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Logistics Controller

Date: 21st March 2018
Location: Leeds
Department: Operations
Reporting to: Logistics Manager

Role
Responsible for the day to day control and smooth running of the inbound and outbound Logistics operation; maintaining compliance with all import and export procedures and documentation as well as setting and controlling KPI’s and performance management of appointed carriers and freight forwarding companies.

Key Responsibilities

Inbound

  • Manage and control inbound deliveries for two warehouses, working with both Warehouse and Purchasing to ensure optimal operational efficiencies and minimum disruption.
  • Manage and maintain all key shipping documentation, including invoices, load sheets etc., and update AX in a timely manner.
  • Manage imports of goods, as requested, in collaboration with Purchasing using various transportation methods to meet business requirements and in compliance will all import legislation and procedures.
  • Liaise with Warehouse Manager and Freight Forwarders to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of goods into the warehouse.
  • Ensure that AX is updated in a timely manner with accurate delivery dates, based on freight forwarders’ information.

Outbound

  • Using customer portals and online management tools to ensure on time, in full delivery of goods in compliance with customer requirements and SLA targets.
  • Ensure Best Practice/Costs are considered when appointing Freight Companies to carry out specific deliveries. This includes customer requirements for types of vehicles needed to be off loaded.
  • Liaise with transport companies to resolve any customer queries, obtaining POD’s for deliveries, lost parcels, insurance claims etc,.
  • Create and provide effective and regular monthly management information on service levels; investigate and analyse delivery patterns to ensure continuous improvement in delivery efficiencies to minimise logistics costs.
  • Provide support and any assistance required to colleagues within the Supply Chain Operations functions, including Purchasing, Service, Warehouse and cover for Customer Service.
  • Create and Maintain SOP’s for booking procedures and ensure that they are reviewed and maintained regularly, updating as required.
  • Undertake any training or development required to ensure up to date knowledge of logistics / export legislation, continued ability to carry out the requirements of the job role and general management development.

Key Supplier Account Management Responsibilities

  • Various Freight Forwarders / Transport Companies

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

Essential

  • Previous logistics / supplier / import / customer management experience
  • Previous experience of working with multiple transport providers
  • Previous experience of using ERP systems
  • Previous experience of import management with comprehensive knowledge & understanding of import procedures and documentation requirements
  • English and Maths qualifications to GCSE level
  • Strong IT skills – Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Good communicator with a high level of interpersonal & negotiation skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Organised & methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to make logical and evidence based decisions
  • Strong business understanding and commercial mind-set
  • Self motivated with the ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks, working under pressure and to deliver to deadlines

Desirable

  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics AX software
  • Purchasing experience and/or qualifications
  • Logistics / Export knowledge or experience

Job Details
✓ Permanent
✓ Full Time

If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending your CV along with a covering letter to jwalton@audio-technica.co.uk.