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Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager required to join a FMCG manufacturing company in Sevenoaks / Kent. Permanent role paying circa £45K-£55k (scope to go to £60K) with great benefits and hybrid 3 / 2 work pattern

The Logistics Manager joins a respected FMCG manufacturing organisation and is responsible for the commercial management of 3PL Logistics providers, stock, inventory and the leadership of a small team.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Head Office Logistics function
  • Main point of contact for multiple 3PL partners
  • Lead Logistics team meetings
  • Chair meetings with Customer Services and Stock Control colleagues
  • Build and develop Operating KPIs and SLAs for Stock, Inventory, and Logistics etc.
  • Identify and implement new processes and procedures to support growing sales volumes
  • Proactively resolve supply issues in a proactive manner
  • Budget management for 3Pl partners
  • Daily management of the Third Party, 3PL, Logistics Provider
  • Responsible for the accuracy of Master Data and Product information

Who we are looking for:

Based within an office environment this role is ideally suited to ambitious Logistics professionals who have a proven track record of managing 3Pl providers and offsite inventory across multiple countries within the EU / EMEA region.

Suitable applicants will possess existing Logistics skills gained within the FMCG or similar fast moving, high volume / low value sectors.

Unfortunately applicants with experience gained solely within 3Pls, parcel / courier / construction companies are not suitable.

  • Demonstrable managing of outsourced 3PL Logistics providers in a fast moving manufacturing business
  • Your CV will demonstrate your success of maximising sales and reducing Logistics costs
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Industry specific qualifications such as CILT / MILT / APICs is beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of Import, Export, Customs, Inco Terms etc
  • Possess intermediate / advanced Excel and Power point skills
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis
  • Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted


What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £45k to £55K, scope to go to £60K with benefits. Bonus, Life & Medical Insurance, Pension

Hybrid work pattern: Typically 3 days in the office / 2 at home.

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Supply Chain Analyst

Supply Chain Analyst required to join our client, a global company, on a permanent basis. Fully remote role with offices in multiple UK locations. Salary in the region of £30 - 40K with benefits including a bonus.

The Supply Chain Analyst joins the Thames Valley Based Centre of Excellence Function, within the Inventory Team to support global Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement projects. Within this complex role you will provide Inventory support to multiple countries for a large portfolio of SKUs.

Responsible for managing Inbound Inventory and maximising On Time In Full (OTIF) the Supply Chain Analyst will ensure supplier performance by: Managing exceptions, supplier scorecards and PO’s for business critical customer orders.

What you will do:

  • Working in a highly cross function manner you will interact with Suppliers, Demand Planners, Procurement, Operations, Logistics, Sales and Marketing. Utilising your strong supply chain knowledge, advanced IT systems usage and general business acumen to drive the supply chain performance and success of the overall business. 
  • Identify, solve and reduce supply chain issues using data mining
  • Prepare Power BI supply chain reports for the board of directors
  • Support multiple, global supply chain projects across the end to end function
  • Reduce manual low / non value added forecasting by automating data scrapes and exception reporting
  • Analyse Logistics performance, identify ways to improve OTIF performance and increase CS ratings
  • Support business units to solve stock issues, implement new inventory management processes and procedures
  • Drive automation through CI and workstream planning
  • Generally seek to reduce outdated, manual ways of working and help to modernise the overall supply chain


Who we are looking for:

  • Strong Supply Chain Knowledge and Advanced Excel and IT skills are essential
  • Ideally suited to jobseekers with industry Specific Supply Chain, Logistics or Purchasing Degrees
  • Qualifications such as APICs or CIPS is advantageous
  • Demonstrable understanding of: Demand Planning, Logistics, Imports, Stock, Inventory etc.
  • Highly IT literate: Advanced Excel, Power BI, ERP systems etc
  • Excellent analytical skills: Big Data, Mining of Data Pools
  • Able to take historical data and turn it into supply chain presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You MUST be able to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite /long term basis with no restrictions
  • Be currently residing in the UK, overseas applicants will not be considered

What’s on offer:

A generous benefits package including bonus

Full remote / Hybrid work policy. Offices in London, Thames Valley, Derby

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