Logistics Manager / Supplier Relationship Manager




Building & Engineering, General & Other, Office Management, Office Support, Other, Other


£45,000 to £50,000 Per Annum


+ Bens


Central London

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LinkPoint specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Retail and Logistics sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Logistics Manager who will drive business value for the business by leading logistics initiatives and projects; leveraging expertise through close partnerships within Global Logistics Infrastructure and across our Geography and global organizations.

Logistics Manager’s Core Duties

  • Partner with Global, Geography and Affiliate teams and leaders to develop, align and deploy SRM and logistics initiatives and projects
  • Support development and communication of business cases to gain approval on SRM and logistics initiatives and projects
  • Drive continuous improvement across program, project and process assignments
  • Act as knowledge base/expert for logistics SRM processes, standards and best practices
  • Manage Suppliers (relationship development, performance management, business reviews)
  • Utilize business, supply chain, SRM expertise to mature the SRM program and logistics initiatives/projects with internal/external business partners
  • Lead cross-functional global projects and change initiatives by developing, coaching and leading (virtual) project teams
  • Develop and execute project plans leveraging project management tools and methods
  • Build and manage transition plans to ensure all stakeholders are prepared for business changes (eg. Roles and responsibilities, processes, tools, systems)

Logistics Manager’s Skills required

  • Flexibility (with high tolerance for ambiguity) to successfully develop and deploy projects
  • Skilfully lead large and diverse team meetings to consensus (face-to-face, phone and video conference)
  • Internal and external networking skills
  • High proficiency using desktop tools for communication and analysis, including PowerPoint, Word and particularly Excel

Logistics Manager’s Key Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business or other related area, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of Supplier Relationship Management experience
  • 5+ years developing and deploying global initiatives and projects in a matrixed organization
  • Applied experience of Project management methodologies and best practices
  • Experience in running cross-cultural, cross-functional and virtual teams
  • Proven record of accomplishment in leading results oriented teams in high pressure, high profile, time sensitive assignments