Logistics Manager with 5 years UAE experience, knowledge of Cross Trade and Warehousing Regulations  REF 227

On behalf of our successful client we are recruiting a Logistics Manager, with minimum 5 years experience in UAE

Prerequisites for the Position of the Logistics Manager:
- Bachelor’s degree. Having a Master’s degree in supply chain management, transportation, economics, business administration, project management or a similar field will be a plus.
- Minimum 5 years of proven working experience as Logistics Manager in the related field (logistics) with an experience in the Trading company industry.
- Experience in managing teams and their KPIs.
- Experience in analyzing metrics and data-driven decision making.
- Proven ability to design and execute a supply chain strategy.
- Proven ability to consistently deliver on KPIs.
- Technical and applied understanding of logistics software and warehouse management systems.
- Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft office (word, powerpoint, excel etc.)

Industry Projects & Programs, Sales & Business Development, Client / Customer Services
Location United Arab Emirates
Minimum Experience 5 Years
Minimum Education Requirement Bachelor's degree. A Master's Degree in supply chain management, transportation, economics, business admin, project management or similar field will be a plus.

Job Description

  • Detail-oriented
  • Multitasking capabilities.
  • Working knowledge of the rules and regulations for cross trade is a must.
  • Working knowledge on regulations on warehousing for duty paid and duty exempted goods as regulations and procedures for transfer of goods from each warehouse.
  • Ability to resolve any arising problems or complaints.

Departmental Overview:
The Logistics Manager will be responsible for overseeing the Logistics Department’s functions while reporting to the Head of Projects, Logistics, QC & Purchase.
He will guide his below team members having the following responsibility:
  1. Logistics Coordinator  – responsible for preparing daily documents required for customer deliveries / incoming goods (Demand Orders, Delivery Notes, Packing Lists, Invoices, Bill of Exits, DE (Duty Exempted) documents, COO (Chambers of Commerce), Customs Applications.
Coordinate loading and documentation with agents (exports).
  1. Logistics and Purchase Coordinator – (Scope related to Logistics) – Communicate status updates for deliveries, special brands,  Coordinate loading and documentation with Agents (imports) and entering the same in SAP Erp.

Objectives of the Logistics Manager:
  • Overseeing the operations of Warehousing
  • Overall seeing the drivers deliveries schedules to ensure the deliveries are scheduled at optimal level.
  • Negotiating transportation quotes.
  • Selection of Freight Agents and reviewing of freight price lists
  • Conduct optimization projects (small deliveries, DE and PD alternatives)
  • Follow DE and DP costs.
  • Arbitrate between service level, costs and prioritizing when required.

The following will be the responsibilities of the Logistics Manager:
  1. Strategic Planning:
  1. strategic logistics planning usually involves setting supply chain KPIs for productivity, speed and order accuracy, analyzing data collected over time and implementing process improvements in the Logistics Department.
  2. Preparing logistics operations for expected challenges (such as spikes in seasonal demand), and for building a resilient supply chain that is strong and stable to withstand unforeseen challenges.
  1. Inventory and Warehouse Management:
  1. Ensure that inventory levels are satisfactory and that SKUs are organized and easily accessible.
  2. Monitoring and ensuring that the standard are maintained in warehousing and fulfillment procedures such as receiving, picking and packing for speed and efficiency.
  1. Relationship Management:
The role of the Logistics Manager is highly collaborative in nature, both internally and externally.  Internally - He will be required to communicate and connect with the logistics team and the warehousing employees and balance the demands of each.
Externally – The Logistics Manager will require a well maintained business relationships with freight forwarders, carriers and agents to ensure a strong and mutual beneficial partnership that will result in cost – savings.
  1. Budgeting:
As one of the only individuals with a deep understanding of all the moving pieces ( and prices) in a brand’s logistics network, the Logistics Manager must be well – positioned to create and manage logistics budgets. He has to develop operational budgets for all sorts of logistics costs – including facilities, labour, supplies and freight – in addition to annual budgets.

He will be required to meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets.

The Logistics Manager is also responsible for keeping a logistics network on-budget. This almost always entails continuously optimizing operations and finding effective ways to both reduce spend and enhance the customer experience.
  1. Staffing:
The Logistics Manager will be required to supervise, coach and train the warehouse workforce as well as the logistics team including the drivers.