Yusen Logistics is working to become the world’s preferred supply chain logistics company. Our complete offer is designed to forge better connections between businesses, customers and communities – through innovative supply chain management, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution services. As a company we’re dedicated to a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring everyone who works with us is committed, connected and creative in making us the world’s preferred choice.
We are looking for an Inventory and Admin Supervisor in our Tilbrook site (MK7 8BN).
The position holder will support and improve the Yusen operations for a key client, conducting regular analysis of operational statistics including ABC analysis, productivity, KPI measures and financial performance against agreed budget to help identify and monitor continual improvement projects. The Supervisor will control areas such as contract financial data, operational IT developments, quality fulfilment and improvement projects. The position holder will provide operational support during periods of holiday, absence and high volumes.
The role will offer a salary range of £27-29K.
1. Operational Leadership
a. Develop a high performing Admin, Inventory and Returns team through SMART objective setting, review and coaching
b. Provide operational support for Admin, Inventory and Returns functions, and the Operations Team
c. Regular review of stock holding locations and warehouse layout using ABC analysis.
d. Review of warehouse stock holding capacity in light of changes in customer stock profile
2. Financial / Commercial
a. Data analysis to support operation/reporting developments
3. Reporting / Customer liaison
a. Ensure all weekly/monthly finance reports are completed accurately and to meet deadlines.
b. Capture and control of KPI data for inclusion in monthly operational reports and provide guidance and feedback to the operation.
c. Contribute to customer operational review meetings.
4. Continuous Improvement
a. Champion KAIZEN activities to identify and implement 5s principles and continuous improvement initiatives.
b. Identification, monitoring and reporting of cost saving initiatives and improvements.
c. Control of operational IT process improvements, raising, tracking and ensuring completion of IT RFWs.
d. Contribute to customer IT review meetings and liaison with the customer and IT representatives on all IT issues.
a. Lead team to deliver all legislative and process requirements including Health and Safety and audit programmes
• Knowledge of warehouse operations
• Strong analytical skills
• Knowledge and operational experience of WMi AS400
• Knowledge of logistics analysis
• Awareness of KAIZEN principles
• Experience in managing a team of direct reports
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
• Demonstrable financial awareness
• PC literate with advanced knowledge of Excel, and user knowledge of Word, Access, Windows and Outlook
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
Yusen Logistics is an equal opportunities employer, who encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of their personal circumstances. We make our recruiting decisions solely based on the skillset and experience. Diversity allows us to create an inclusive environment, where our employees can strive and grow their potential.