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Logistics Manager









Company Description

MTrec are proudly representing one of the North East leading manufacturers. As they continue to grow our business, they are looking to recruit a Logistics Manager to join their extremely successful team.

The role is to manage all aspects of the Logistics function, including planning and stores.  This includes effectively managing all team members and ensuring that KPI’s for the business and department are achieved in a cost-efficient manner.

Job Specification

The Role

  • Provide strong leadership ensuring that day-to-day Logistics functions run smoothly and that all demands and KPI’s are achieved and well communicated
  • Management and development of team members to the level required to effectively support business needs including appraisals, training and development, communications, discipline, absence management, motivation, coaching and housekeeping
  • Manage all resources in labour, materials, stock, etc, to ensure most efficient running of the department
  • Set departmental objectives and strategy to continually improve the performance of the department to meet the demands of a 24/7 operation
  • Drive continuous improvement activities within areas of responsibility to deliver key objectives related to quality, volume, delivery cost and HSE
  • Work closely with other members of the senior management team to achieve site objectives
  • Provisions of reports, data and information as required on all areas of responsibility
  • Support and have active involvement in continuous improvement activities throughout the plant using root cause analysis and other problem solving / continuous improvement tools, i.e. Six Sigma, Lean, etc.
  • Compile and control the Logistics budget within agreed levels
  • Ensure export procedures and legal requirements are complied with

The Person

  • Proven experience gained in a fast moving, high volume manufacturing or automotive environment at a similar level
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of continuous improvement tools and techniques, foremost Kanban but also including 5S, 7W, SW, MIFA
  • Able to demonstrate previous management of a team at varying levels within a business
  • Previous experience of change management and its implementation
  • Understanding of Export procedures and legal requirements
  • Numerate with strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Able to work under pressure without supervision and on own initiative
  • Project management skills
  • Management Qualification
  • Six Sigma certification would be advantageous  
  • A strong leader with excellent influencing skills
  • A very good communicator with proven interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to coach others and foster a teamwork culture
  • The ability to use initiative and judgement to make decisions and solve problems that are sometimes complex

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