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Interim Third Party Logistics Manager

Interim Third Party Logistics Manager

  • Location

    Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £350 per day

  • Contact:

    Jamie Mackinlay

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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One of the UKs most recognizable brands has an urgent requirement for an Interim 3PL Contract Manager with third party retail experience to join their supply chain.

This is a 12-month interim contract offering up to £350 p/d for a candidate to split their time between Dunstable and working from home.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for the contractual relationship & Operational Performance with our 3rd Party Logistics Providers
  • KPI monitoring and management (daily, weekly, periodically)
  • Financial performance and budget delivery via management of discretionary operational spend (i.e. delivery frequency, partner specific/geographical delivery requirements)
  • Accountable for implementation of continuous improvement and E4G initiatives across the client and the 3PL provider including briefing relevant stakeholders, clear and concise communication, and effective change management
  • Brief Central Operations team on key activities via Ops Planning Calendar. Work to key milestones to deliver change with minimal operational impact
  • Manage seasonal 'peak' planning with 3PL ensuring effective resource plans and route/cycle amendments are in place
  • Manage 3PL Customer Service performance and identify opportunities to reduce incoming call traffic
  • Manage Waste Collection supplier performance and manage operational delays/ challenges whilst minimizing impact to stores
  • Reduce store driven delivery failures by identifying route cause and coaching stores
  • Accountable for the relevant 3PL problem escalation and resolution
  • Accountable for all Supply Chain communication between the client and the relevant 3PL provider

Essential Skills:

  • 1-2 years Supply Chain experience
  • 3PL/Contract management
  • Budget management :
  • Supply Chain management
  • Retail operations

Desirable Skills:

  • Depot and Logistics experience
  • Experience of large-scale Retail operations
  • Effective team management
  • Continuous improvement/project management

This is an urgent requirement so if it is of interest please apply immediately and contact to find out more.