Inplant Logistics Planner

Location Birmingham
Job type: Contract
Salary: £31.09p/h Umbrella
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email: jcowan@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 39608
Published: 29 days ago
Duration: 6 months
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • This is initially a short term Logistics Engineering Solution Design Specialist role, covering the early concept phases of a potentially large scale logistics project.

  • We are looking for a proven Logistics Engineer or planner, with broad knowledge of logistic engineering solutions, processes, systems and equipment and latest market trends.

  • Covering, but not limited to; In-plant logistics processes, lineside delivery methods, storage media, kitting strategies, AGVs and handling equipment.

  • Knowledge and experience of supporting requirements gathering, solution and layout designs, business case creation, right through to delivery and final project completion.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the robust programme delivery and strategy execution to support a flawless programme launch

  • Collaborate with cross-functional colleagues on the development of logistics requirements and material flow strategies, ensuring that the company are adopting Best in Class Logistics solutions for new vehicle programmes.

  • Drive the development of cost submissions for programmes investment, marketplace space etc.

  • Design and improve processes of moving material throughout the factory and warehouse including lineside material presentation, warehouse design/ optimisation, development of lean logistics solutions.

  • Create/Influence efficient line side, kitting zone and warehouse layouts.

  • Use benchmarking and other research methods to identify potential opportunities for the latest technology and methodologies to drive Best in Class solutions

  • Contribute to the development of layout plans for decks, market place and lineside in support of changes in model, volume, shift patterns

  • You will have to establish business requirement / engage with stakeholders and customers alike and present sound logistics engineering solutions.

  • These will require elements of finance justification and once approved you will lead the end result through to delivery, where relevant.

  • Thus, you will need to be proactive in your approach and develop relationships with a number of internal and external stakeholders to drive the end result, in line with company Creator's Code.

  • These projects will include all aspects of Sustainability and Health & Safety and as the company is a keen promoter of both, these will be top on the list.

  • This is a highly demanding role with green field opportunities providing opportunities for international travel and a sense of autonomy and control over your work

Skills and Experience:

  • Leadership skills and proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams

  • Previous experience and background in Manufacturing Logistics: Broad knowledge of logistic engineering solutions, processes, systems and equipment and latest market trends.

  • Covering, but not limited to; In-plant logistics processes, lineside delivery methods, storage media, kitting strategies, AGVs and handling equipment

  • Knowledge and experience of supporting requirements gathering, solution and layout designs, business case creation, right through to delivery and final project completion of logistics solutions

  • Positive leadership skills and proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, driving others to deliver solutions with best enterprise results; Previous experience and background in Manufacturing Logistics Good analytical skills

  • Experience or knowledge of project management and process improvement

  • Ability to maintain and interpret logistics data knowledge and skills with a broad understanding of the interfaces into vehicle platforms and plants

  • Strong IT skills and Microsoft package elements Power Point and Excel

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience working overseas or in an international project context or keen desire to do so

  • CAD skills to create and maintain lineside layout drawings