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North South Wines: Logistics and Forecasting Manager

Published:  24 June, 2019

We are looking to recruit a Logistics and Forecasting Manager who is responsible for delivering operational excellence.  Ensuring NSW delivers to its customers on time and in full whilst optimising stock levels.  

Location: Office based; West Drayton

Reports to: Finance and Operations Director

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Company Background

North South Wines is a young, dynamic, forward thinking wine distributor. We set up in 2014 with a view to do things differently. We are not your average wine distributor. We are energetic and creative with the drive to make things happen. We also have a different model. Alongside our UK shareholders we are part owned by 2 wineries meaning we can offer direct supply, better quality and better value. We aim to deliver WOW through service.

We are looking to recruit a Logistics and Forecasting Manager who is responsible for delivering operational excellence.  Ensuring NSW delivers to its customers on time and in full whilst optimising stock levels.  

Responsibilities

  • Proactively manage stock levels minimise out of stocks and over stocks
  • Delivering industry leading customer service ensuring all orders are delivered on time and in full (OTIF)
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with our suppliers; wineries, carriers, bottlers & warehousing
  • Report and monitor performance using a range of KPI’s
  • Ensure all processes are compliant to HMRC requirements
  • Continuous improve supply chain processes focusing on service and value
  • Identify slow moving stock quickly and recommend actions to clear any excess
  • Manage stock forecasting for promotional activity
  • Manage end to end process of orders including; purchase order creation, supplier confirmation, delivery to specified destination and approve invoices
  • Optimise load requirements and adhere to supplier pallet configurations
  • Work with the Buying Director regarding new product launches and vintages to ensure lead times are built into the forecast
  • Preparation of forecasts for suppliers when requested and manage of reserves and allocations
  • Communication with internal stakeholders to ensure that all information on products, stock holding, and suppliers is correct and up to date
  • Responsible for Health and Safety policy and compliance
  • Assist with office management

Skills and Experience

  • Logistics management experience, preferably in a multi-functional responsibility role
  • Excellent customer service
  • High level of commercial acumen
  • Excellent IT skills including advanced excel
  • Able to challenge accepted norms and practices and facilitate innovative solutions to problems.
  • Highly developed people skills, strong communicator at all levels
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise long term projects whilst meeting short term demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to agreed deadlines
  • WSET qualifications an advantage

Your Commitment to the role

  • I make things happen
  • I have boundless energy
  • I deliver WOW through service
  • I have a collaborative pitch in attitude
  • I like to work in a positive team environment
  • I am a good communicator
  • I am adventurous and creative
  • I learn from my mistakes, own up to them and do things better next time
  • I am passionate, optimistic and determined
  • I have fun at work

Stakeholders

  • NSW Managing Director
  • NSW Buying and Marketing Director
  • NSW Finance and Operations Director
  • NSW Wineries
  • NSW Customers

Salary and Benefits

  • The role will be paid a salary commensurate with experience
  • 25 days holiday
  • Health Insurance
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme

If you would like to apply for this position or enquire for more details, please send your CV or get in touch with NSW by clicking HERE