This position is participating to the responsibilityof the smooth running of each operation participating to the put a product on the market, at the determined moment, location, conditioning, quantity, and service associated.
He/ she will be responsible of a determined number of operations, but must remain flexible.
In order to foster the development of competences, every 1,5 to 3 years, the logistics manager will get proposition to shift to other operations and then to learn and to insure a new kind of responsibilities.
The scope of the operations:
- Import/ export
- Planning & Supply
- Storage (including cross-docking)
- Specific operations (co-packing, bar code stickers…)
- Distribution (regular routing, exceptional delivery…)
- Fleet management (cars, trucks, equipment…)
- Customers Service
Working as a Logistics Manager is a very varied and rewarding career with tasks ranging from the development of timely, cost-effective schemes to the handling of the technicalities of operations. The experience develops a specific mindset: pragmatic, problem solving, achiever.
1• Handle the responsibility of a defined logistics operations (like a mini-BU)
2• Staff Management: team building,efficiency, effectively, capacity building, evolvement, rewards, respect of SOP, research of improvement, promote values (honesty, team spirit…) …
3• Develop a Logistics Mindset: think at the same time: global Company interest, and small very practical actions, be structured and organized with permanently the priorities in mind.
4• Develop Communication: Provide a clear visibility of the costs, functioning, risks & opportunities
Job Functions: depending on the Operations to manage (specific SOP)
1• Anticipation:Manage the operation corresponding at the best cost according to the evolution of the situation(pro-active)
2• Agility: be ready to support any aggressive action (marketing & merchandising actions) at the best cost.
3• Reliability: be realistic and pragmatic, and guaranty that each data/ information is right, each planning and SOP is respected, and what is decided will be achieved point per point.
4• Sustainability:each action (decision is action) must be long term oriented. Any repetitive issues must be systematically eliminated (solved) in order to avoid the facing of an accumulation of problems at a highest cost.
- Operations must be profitable (lowest global costsin a global vision)
- Become a Key Manager for the development of CDSG business, having developed 4 skills:
1• Anticipation: ease the quotation for the next years budgets (scenarios)
2• Agility: ease the dynamic of the merchandising and the marketing (yes we can)
3• Reliability: logistics must respect the commitments (Timing & Capability)
4• Sustainability:the good functioning mustn’t stand on one person. Any person must be able to be replaced at any moment. There are many challenges in CDSG for talented persons.