Purchasing & Logistics

The UK Logistics sector is worth £55 billion to the economy. It currently employs approx 1.7 million people spanning some 65,000 companies. Not surprisingly the application of effective purchasing & logistical solutions within supply chain management has become a very high profile area within many of these successful organisations and is now being recognised as a key management function. Our Recruitment Consultants specialise in this field and have first hand experience and an in-depth knowledge.

Within the division we recruit across a diverse range of industries from Manufacturing to Retail to Warehousing and Distribution and provide the full spectrum of recruitment solutions from interim appointments, search & selection, head hunts through to permanent staffing.

We would be more than happy to discuss your requirements in greater depth to determine how our services can assist you in finding the right staffing solution for your organisation.  Please call us on  0121 321 4311

 

Probe Recruitment is looking to appoint Trainee Recruitment Consultants to join our growing and successful team.   

Ideally you will be driven, a quick learner, hardworking and resilient, as these traits will enable a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to quickly build a successful patch and grow their earnings.

Some of the features that a Trainee Recruitment Consultant can expect from working for Probe include:

  • An Outstanding Commission Scheme – You could earn up to 30% on the fees that you generate, and you can earn commission on 100% of your billings.
  • Highly Competitive Basic Salaries – Commensurate with experience.  
  • A Structured Career Development Pathway – To Team Manager or Principal level.
  • A Highly Knowledgeable Team - You will work with some highly experienced and successful Consultants, some of whom have worked here for over 21 years.
  • Reduce Your Daily Commute - If you live in North Birmingham, you could cut the time and cost of going into the city each day.
  • Free Car Parking Provided 
  • Pension & Healthcare Provided – After a short qualifying period.
  • An Excellent Working Environment – This is a very friendly office culture, and we adopt a mature approach to KPI management.
  • Incentives - We run a regular individual and team-based incentives, where you can win prizes and Michelin Star meals.  We also value and reward longevity with long service awards.

If you are a driven individual, ideally with some sales experience, and would like to be become a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, I’d be very keen to discuss this opportunity with you in greater detail.  

You can initiate that conversation by applying via this advertisement, or you can call or contact me directly – andy.davies@probejobs.co.uk / 0121 321 4311.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is an exciting opportunity, with an internationally recognised business, who are truly passionate about what they do. Their team pioneer change in the industry and have a strong commitment to driving transformational innovation in all of their products, which are the best in the world for design, technology and performance – they are setting the standard for the industry.

Due to continued business expansion and a record-breaking year, they are looking to recruit an experienced Supply Chain Manager to help ensure the continuity, consistent supply and delivery of products through their established Supply Chain function.

Working within the senior engineering management team (EMT), the successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the key functions of procurement and mass production, supply chain, inventory control, Far East consolidation and warehousing, UK logistics and warehousing. As Supply Chain Manager you may on occasion be required to travel between UK sites and suppliers overseas.

Company Benefits

  • Company performance and individual bonuses
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

This Role is Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Supply Chain Manager's Key Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the supply chain and managing the Supply Chain Team.
  • The hands-on management of the continuity and consistency of supply and inventory control of company product and management of supply chain and inventory KPIs. Working in accordance with OEM strategy.
  • Day to day monitoring of the OEM, logistics and 3PL performance and prompt intervention where required.
  • Strategic management of UK and Far East warehousing and shipping functions in conjunction with the Sales and Finance departments.
  • Maintenance of the current UK premises and planning for future requirements. Periodic overseas visits to OEMs as required. Maintain regular contact with all key OEMs, logistical and service suppliers.
  • Working with the EMT on planning and implementation of mass production of new products and colour specials.
  • Gross Margin improvement via cost control/down and improvements in the logistics and supply chain. Maintain the risk register and risk mitigation in respect of single source components.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Client is looking for a charismatic, driven, passionate Supply Chain Manager who is looking to cement a long-term role with them. This role is key to the smooth running of their business operation.
  • Academic background with HND or above in a business studies/management accounting, or a manufacturing / engineering subject.
  • Experience of working in a ‘mass production’ environment in the Consumer Electronics sector with experience of ERP systems and reporting.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, experience communicating with Asia territory suppliers, and a proven track record of negotiation skills, ideally with Far Eastern manufacturers.
  • Experience of managing a supply chain with the main manufacturing based in the Far East. Liaising with logistics companies, key component suppliers and Far Eastern OEMs on logistical and supply issues.
  • Working within a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) structure.
  • Managing all aspects of the supply chain to ensure smooth running, timely resolution of issues and quick reaction to urgent issues with versatile problem-solving skills.
  • A love for Guitars or the music industry would be a big advantage.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A busy, expanding manufacturing organisation, are now looking for a PURCHASING, SUPPLY CHAIN AND PLANNING COORDINATOR to strengthen their management team.

This is a unique manufacturing environment, and due to the nature of their products, demand has gone through the roof, creating the need for SUPPLY CHAIN AND PLANNING COORDINATOR. 

This is a small, friendly manufacturing business, and you will be providing support, as the SUPPLY CHAIN AND PLANNING COORDINATOR to all associated departments.

BENEFITS

  • £25,000 - £28,000 - Dependant on experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Extremely rewarding role
  • Growing demand for their products, offering stability and long-term prospects
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE PURCHASING, SUPPLY CHAIN AND PLANNING COORDINATOR

  • Production Planning
  • Utilising MRP systems
  • Working with a broad spectrum of Suppliers
  • Expediting and managing Supplier risks
  • Overseeing stock control, Warehousing and Production Planning
  • Create cost savings with general consumables and Ad Hoc purchasing

REQUIREMENT OF THE PURCHASING, SUPPLY CHAIN AND PLANNING COORDINATOR

  • CIPS or part qualified in CIPS would be beneficial though no essential
  • Significant experience of Supply Chain and Purchasing processes
  • Production planning
  • You will have gained your experience from within manufacturing
  • Experience of dealing with a wife spectrum of suppliers and supply issues
  • To have previously overseen Stock Control, Warehousing, Production Planning and Despatch
  • Previous experience of working with MRP / ERP systems
  • Loyal, honest, and transparent

This is a great role, within a unique manufacturing organisation.  They, in turn can offer you stability, long term prospects and a highly rewarding career.

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Aldridge, Birmingham, Brownhills Tamworth, and Coleshill

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

Are you an experienced Recruiter or Salesperson, who perhaps loves what you do, but not where you do it?  Does specialist and niche interest you more than big and generalist?  Would you be inspired by, working with highly knowledgeable colleagues who could make you better at your job? If this has piqued your interest, please read on, as our two current vacancies may be of interest.

A common question I receive is, do I need experience?  There’s no doubt that it can be an advantage, particularly at first, but it’s your attitude to sales, and how you would build a successful long-term business, coupled with an openness to develop which is more important than experience.  If you possess these attributes, then you would do well here, just as others have, in some cases for 20 years.

With Probe, it’s not so much what you do, but how you do it that’s important.  Our Consultants are relationship builders rather than archetypal Salespeople.  They work with clients to help resolve a problem, rather than see a client as an opportunity to make a quick buck.  They understand that if they do the right things by their clients, those relationships should look after them in the future.

But this is of course a sales role, and there would be targets, but you would be supported to achieve those targets, and you would enjoy all of the normal trappings of working within an established recruitment consultancy of nearly 30 years, such as an outstanding commission scheme, a structured career pathway, incentives, and working with an amazing team.

If you have some recruitment or sales experience, ideally within a technical field, and would like to find out whether we could be a good fit for you, then please contact Andy Davies directly – andy.davies@probejobs.co.uk / 0121 321 4311.

 

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a PURCHASING MANAGER within a busy Manufacturing orgaisation.

As their PURCHASING MANAGER, you will be given the opportunity to provide a seamless Raw Material delivery programme to the various production units while contributing significantly to the overall profitability of the company.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salary - Dependant on Experience
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • Excellent Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • A genuine chance to make an impact

DUTIES OF THE PURCHASING MANAGER

  • Negotiate with major raw material producers and suppliers gaining best prices and availability
  • Prepare and placing orders for the site with suppliers across a range of systems including EDI & MRP where a good knowledge, particularly with MRP
  • Build improvement-relationships with our major suppliers
  • Work with the Commercial and Planning Managers to closely control stocks of both Raw Materials and Packaging products
  • Work with our Technical team in the development of new products; sourcing of raw materials 
  • Responsibility for many site services 
  • Update and maintain databases, spreadsheets and general records as currently required by the business. 

REQUIREMENT OF THE PURCHASING MANAGER

  • CIPS desirable but not essential
  • To have had previous Purchasing Management experience
  • You will have gained your experience from within a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • Good knowledge of IT systems including EDI and MRP systems

The role is commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester, Telford, Birmingham and Aldridge 

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Are you an experienced Professional in the Material planning and Logistics industry looking to join a business that is bucking the current trend?

This is a superb opportunity to be part of a well- established manufacturing business, who with increased production, now have a requirement for a Material Planner.

In this role you will be responsible for controlling a supplier portfolio to ensure that materials are delivered on time in full managing all data and communication between the plant and Supplier

DUTIES

  • Using MRP / SAP to ensure optimised material requirements planning is achieved.
  • Maintain and issue supplier Schedules 
  • Control of supplier requirements and ensuring that ordering and delivery is in line with supplier lead times and payment terms.
  • Working with Production to understand exceptional material requirements translating into material delivery plans. 
  • Liaise with MP&L Logistics Analyst regarding material requirements and timed changes to minimise scrap and obsolescence costs. 
  • Control of delivery notes.
  • Control of Supplier packaging levels and regular reporting of stock levels and damage container control to minimise financial impact.
  • Provide comprehensive efficient logistics support to all areas of the business 
  • Work with projects and purchasing to support change control and new product introduction.
  • Liaise with the third party and Supplier transport companies 
  • Control of SAP master data for allocated portfolio to ensure stock optimization delivery of Supplier requirements and business objectives. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong IT skills
  • MRP skills, preferably SAP
  • Excellent experience of Material Planning from within a fast- paced manufacturing background would be beneficial
  • Superb analytical skills
  • Essential – outstanding communication skills

BENEFITS:

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Pension

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s most exciting manufacturing firms in the region, with great development opportunities and support and training available.

Please send me your CV or give me a call to discuss. We have other similar roles available too!!

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

Due to an upturn in orders, a position of MP& L (Logistics) Analyst has arisen. This is a busy manufacturing environment, and they can offer an IMMEDIATE START.

There is an increased and steady demand for their services and products and as their MP&L Analyst, you will be responsible for controlling a customer portfolio, to ensure that parts are delivered on time.  You will be joining a friendly team and there is plenty of scope for potential for progression.

LOGISTIC ANALYST RDUTIES:

  • Manage all data and communication between plant and customer
  • Review customer call off and demand in line with forecast
  • Download customer schedules and provide analysis of customer schedules and highlight variances
  • Customer interface for MP & L issues and deliveries
  • Working closely with Production to understand product availability
  • Liaise with Material Planning regarding material requirements
  • Control customer packaging levels
  • Control of SAP master data and ensure stock optimisation

LOGISTIC ANALYST RREQUIREMENTS:

  • You will have gained your relevant experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong MRP operational skills, preferably SAP but not essential
  • Excellent IT skills, MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint
  • This is a challenging but highly rewarding opportunity and would suit a driven, focused and highly motivated individual

LOGISTIC ANALYST RBENEFITS:

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Days
  • Stability of being part of a busy manufacturing organisation
  • This is a superb opportunity for you to make a swift impact
  • Excellent career potential

This Logistic Analyst role is commutable from: Walsall, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Kidderminster, Redditch

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

This Export Specialist / Customer Service Administrator  offers a FANTASTIC benefits package incl; Bonus paid twice per year – based on company performance, Half day on Fridays! 31 days holiday (incl 8 Bank hols) raising after 3 years, Contributory Pension Scheme! Cash Healthcare Plan! Discounts on company products! Discounts on 1000’s high street brands scheme! Subsidised Canteen!

As the Export Specialist / Customer Service Administrator  - you will be working for a Leading, Global Manufacturing Company whose product has an outstanding reputation for its quality and performance.  They have maintained this reputation for over 65 years!  They are exceeding all targets even through the Covid Pandemic – an incredibly secure company to be part of!

Benefits package for the  Export Specialist / Customer Service Administrator:

  • Bonus paid twice per year – based on company performance
  • 31 days holiday (incl 8 Bank hols) raising to 33 after 3 years
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Cash Healthcare Plan
  • Life Cash Plan
  • Staff discounts on company products
  • Perks At Work Discount Scheme – access to 1,000’s of high street brands
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Free Parking
  • Half day on Fridays!!

As the Export Specialist / Customer Service Administrator your duties will include: 

  • Coordinate the preparation of all export documentation.
  • Issuing Shipping Instructions
  • Plan dispatches for the week / month ensuring smooth deliveries 
  • Monitor production schedules, ensuring all deliveries are on time 
  • Receive customer orders and enter onto the MAP system and sending order confirmation to customers
  • Maintain Goods order forecasts on excel spreadsheets 
  • Administrative support for all sales information, including pricing, outstanding orders, reports and budget forms 
  • Dealing with all customer enquiries/requests in a professional, efficient, and timely manner
  • Coordinate transport for collection and delivery to ensure efficient cost effective and on time as per    customer needs

I would be very excited to speak with you if you have:

  • YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUS ESPORT ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTAND ALL RELEVANT PAPERWORK – this is essential
  • A strong knowledge and experience of Excel spreadsheets is also essential
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Have an understanding of Origin of preference and preparing of relevant documentation
  • Understanding of all modes of transport and documentation required
  • Understanding and Knowledge of Letter of Credits
  • Understanding CPC’s
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions within defined parameters.
  • Take on other reasonable tasks as and when requested by supervisor or the department manager.
  • Ensure compliance with all SOX, ISO9001 and ISO14001 procedures and regulations.

To find out more about this fabulous opportunity, please contact me asap.

 

Due to an upturn in orders, a Contract position for a Logistics Analyst has arisen. This is a busy manufacturing organisation with rising order books.  Immediate start is available

DUTIES:

  • Manage all data and communication between plant and customer
  • Review customer call off and demand in line with forecast
  • Download customer schedules and provide analysis of customer schedules and highlight variances
  • Customer interface for MP & L issues and deliveries
  • Working closely with Production to understand product availability
  • Liaise with Material Planning regarding material requirements
  • Control customer packaging levels
  • Control of SAP master data and ensure stock optimisation

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You will have gained your relevant experience from within a high- volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong MRP operational skills, preferably SAP but not essential
  • Excellent IT skills, MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint
  • This is a challenging but highly rewarding opportunity and would suit a driven, focused and highly motivated individual

BENEFITS:

  • £20 / £25 per hour
  • 6 Months Minimum
  • Days
  • An opportunity to gain work experience within a global technically advanced manufacturing organisation
  • This is a superb opportunity for you to make a swift impact

The role is commutable from Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Redditch, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Daventry, Northampton and Birmingham

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

Known for their successes in Manufacturing products supplied into the Construction industry for the past 50 years, this continuously growing business, is requiring a skilled Logistics Manager to join and lead the logistics team. Supplying into a range of sectors within Construction including Housing Associations, Care homes as well as residential sites, the company is always busy and buoyant. 

As an experienced Logistics manager with knowledge of supplying into the construction industry, you would be required to plan and manage the transport teams and hauliers to ensure delivery of products is made to several sites, in time, in full and on budget. 

If you have the desire to succeed, have excellent organisation and communication skills with the ability to problem solve and exceed KPIs, please apply today.

The successful Logistics Manager will receive:

  • 31 Days Holiday Including bank holidays
  • Annual Bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts on corporate products
  • Pension with Employer matched contribution 
  • Cycle to work scheme

Key Roles & Responsibilities for the Logistics Manager:

  • Ensure compliance with H&S legislation
  • To plan and manage inter site product transfer
  • Manage and improve the ERP system
  • Collaboration with warehouse supervisors to ensure delivery deadlines are achieved
  • Management of Haulier fleet
  • Lead and manage the transport team
  • Scheduling of deliveries and collections for customers
  • Planning routing vehicles nationally
  • Managing 30-50 loads a day from multiple sites

Skills Required for the Logistics Manager:

  • Experience in logistics and haulier management
  • Knowledge of construction vehicle types
  • Experience in a Construction background
  • CPC qualified
  • Willingness to be flexible where the role requires

Commutable from Birmingham, Burton, Lichfield, Derby, Loughborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Stafford, Cannock.

Probe Technical Recruitment, Manufacturing & Production Recruitment Specialists since 1994