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Logistics Manager

Date:  10-May-2022
Location: 

WARWICK, United Kingdom

Type of work:  Hybrid

 

 

 

 

Logistics Manager

 

Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Warwick

 

The Company:

Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play .

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

 

 

Bridgestone EMIA

 

In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.

 

Job purpose

 

Playing an integral role in the Supply Chain Management team the Logistics Operation Managers  will lead the logistics activities for Bridgestone in UK & Ireland. To manage the logistics team to ensure superior service at optimal costs for Bridgestone’s customers and internal stakeholders.   

 

Main responsibilities

 

  • Manage all UK & IE logistics agreements & performance with service providers to ensure continual excellent performance at optimum cost.  Scope includes several warehouses across the geographical markets serving Replacement & Original Equipment customers.
  • Ensure all operational processes are in place and continually improved to meet customer needs.
  • Responsible for the planning, proposal, execution and adherence to logistics spend for UK & Ireland.
  • Prepare & analyse information relating to logistics activities in the region.  Oversee reconciliation of inventory discrepancies and additional costs incurred with team and logistics providers.  Conduct analysis and PDCA methodology on service levels and key metric performance.
  • Manage, coach & develop a small team of logistic coordinators responsible for day-to-day execution of logistics services.
  • Work closely with supply planning and customer service teams to ensure resource is in place to manage operational volumes and throughput.  Ensure robust communication channels are maintained for impacted stakeholders.
  • Lead the coordination of all necessary import and customs clearance activities, either directly or with customs clearance agents.  Ensure team members are working together to manage risks of demurrage, service failure, or other events impacting customer or financial performance.
  • Propose, construct, and implement opportunities for innovation and efficiency to the supply chain operation as a whole.
  • Lead and/or participate in supply chain projects with various stakeholders (logistics service providers customs agent, regional management team, internal teammates, etc.)

 

Capabilities

 

  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively across various parts of an organisation.  Strong ability to negotiate with service suppliers at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to cope with various and changing customer demands.
  • Highly numerate with ability to analyse and interpret data to improve operations.  Ability to synthesise and communicate outcomes of analysis clearly and effectively. 
  • Systems literate preferably with working knowledge of SAP, Warehouse Management Systems, Track & Trace tools.  Advanced XLS, SQL experience desired.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changes when job demands it.

 

Preferred Experience

 

  • Supply Chain or Business related Master’s degree. 
  • 5+ years of supply chain experience with progressing management roles.
  • Direct experience with service provider contract negotiation and operations.
  • Advanced XLS, SQL experience preferred.
  • Direct experience with business transformations and change management programmes. 
  • Experience working across functional teams and countries.  Experience with matrix organisations and managing functions across countries.
  • Working directly within automotive industry or similar

If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, join us at Bridgestone!

 

Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. Our HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.

 

Please don’t hesitate and apply at https://careers.bridgestone-emea.com/

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

You can learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

https://bridgestone-emia.com/

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Disclaimer

Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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