Logistics Operator

  • Permanent
  • Thetford
  • £25k - 27k per year

Contract Personnel Ltd

Role – Logistics Assistant role
Location – Thetford, Norfolk
Working hours – Monday to Friday – 08.00 am -16.30pm
Capacity of role – Permanent position
Salary – £25,000 – £27,500 per annum.

Our client is a leading manufacturer in the local area and they are currently recruiting for a Logistics Assistant to join their distribution area.

Main duties will include –
 Coordinate logistics staff (van drivers & curtain fitters) according to availabilities and requirements.
 Plan and schedule delivery runs for clients’ orders on 3.5 ton fleet of vans or via courier.
 Operate inhouse IT system to manage delivery runs and keep track of all associated costs.
 Prepare paperwork for delivery drivers and coordinate with warehouse team to assemble and pick orders.
 Oversee and organise regular maintenance of 3.5 ton fleet of vans.
 Liaise and book in deliveries with clients via phone, email and system.
 Liaise with sales team to meet client expectations and company promise of delivering every order in full and on time.
 Collect delivery notes from previous day and liaise with finance to invoice orders.
 Continually review transport costs to keep to a minimum where possible.
 Co-ordinating with suppliers for collections.
 Streamline delivery and transportation processes.
 Performing clerical tasks such as maintaining records of deliveries/shipments, updating databases of inventory, and filing paperwork.

Candidate attributes –
 Customer service skills.
 The ability to work well under pressure.
 Knowledge of transport methods, costs and benefits.
 The ability to work well with others.
 To be thorough and pay attention to detail but at the same time to be able to see the big picture.
 Good communication skills.
 Strong numerical and analytical skills.
 Ability to make sound decisions fast.
 Critical thinking and ability to solve problems.

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