coordinate and track the worldwide movement of goods through the logistics chain including sea, air and land ensuring OTIF within budget.
  • Own and organise the logistics chain, including storage of goods, managing information accrued from point of origin to delivery, orchestrating transportation movements, and arranging for ancillary services when required.
  • Execute logistics plans and subcontractors to move products and packages to reach destinations on schedule.
  • Review freight rates and other transportation / warehouse costs to keep working costs within budget.
  • Identify best practices within the logistics network that can be implemented in the wider supply chain.
  • Look to reduce our carbon footprint as we develop our logistics chain.
  • Set and report to budgets for the Logistics functions and KPIs for the supply chain.
  • Lead and manage a team.

Planning and Negotiating

  • Implementing and operating IT systems to manage timings, costs and stock levels: including WMS.
  • Establish and implement procedures, documentation and policies to ensure logistics issues are handled swiftly and cost effectively.
  • Analysing data to assess performance, discover logistical problems and devise plans for improvements.
  • Lead commercial reviews and negotiations with 3PL suppliers.
  • Scoping new solutions and potential partners and negotiating these partnerships to deliver platforms for growth.

Essential skills

  • You will have a proven track record of delivering successful Logistical operations, ideally working in Retail, Wholesale & Digital Commerce sectors in the last 5 years.
  • You will have led and delivered Logistics operations from a budget value of £10 million + per annum.
  • You will have lead teams of up to 80 direct heads and managed multiple 3PL partners including sourcing, negotiating, and exiting partnerships.
  • You will have experience of sourcing and opening international consolidation and distribution centres at either 3PL or Market place drop ship models / FBA.
  • You will have experience of developing and managing relationships with international logistics suppliers.
  • You will have strong logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • It is essential that you can time manage with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • You’ll have advanced Data analysis skills, including MS Excel skills and WMS experience.
  • You will be data driven, with strong analytical skills.
  • You’ll have excellent people skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the business.
  • As a skilled leader you’ll be adept at managing a teams and workflows across multiple locations.
  • You’ll have an in-depth knowledge of the entire logistics function.
  • You’ll have a passion for the detail, with the ability to explain them in layman’s terms.
  • You will demonstrate drive, energy and resilience to work in an agile environment.
  • You will be able to work consistently whilst under pressure in a busy environment, ensuring deadlines are always met.
  • You must be organised, self-motivated, determined, outcome and results focussed.
  • Certification in International Supply Chain / Logistics Management or equivalent is desirable.

What’s in it for you?

  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract.
  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary, depending on your skills and experience.
  • We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
  • We offer fabulous career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
  • If we have a good year, we’ll share our profits with the team.
  • To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
  • We’ll give you a whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
  • We’ll invite you to take part in our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
  • We hold regular team events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
  • We offer a dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.

 

Company Description

Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.

We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.

In 2019 we partnered with TotsBots with whom we share the same values and principles around ethics and sustainability. Through this partnership we are able to bring the Frugi, TotsBots and Bloom & Nora brands together, expanding our product offering and our team.

We have been awarded 3 Queens Awards, been earmarked by both the Best Companies 'Ones to Watch' list and The Sunday Times Fast Track 'Ones to Watch' list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards for 3 consecutive years, expanded to more than 100 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £720k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).

We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it…

Other Application Details

To make an application:

Please click APPLY now and send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team. Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!

Closing date: 31st December 2020. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.

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