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.