Reference : 567762

Logistics Manager

  • Supply Chain
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 05/08/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Logistics Manager opportunity working for LECA UK based in Chester.


How will you support us?


As a Logistics Manager you will be managing material forecasts, shipment, logs, storage and stock levels. Identify, maintain and upgrade shipping contract type to obtain best service level and cost. Assessment and monitoring of port storage location and geographic to optimize cost and service levels.


You will manage external UK haulage, regularly reviewing and maintaining best solutions for varied supply to ongoing customers. You will check and ensure material conformity of incoming goods, provide good customer and service provider relations and keep minimal costs at all times.


In the role as a Logistic Manager you will;


  • Manage stock locations, set port procedures and regularly meet with port management to review port performance.

  • Check stock and maintain adequate stock levels at all times with accurate stock records.

  • Investigate alternative ports for both temporary and permanent.

  • Collate and analyse forecast of material requirement based on sales forecast and issue import forecast requirement to the LECA International Operations Director for production levels.

  • Manage and maintain shipping contract with Agents to ensure cost efficient.

  • Arrange shipment for the UK as and when necessary from the supplying kilns i.e. Denmark, Portugal, and Norway.


What kind of person are we looking for?


First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?


In order to be successful in this role as a Logistics Manager, you must have;


  • Logistics experience with ideally a recognised qualification in Logistics.

  • In depth knowledge and experience of the sea freight market to include shipping and haulage.

  • Knowledge of ERP systems, ideally NAVISION ERP systems and improvement experience.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel.

  • Proven negotiation skills to make commercially viable decisions in freight proposals.

  • Developed communication skills to enable concise logistical advice and instruction to both the business colleagues and receiving customers.


Who are Saint-Gobain?


Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.


You are applying to work with LECA this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?


At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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