Navtech Radar

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Logistics and Operations Planning Manager

The position - Logistics and Operations Planning Manager - (in South Oxfordshire)

Navtech Radar is looking for a talented Logistics and Operations Planning Manager to support the company through ongoing growth. In this role you will develop our internal and external material flow capability and ensure that we have a credible and capable plan to meet customers’ needs.

As our Logistics and Operations Planning Manager, you will agree and execute the Sales & Operations Plan (S&OP). You will liaise with key stakeholders (Procurement, Production & Sales) and communicate the schedule. Your team will support the flow of orders through production, whilst ensuring that everyone is up to date on the plan and delivering to customer requirements. A knowledge of MRP (Material Requirements Planning) is essential and experience of using Kanban systems would be highly desirable.

You and your team will manage shipping into and out of the company. This will involve creation of the necessary shipping documents to ensure smooth transit to destination, any statutory reporting and management of temporary imports to minimise duties. An understanding of UK Export Control requirements is essential.

You will manage the warehouse and kitting function and work with the warehouse manager to ensure the safe and efficient storage of inventory and finished goods. The warehouse team are responsible for all aspects of inventory management and are required to ensure the right goods are presented to Production in good time for efficient manufacturing.

Company overview - Navtech Radar 

Navtech Radar is a world-leading innovator, and multi-award-winning designer and manufacturer of commercially deployed radar solutions. Our ground-breaking technology is utilised by clients worldwide, across many industry sectors, from Perimeter Security Surveillance and Industrial Automation to Traffic Incident Detection on Smart Highways and as part of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
As part of Halma plc, a FTSE 100 company, you will be joining a group of companies whose mission is to make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier.

Our work headquarters 

Our manufacturing facility is located in the recently developed Grove Business Park, South Oxfordshire, within an easy commute from areas of Reading, Swindon, Newbury and Oxford.

Our culture and benefits 

We help create the right environment for our dedicated staff by providing a flexible, fun, friendly, and family feel. We are dog friendly and enjoy family, friends and group events. We have plenty of free parking for our employees and provide you with options to join colleagues on lunchtime walks, biking and other pursuits. We care about our staff, in fact, our culture is developed by you, for you!

Key accountabilities

  • Lead the Logistics and Planning teams in executing best practices and measuring performance through agreed upon Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Routinely report on department KPIs along with appropriate analysis or risk and countermeasures where necessary
  • Maintaining a topical and accurate Sales & Operations Plan based on data from key stakeholders
  • Maintain a schedule for supplying goods to customers on time and in full and ensure this schedule is communicated to all stakeholders
  • Support the production team with the necessary information to create a balanced manufacturing plan
  • Manage the delivery of goods to customers, ensuring that the necessary legal, financial and export control information is supplied correctly and in a timely way.
  • Support the shipment and delivery on incoming goods as required including customs clearance
  • Manage activities related to material requirements planning, shipping and inventory control 

Key competencies

As our shipping manager you will be:

  • An energetic, hard-working self-starter, with personal credibility
  • An analytical thinker with excellent negotiation preparation and execution skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the business
  • Ability to problem solve and resolve issues with a win-win approach
  • Results focused and track record of delivering
  • Good planning, reporting and communication skills
  • Demonstrates commercial and business acumen
  • Ability to motivate and run a high performing team
  • Ability and willingness to travel to suppliers as required
  • Data driven

Education and Experience

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent (typically HND or higher) in either an Engineering or Business discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar roles
  • A knowledge of MRP (Material Requirements Planning)
  • A working understanding of UK Export Control requirements
  • Experience of using Kanban systems would be highly desirable

Salary

We offer competitive salaries, a generous profit-sharing bonus scheme, and our employees can access discounted rental properties in the village in which our main office is based (Ardington).

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