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



A role as a LOGISTICS MANAGER has become available with a leading well-known manufacturing organisation.  This is a great opportunity to be part of a large, friendly well - established organisation.

This facility employs up to 180 staff, and this site has enjoyed recent investment, creating a light, and airy environment to work. They are at the leading edge of new technology, and demand for their products and services is huge and consistent.

As the Logistics Manager you will be responsible for providing strategic and operational support, driving forward organisational improvements.

This role is commutable from Liverpool, Warrington, Wigan, Skelmersdale, Southport and Bootle


  • £60,000
  • Generous car allowance
  • Bonus – up t0 £10k
  • Superb long-term progression
  • Steady busy manufacturing organisation
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • Workplace Pension
  • Healthcare


  • You will be a key member of the Senior Management team
  • Management of the Logistics and Planning team
  • Logistics control and planning
  • New methods application
  • Plant layout
  • Champion a continuous improvement culture
  • Effective labour planning


  • You will have relevant Logistics Management experience 
  • Gained within a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • To have previous achievements within Logistics
  • An inspirational and collaborative leader
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques, 
  • SAP exposure would be beneficial but not essential

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Logistics Recruitment Support since 1994



A very special role has become available for a Senior Logistics Analyst where you will have the chance to join a World-renowned organisation, who supply their products into a wide range of different industry sectors. 

They have over 250 facilities world-wide, with up to 70,000 staff employed & their products are supplied into not only the automotive, defence, motorsport and aftermarket.

This is a Senior role, and it will entail taking a Lead role in the day to day running of the Logistics Department so if you are a Senior Logistics Analyst  who is thinking about your next step in your career, but need a stable, growing organisation, this could be just the right next step for you.

The role is commutable from Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Coventry, Rugby, Knowle and Tamworth


  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • Smart pay Pension Scheme with 6% Employer contribution
  • Life Assurance x4
  • Attendance bonus paid annually of £540
  • 33 days holiday with one-week shutdown in summer and Christmas
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised canteen facility
  • 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays
  • Growing, Stable, Progressive organisation
  • Stable and continuing to grow


  • Take a Lead role in the day to day running of the Logistics Department
  • Deputise for the Logistics Manager
  • Drive forward the Logistics and Despatch areas with new strategies in a changing environment
  • Express Freight
  • Stock adjustments / Cycle counts
  • 8D Reports
  • SAP Lead
  • Order Book Control
  • ISWR’s
  • Lead Despatch Team, which will include reviews, holidays and Overtime


  • Qualification in either Freight Forwarding or Materials Management Diploma level or equivalent
  • Strong experience from within a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Previous Supervisory experience would be advantageous
  • SAP knowledge 
  • Sales and Distribution knowledge
  • Freight forwarding experience
  • This is a fast-paced, dynamic working environment and would suit if you are someone that thrives under pressure with strong communication skills

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Logistics Recruitment Support since 1994



An opportunity for a Material Planner has become available to join a very busy, friendly manufacturing environment.

This is a busy manufacturing organisation, who are experiencing a steep upturn in work, which is offering greater stability and consistency.  

As the Material Planner, you will be given responsibility for ensuring a continuous raw material supply into their UK plants.

If you are a Material Planner, who is looking for an opportunity, that can offer you stability and growth, look no further!

The role is commutable from Coventry, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Daventry, Redditch, Banbury, Alcester and Evesham


  • £35,000 - £38,000
  • Day’s position
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work Pension and Good holidays
  • Free parking
  • Excellent long-term prospects
  • Plenty of development and progression


  • Ensure continuous raw material supply to all plants here in the UK
  • Review daily potential issues and risk to supply to plant
  • Daily review of stock
  • Maintenance of MRP parameters
  • Weekly supplier schedule releases
  • Daily supplier arrears reporting
  • Regular analysis of top materials by value to identify cost saving activities
  • Management of supplier delivery slots and transport needs
  • Vendor management
  • Essential that you have experience of Material Planning
  • Ideally, you will have gained your experience from within a manufacturing environment
  • MRP knowledge, SAP would be beneficial but not essential
  • This would suit a motivated, energetic individual
  • Results orientated

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



I am workimg with a busy International manufacturing organisation whi have an urgent requirement for a LOGISTICS ANALYST. They are ever evolving in order to keep pace with new technology, this makes it an exciting and highly rewarding organisation to be part of.

This role is commutable from Leamington Spa, Warwick, Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, Stratford Upon Avon, Daventry, Redditch, Rugby and Banbury


  • £30,000 - £35,000 
  • Flexible Hours
  • Free parking
  • Second to none prospects
  • Excellent Company Pension and holidays
  • Busy, friendly manufacturing organisation
  • Long-established manufacturing Business
  • Well respected and well known
  • A genuine chance to make an impact


  • Cycle count – ensure daily / weekly cycle counts
  • Daily liaison with customers
  • Material planning using SAP
  • Aftermarket account management
  • Integration / analysis of customer EDI
  • Customer Account management
  • Customer status Report
  • Container management
  • SAP/ Paperwork


  • Relevant Logistics and Inventory Control experience
  • You will have gained your experience from within a manufacturing environment
  • Good knowledge of SAP / MRP systems however other similar software will be considered
  • Previous experience of dealing with highly demanding customers would be very beneficial
  • This would suit an energetic motivated individual, who thrives under pressure
  • A high level of computer literacy is desired.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Logistics Recruitment Support since 1994


Transport Compliance Auditor

This is an opportunity for you to join a highly successful Delivery business based in Cannock to oversee and audit legal and procedural compliance of transport and fleet activities.

This is a new role within the transport team and you would be joining a successful and growing organisation.

In exchange for their expertise the Transport Compliance Auditor will receive:

  • A competitive salary of up to £26,000 depending on skills and experience.
  • Working 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.
  • Opportunity to develop skills and make an impact, there is the opportunity for future progression within this role.

Key Roles & Responsibilities for the Transport Compliance Auditor:

  • Audit and monitor all aspects of transport procedures
  • Audit compliance of Health & Safety risk assessments within the department
  • Conduct internal Audits of transport Administration processes 
  • Audit driver and supplier compliance with company processes and procedures.
  • Contribute to training and development of the team.

Skills & experience required for the Transport Compliance Auditor:

  • Successful candidates will hold a good understanding of transport legislation and compliance and will ideally be CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) qualified.
  • Excellent analytical skills and an attention for detail.
  • Ability to generate, analyse reports and report objectively.
  • A strong communicator (both verbal and written) you will hold abilities with Microsoft office applications including Excel.
  • Health & Safety awareness of self, surroundings and team.

The role is commutable from Burntwood, Cannock, Lichfield, Rugeley, Tamworth, Aldridge, Walsall and surrounding areas.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Logistics Recruitment Support since 1994


The Planner / Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating fabrication materials from one or more vendors in support of the site strategy.  This requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers, a familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. 

Planner / Buyer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary £28,000 - £30,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:30pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Planner / Buyer Candidate Specification

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel, Outlook), with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Purchasing & Engineering Change experience in an MRP environment
  • Strong ability to assess engineering drawings and proceed to RFQ based on supplier capability, strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.
  • Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
  • You should be self-motivated, and results orientated and be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.

Planner / Buyer Key Tasks

  • Buying responsibility for designated fabrication vendors to support plant & chamber production.
  • Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets.
  • Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory.
  • Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost.
  • Support NPPD activities, when requested.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
  • The Planner / Buyer will review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved.
  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management. Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.

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