Articulated Fleet & Third Party Logistics Manager – Baltic Recruitment Limited – Hartlepool

Baltic Recruitment Limited

Baltic Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Permanent Articulated Fleet & Third Party Logistics Manager based at our client’s head office in Hartlepool and with Vehicles and Contractors also operating out of Jarrow, Elvington, Immingham, Kingsbury, Atherstone, Bedford and Grays. Responsible for the company’s inbound logistics and outbound articulated fleet.
Initially a standalone role managing 13 drivers, 8 vehicles and up to 12 third party loads per day, but with the potential to grow the department and build a team.
Reporting to and working with the Operations Director and the Senior Leadership Team (Operational Board) to realize the key priorities of the Strategic Mission, offering structure, guidance, and advice to deliver agreed outputs and outcomes.
You will need to have the ability to lead and drive organisation change, control, and reduce costs and support the development of significant efficiency improvements, with the authority to use initiative and expected to explore, investigate and submit business-case proposals for management decisions.
Articulated Fleet & Third Party Logistics Manager Main Duties & Responsibilities:
To provide leadership and management for the Artic fleet and third party logistics
To provide oversight and management of governance and compliance over the full range of Artic fleet and third-party logistics
To lead and drive the development and implementation of logistics strategy
To ensure optimisation of People, Supply Chain, Logistics, Fleet, delivering successful OKRs in all relevant areas
To oversee the Company’s Artic fleet including operator compliance, maintenance, and warranty requirements
To exhibit a culture of team working and collaboration with all departments
To uphold the Company values and lead relevant strategic objectives with all internal and external partners
To exemplify a positive approach to the role, developing team working and multiple stakeholder engagement where necessary
To engage across the workforce, supporting the improved performance of all drivers and encouraging the retention of good drivers
To work with the Operations Director and Financial Controller in overseeing and managing the Artic fleet and third party logistics budget, including income and expenditure plans
To present fully costed business plans to support all extensions of existing Artic fleet and third party logistics business and new ventures
To assist in embedding a commercial, service-focused approach to all business processes
To ensure the business is furnished with timely and appropriate reports
Daily inter-departmental liaison with Sales, Supplies and Operations to ensure Artic functions are operated as efficiently as possible and that the companies and customers’ needs are met
Daily management of internal drivers, vehicles and external carriers ensuring compliance to company policies
Create and implement best practice logistics principles, policies, and processes across the organisation to improve Operational and Financial performance
Negotiate rates and contracts with 3rd Party logistics providers
Advise Sales on the costs of jobs, including 3rd party and replacement haulage rates
Select carriers/suppliers and monitor service against performance criteria
Continuous monitoring and regular reporting
Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, shift patterns 3rd party utilisations and report results to directors
Assess and make recommendations for logistics processes in potential new locations and advise of cost implications and efficiency
Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities
Interpret trends, analyse and review data
Provide meaningful logistics data to others in the organisation to aid customer service and cost improvements
Articulated Fleet & Third Party Logistics Manager Applicants:
CPC Qualification (Essential)
Proven experience in a driver/vehicle management role
Knowledge of HGV driver regulations including Working Time Directive
Experience and knowledge of Microsoft office package especially Excel
Knowledge of UK wide regional distribution (Desirable)
Experience of using Visit or relevant computerised routing system
Excellent organisation skills
Commercially minded ability to critically think through the costs of different options
Enthusiastic, diplomatic, and calm under pressure
A proven track record of strong working relationships with colleagues and external contacts
A positive and proactive attitude to manage a high volume of work
Flexible, with a can-do attitude
Company Benefits:
Pension: Company pension scheme
Benefits: Death in service; health cash plan; annual discretionary bonus, plus, BUPA PMI after 1 years’ service
Salary is £32,000, plus 25 days holiday + statutory bank holidays. Working Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 5.30pm – 1 hour unpaid lunch. Aligned to the seasonal working hours: 1st Dec to 31st Mar (08:00am to 17:30pm – Apr & Nov 08:30am to 17:30 and 1st May to 31st Oct 08:30am to 17:10pm.
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