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Logistics Operations Manager
Supply Chain
Job Type:
Edinburgh, Mid & East Lothian
Exact Salary:
£competitive + car + benefits
Date Posted:
18-Sep-2019 10:17 AM
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Amazing opportunity for an experienced Senior Logistics professional to join a highly successful growing manufacturing client based in Edinburgh.

This is a key role with a significant project to undertake which is already underway and expected to run for a number of years. The successful candidate will ultimately lead the logistics function and be involved in the setup of new depots.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the distribution and transportation of goods to the consumer whilst creating and implementing best practise logistics vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to improve operational performance.

  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, transportation companies and customers.

  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements.

  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports or customer issues.

  • Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or carriers and report accordingly.

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities.


  • Demonstrable logistics/distribution experience in a senior management role with excellent knowledge in logistical regulations (import/export and custom regs).

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to analyse technical and complex data.

  • Strong IT skills, confident on all Microsoft Office packages and ERP systems.

  • Knowledge of lean techniques and the ability to drive continuous improvement.

This role requires extensive travel throughout the UK.

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