Logistics Coordinator

28th April 2022
Burnley, Lancashire
Job Type
Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-1:30pm.
Pay Rate
£20,000 - £28,000
Pay Range
£20,000 - £30,000


Rotherwood Recruitment are working in partnership with an innovative and respected manufacturing company based in Burnley. Due to expansion they are now looking to recruit a Logistics Coordinator on a permanent basis.

Responsible for ensuring the right products are delivered to the right location on time and in the most cost effective way. Oversees the distribution and transportation of goods from the manufacturer to the customer. Dependent on the size and structure of the organisation may oversee the whole process from the beginning to end or may work in part of the chain.

General and task management:

  • Operate in a safe manner complying with all health, safety and environmental requirements to ensure own and safety of others
  • Plan and co-ordinate logistics operations liaising with customers, internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers and transportation companies
  • Manage and co-ordinate logistics including arranging transport, storage, delivery and arrange administration between suppliers and customers
  • Produce logistics schedules and reports and communicate updates and any concerns to relevant parties
  • Monitor quality, quantity, delivery times, and transport costs
  • Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets and support continuous improvement initiatives and identify areas of improvement
  • Update and report on delivery, inventory levels and dispatch requirements
  • Make recommendations in relation to optimal transport modes, routes or frequency
  • Track shipments
  • Assist in the selection of carriers/suppliers and keep all appropriate documentation and service level agreements
  • Monitor carrier performance and handle performance issues and concerns within capability
  • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports or customer issues and refer to manager if and when required
  • Ensure that inventory levels are maintained at appropriate levels and review ways to reduce stock levels and make cost savings
  • Monitor stock movements
  • Keep track of slow moving and obsolete stock
  • Review opportunities for savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process
  • Utilise and input to IT systems in place, developing new working methods when appropriate
  • Ensure IT systems in place are maintained and accurate
  • Maintain performance metrics and reports in order to provide meaningful logistics information and as a means of measuring and evaluating performance
  • Ensure onsite packaging is maintained to a suitable stock level with monitoring any discrepancies & reporting to their line manager
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications and experience levels:

  • GCSE Level A-C, IVQ Technician certificate, BTec first certificate or equivalent NVQ level 2 qualification
  • Commitment to work towards professional accreditation with an industry related body
  • Experience of working in logistics, supply chain or transportation function within a manufacturing environment with a good knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Good knowledge/accreditation of technical regulations related to logistics such as import/export, customs regulations, aviation security and shipment of dangerous goods
  • Good degree of knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing and automotive processes and components and of supply chain management
  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including knowledge and understanding of specialist systems
  • Advanced Excel User
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate data and provide meaningful information.

Employment package:

  • Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-1:30pm
  • Competitive salary
  • Free parking
  • Modern facilities
  • Pension scheme



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