Warehouse Planning & Optimisation Manager

Recruiter
Wincanton Logistics
Location
Wigan, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jun 2019
Closes
26 Jun 2019
Ref
1178919105
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Overview
An experienced Warehouse Planning & Optimisation Manager is required in order to lead and grow Wincanton's and KraftHeinz business. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a key strategic customer, and support in establishing a talented optimisation team, involving all aspects of inbound, outbound, export and repack.

Reporting to the Contract General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivering a safe, efficient and successful operation, whilst engaging with the management team to delivering an optimal plan considering cost and customer service across both organisations.

The successful candidate will have experience in an FMCG environment, an ability to maximise planning to increase the performance, efficiency and optimisation of the warehouse to ensure that a comprehensive and proactive service is provided to both internal and external customers.

This role requires a natural leader, someone who has an ability to engage with all stakeholders and an ability to successfully implement change. This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with the leadership team to develop a successful ONE Team engaging culture.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop an optimised plan across varying scenarios
  • Accountable for solution generation within the supply chain incorporating both organisations
  • Identifying best practices within FMCG warehousing and repack
  • Delivering an overall operational plan
  • Accountability of the end to end process map
  • Key decision maker in deciding volume split and stock holding between both organisational plants
  • Generating playbook KPIs weekly, monthly, quarterly
  • Developing further operational KPIs to drive performance uplifts
  • Scenario building / What-if calculations enhancing cost models on the way
  • Coordinating with the execution team on the demand greater than capacity

Ideal Candidate
  • Experience in SAP, WMS, Microsoft and have exceptional IT & analytical skills to drive performance
  • A track record in delivering innovative performance improvements and operational excellence
  • Strong experience of manufacturing logistics / supply chain with varying levels of complexity
  • An ability to react to customer demands by providing project solutions in a fast-paced environment with minimal operational impact
  • Excellent commercial acumen - understands dynamics of cost and service that is focused on internal and external customers
  • Agile approach to strategy and planning with a proven experience of adapting operational plans to changing customer requirements
  • Has worked within Continuous Improvement programmes and can demonstrate an appreciation of key methodologies and approaches
  • Execute a 'positive customer experience' at all times.
  • Manage all change projects successfully and be able to continually review how changes may give benefits to both organisation
  • An ability to value stream map, and identify route cause via analysis to understand issues and create preventative measures and improve performance

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. These are just some of the reasons which make Wincanton a great place to work!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.

About Us:

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is "to make our customers business's better, every day."

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That's why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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