Manufacturing Logistics Systems Project Analyst

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Logistics & Materials, Analyst
Job type: Contract
Salary: £22.21PH Umbrella
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 38915
Published: about 1 month ago
Duration: 12 months
Expiry date: 24 Nov 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • This person will need to identify, develop and deliver Warehouse and Material Handling IT & Technology Projects (e.g systems roll outs, Automation, Picking technology).

  • It is our role to standardise and drive improvements to our Warehousing and Manufacturing Logistics processes (e.g. warehouse/stores layouts, systems configuration, warehouse processes, and warehouse technology).

  • A key element of the role is to work with the business teams to deploy changes successfully through testing, training and technical support to ensure our systems solutions and processes align.

  • They will support continuous systems improvement, driving to best in class internal logistics and Hours per Car reduction.

  • As SAP is becoming the core backbone to our business, we need an individual with both a Manufacturing Logistics background and a working knowledge of using and configuring a system similar to SAP S4-Hana / SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management).

Skills Required:

  • Previous experience in Logistics and Supply Chain or Manufacturing

  • Working knowledge of warehouse or manufacturing logistics systems

  • Experience or knowledge of driving process improvement activities or managing change, with evidence of research into leading technologies

  • Experience Required:

  • Essential:

  • Experience of defining operational processes, business capabilities or IT requirements

  • Experience or knowledge of project management or facilitating projects in a complex environment

  • Experience or knowledge of driving process improvement activities or managing change

  • Ability to read, understand and use metrics to drive change

  • Good networking, communication, influencing, negotiation and stakeholder management skills

Experience Preferred:

  • Desirable: (These are useful skills within this role. Not all necessary together):

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred

  • A thirst for following technology trends and understanding how they could translate in the working world Ability to generate a comprehensive business case

  • Ability to create metrics

  • Experience of creating and delivering presentations at a senior level

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate creation of Business Capability & Process Maps and document clear Business Requirements to define systems, processes and technology needed to transform Manufacturing Logistics into our Global Target Operating Model; Facilitate Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEAs)

  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

  • Training requirements, user education and launch support, to aid flawless launches

  • Provide technical support through warehouse & master data configuration (e.g. putaway strategies/waves)

  • identify /resolve system configuration issues and problem resolution

  • Coach both internal and external team members to deliver project milestone

  • remove roadblocks

  • ensure communication, idea sharing & `Lessons Learnt' to deliver tasks on time and budget

  • Assess and identify opportunities for Logistics improvements and research market trends in Manufacturing Logistics to inform future strategy with latest developments in data and technological advances

  • Create implementation plans for delivery of new systems and processes and drive their delivery into the workplace

  • Support project governance and change management processes by evaluating business cases for change and assessing its impacts on all sites / relevant areas of the business

  • Act as the conduit between the operational and technical teams to provide a common understanding

  • Ensure solutions match stakeholder expectations

  • Request project funding and manage project budgets to deliver Logistics Systems solutions

  • Develop reporting metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure business processes are performing effectively, enable controlled process improvement and manage the progress of an implementation

  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested