Location: Singapore
Salary: Open
Sub-industry: Food & Beverage
Function: Corporate Planning

Job Description

About Our Client And The Role:

We are currently working with a leading canned / bottled soft drinks company whose business also includes the wholesale distribution of soft drinks, groceries and related products to recruit a logistics Manager for their distribution plant based in Singapore (West). Managing their distribution operations for fleet of 30+ vehicles this role will be responsible for ensuring trucks fully maintained, routes are properly planned & staffing levels maintained. In addition, the role will have responsibility for managing costs, oversee procurement, recruitment and training plus will assume general operations management, prioritizing jobs & troubleshoot issues as they arise.

The Responsibilities:

* Ensure all completed orders are dispatched on time OTIF
* Ensure products are delivered appropriately to ensure quality of goods during transportation
* Ensure that all drivers understand and procure the licenses and permits they need to legally carry loads to customer destinations
* Create and implement best practice logistics principles, policies and processes across the organisation to improve operational and financial performance
* Provide vital communication and good relationship with internal and external customer
* Allocate and manage staff resources planning according to changing needs
* Analyse and resolve delivery issues in a timely fashion and outline problem recommend solution
* Plan, analyse the need 3PL support and manage delivery performance
* Ensure that delivery team inspect goods to be delivered to ensure that they are in the right quantity and quality.
* Ensure that workers adhere to industry standards in dealing with clients, to promote rule of law and avoid practices such as smuggling and overloading to avoid accidents
* Recommend optimal transport modes, routes to improve frequency
* Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, deliveries modes, product volumes and report results to others

Update and Submission Report

* Daily tracking and truck utilization
* Fuel and efficiency
* Monthly order fulfillment
* KPIs performance
* Other operational report as assigned

Fleet Management

* Ensure that company transport vehicles are well maintained, clean and in good working conditions
* Use supporting tool GPS tracker monitor driver transit and report if suspect or spot poor driving attitude or suspect additional mile
* Responsible for the reporting of all vehicle damage or operator abuse
* Work closely with the 3PL maintenance company to find ways to reduce downtime due to repairs or lack of routine maintenance

People Management

* Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
* Set departmental objectives/KPIs, review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
* Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff

Recruitment and Training

* Assist in the selection, supervision, and development of subordinate personnel
* To ensure there an orientation/training provided for new employees
* Ensure employees by putting in place safety measures to prevent accident

Continuous Improvement

* Proactively improve process functioning and strive for enhanced levels of efficiency
* Continually provide improvement plan and develop business performance within the constraints of legislation, fuel costs and rising environmental pressures

Systems Knowledge / Usage

* Use IT systems/TMS to manage route planning, delivery times and transport costs
* Use associated information systems to coordinate and control the order cycle
* Use data from IT systems to evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements
* Understand, work with sales team and possibly help to develop e-commerce
* Assess and make recommendations for logistics processes in potential new facilities or hub and advise of cost implications and efficiency

The Requirements:

* Diploma/Degree in Logistics or equivalent
* At least 3 years of experience in logistics industry are preferred, ideally with some previous experience of F&B logistics / distribution
* Strong knowledge of logistics management for efficient service delivery
* Basic understanding warehouse operation and inventory management
* Proficiency in MS Office such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* Excellent human relations skills to be able to work effectively with all members of the distribution team, getting them to perform optimally
* Good communication skills to understand the details of clients' deliveries, and pass instructions to team members to carry out without erring

Disclaimer: The Company complies with the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (TGFEP), including the prevailing guidelines on recruitment. All qualified applicants will be considered for the position regardless of their age, race, religion, nationality, marital status, or family responsibilities. A more detailed discussion of the TGFEP is available on the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) website at https://www.tal.sg/tafep

Job reference: JO-210326-252171

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