Logistics Specialist

Chalfont St Giles
Job Type:
Life Sciences
Job reference:
about 1 month ago

Logistics Specialist - Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire - 6-to-9-month contract

Logistics Specialist - Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire - 6-to-9-month contract

The pay rate on offer is £13-£17 per hour PAYE

This role is initially remote working due to COVID

Role Summary/Purpose

The Logistics Specialist is responsible for managing shipments, reporting transportation metrics, identifying trends across global transportation methods and practices, providing visibility through projects and tools, ensuring that internal customers needs are met and that company policy and international trade compliance regulations are adhered to.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Continuous internal communication with global pole managers/transportation teams
  • Implementation of tools and dashboards for metric visibility and communication
  • Analysis of transportation spend and tie to the financial ledger
  • Drive data analysis and business case development for key projects
  • Coordinating and communicating shipment delivery requirements with freight forwarders
  • Primary contact for global affiliates in reference to the logistics process
  • Responsible for timely, accurate and complete record keeping
  • Support standardization of transportation processes across the region
  • Working cross-functionally with sourcing, operations, supply chain and finance to identify improvement opportunities and implement successful changes.
  • Support warehousing optimization/Lean projects
  • Perform logistics distribution duties in compliance with current GDP as per annual GDP Training and local procedures
  • Maintenance of "Logistics Standards" at all warehouses
  • Drive continuous improvement and VCP projects
  • Optimize Outbound Transportation
  • Analyse transport spend and identify VCP opportunities
  • Support sourcing with RFQ etc


  • Bachelor's Degree and some years of experience working in logistics, engineering, or supply chain management; OR a High School diploma/GED and proven years of work experience in logistics, engineering, or supply chain management
  • Experience in logistics or supply chain modelling & simulation.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced changing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional, global team environment
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of time.

Quality Specific Goals:

  • Aware of and comply with the, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position.
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.
  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelors in Logistics, Engineering or Supply Chain.
  • Demonstrated logistics leadership of multiple facilities in a similar industry.
  • Proven ability to work on cross-functional, multi-cultural teams.
  • Excellent project management, communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to energize, develop and influence at all levels within an organization.
  • Creates energy to deliver company goals through creation and comprehensive communication of practical "hands-on" operational plans and strategies.
  • Proven growth leadership skills demonstrating clear perspective and understand factors impacting our businesses and suppliers.
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