UK Logistics Manager (R7698)
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UK Logistics Manager (R7698)

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What do we have to offer?

An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?

About ForFarmers

#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the  United Kingdom
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam

Overview

Hours
37,5
Employment
Fulltime
Category
Logistics
Location
Not a fixed location (United Kingdom)

Job Title:        UK Logistics Manager

Location:        Shepshed

Contract:        Permanent

Hours:            Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Reporting to: UK Operations Director                   

Job Req:        R7698

Your role

You will take the overall lead for all UK Logistics Strategy, O License & Logistics Compliance, with accountability for ensuring the UK is legally compliant and that there is a defined, clear and progressive strategy to complement the operational and business requirements.

You will drive a culture of continuous improvement across the UK business to continually enhance and evolve an effective management system that complements the Logistics focus. Reporting into the UK Operations Director, you will liaise with all relevant key stakeholders within the UK team, including Site Ops Managers, Transport Mangers and teams to ensure the UK Logistics strategy is fully embedded and supported at a local level, with full engagement and support provided where required to add value. Local accountability for all

Compliance matters will remain with the site Transport Manager’s with the UK Logistics Manager establishing a clear strategy, framework and the support to deliver on all key business objectives. With this being a UK role frequent travel and overnight stays will be required.

Your responsibilities

Manage, develop & improve the overall UK Logistics Management including;

  • Develop, maintain and continually improve the UK Logistics Management systems for compliance and the day to day operation, setting the framework, policy, procedures and standards that all sites are required to adhere to
  • Create and own the Logistics Strategy for the UK, clear roadmap with key milestones with a clear focus on Compliance, Continuous Improvement, Standardization and the Delivery to ensure we stay on track
  • Provide required updates and business reports to ensure all legal and Corporate governance requirements are met to the UKMT
  • Continuously improve processes and procedures to deliver improvements in standards with reductions in overall Logistics Complaints, audit all related non-conformances and support sites where required
  • Take the lead in driving the cultural change required to provide the required level of focus and ownership to ensure Compliance is always at the forefront
  • Review and own the development of Logistics overall that supports the Future of Farming, providing a clear strategy and evolution to continue to deliver a high level service to our customers in the most cost effective means.
  • Working closely with your S&OP team to evolve and continue being a key part in the seasonality planning and UK Forecasting process, identifying ways to enhance and drive efficiency throughout
  • Review and align fleet requirements based on demand, proactively manage the fleet to compliment seasonal requirements or vehicle disposals  

Advise and support site teams in all aspects of Fleet Management, compliance, workshops, S&OP and Logistics

Fleet Admin

  • Define & implement process, organisation, systems and controls to enable centralisation of commercial fleet administration and compliance
  • Define fleet administration and compliance balance of tasks to be executed centrally vs locally
  • Review and provide recommendations on initiative solutions or opportunities to evolve our overall Logistics model
  • Manage ongoing day-to-day fleet management including, but not limited to O licensing, vehicle taxation, maintaining vehicle database, vehicle licensing, driver licensing, insurance & accident administration
  • Ensure new fleet PDI planning, checks and rectification (including vehicle specifications when tendering)

Compliance

  • Provide centre of expertise relating to O licence compliance
  • Provide ongoing compliance checks. Work with internal and external bodies to provide fleet administration & compliance assurance and verification
  • Provide analysis including of; tachos, driver performance, accidents

Workshops

  • Implement and manage workshop SLAs and Safe Contractor
  • Define & implement process, organisation, systems and controls for Workshop Management
  • Define workshop management balance of tasks to be executed centrally vs locally
  • Develop escalation and issue resolution process
  • Ensure relationships are built with workshops supported by performance management/KPIs
  • Ensure tight control of cost, service and the P2P process

Finance & Commercial

  • Fleet cost management and reconciliations
  • Maintain professional networks to provide market insights

Continuous improvement & Change

  • Identification & adoption of new technology
  • Identify & deliver efficiencies and strategic change
  • Develop strategic supplier relationships

Sales & Operations Planning

  • UK forecasting with commercial and site engagement
  • Site Premix & Raw Material support
  • Game forecasting and coordination
  • Seasonality planning

Logistics

  • Review systems & processes, working with the local teams to evolve & standardise
  • New technologies – identify and recommend
  • Fleet – site vehicle profiles, compatibility challenges and proactively support reducing VOR impact
  • Working closely with sites & key stakeholders to drive continuous improvements
  • Support compliance, process & procedure reviews. Including involvement with internal & external audits 
  • Logistics complaints – Work closely and support sites proactively to reduce YOY

Your profile

Essential:

  • Valid CPC
  • Experience of external audits
  • The ability to work accurately and professionally under pressure
  • Highly level of motivation, with exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills and an affinity for relationship management to build trust and optimise performance
  • Strong influencing skills at all levels
  • Advanced IT knowledge - Excel / Powerpoint
  • Analytical Skills
  • An ability to receive and provide constructive feedback, as well as a desire to be coached for optimum performance
  • Strong task/project management
  • Ability to operate with autonomy within an agreed accountability framework
  • Willingness to ‘make it happen’ and continually challenge the status quo

Benefits 

  • Employee Assistance Programme (offering support on a range of topics). 
  • No two days are the same offering variety in your role. 
  • Options to enhance your pension after 12 months service (increased employer contributions). 
  • Opportunities to grow personally and develop within the business 
  • Cycle to work scheme. 
  • B&Q Trade card offering 10% discounts in-store and online. 
  • And much more! 

About ForFarmers

Do you ever stop to wonder where your Sunday morning poached egg came from? Or the milk in your cafè latte? Or what about the sausage and bacon served with full English? It will come as no surprise to you that the animals which produce these products need to eat themselves too. And that’s where ForFarmers comes into the equation. 

ForFarmers produces feed for cattle, pigs and poultry in both conventional and organic livestock farming. And that probably sounds a great deal simpler than it actually is. Make no mistake: an awful lot of knowledge, research and innovation has gone into one of those seemingly simple-looking chunks of animal feed. And these are the kind of things we, as a company, invest a great deal in. 

Proud values:

PASSIONATE

Working for ForFarmers is more than a job; it's a passion. The farming business is what makes us tick. We do everything we can to future-proof the sector, and this ambition shines through in our behaviour and our way of working. We push back boundaries and go the extra mile for our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

RESPONSIBLE

Our actions have an impact. We help farmers work in a sustainable way so that together we can safeguard the continuity of the farming business. The same principle applies to our day-to-day operations: we take good care of our customers and other stakeholders, and always aim for the best, most efficient and most sustainable result.

OPEN-MINDED

Keeping an open mind enables us to support farmers in the rapidly changing agricultural sector. We are able to adapt to the needs and working methods of the industry and are always on the lookout for new opportunities. We are clear about our intentions and expectations and prefer to listen than to speak.

UNITED

Addressing the challenges with which the agricultural industry is faced requires a joint effort and mutual trust. We join forces with colleagues and customers and work as one team towards our shared goals. In many cases we take the lead but we are also able to follow if that produces better results.

DELIVERING

We have a natural ambition to get things done, regardless of how difficult the job is. We do what we say and say what we do. We are respectful, honest and direct at all times. It is the sign of a ForFarmers employee.

Applications

We value diversity in our workplace and welcome enquiries from everyone.

To apply for this position please see our website Vacancies | Working at ForFarmers

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