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Head of Logistics

Requisition ID:  99937
Business Unit:  Engine Systems Ansty Park (1020)

Coventry, COV, United Kingdom, CV7 9JU


Joining our team means you're helping to deliver our vision - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Meggitt-equipped aircraft taking off every second of every day; protecting countless lives with our technology, keeping those who put their lives at risk safer and ensuring that the lights stay on for millions of people worldwide.

With over 160 years of history, innovation's at the heart of everything we do in our aerospace, defence and selected energy markets Our global approach to lean manufacturing is the driving force on our journey to operational excellence and our goal to provide the best technology, products and service to our Customers.

We'll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we're working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.


Role Summary:


The Head of Logistics role is responsible for managing the Logistics and Shipping functions function across both our Ansty and Holbrook Lane sites.

Job Core Responsibilities


  • To lead and develop Logistics and Shipping function, mentoring and coaching direct reports, undertaking their performance reviews and providing necessary training and development opportunities.
  • Ensure all required processes are established and documented, operators and management is trained adequately, an achievable continuous improvement plan is created, executed and that personnel are engaged in the Logistics functions and Export/Import functions to ensure support of the manufacturing areas to achieve supply to line (STL) and on-time delivery.
  • Play an active role in the Site Leadership Council
  • Monitor and control inventory accuracy
  • Maintain and continuously improve together with expert providers the warehouse physical and information and data systems infrastructure, eg SAP system, VLMs, fork lift trucks etc
  • Develop and implement inventory control systems such as kanban, 2 bin, re-order point where applicable
  • Ensure products are received and stored properly, supplied to internal manufacturing or external subcontract operations promptly and shipped promptly and confirm with all export compliance requirements
  • Oversee Imports to ensure IPR/OPR and any other schemes are optimised to minimise import duties for the business
  • Prioritising customer demand, factory activities and material resources.
  • Work with and communicate with Manufacturing, Engineering and Contract Management.


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:


  • Ideally degree qualified in relevant field
  • Previously operated at Senior Warehouse Management Level in charge of operating one or multiple warehouses within an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Strategic thinker, able to convert transformative ideas to practical solutions that deliver sustainable results
  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAP and SAP WMS
  • Highly data driven with ability to build meaningful KPIs and utilize these to improve performance
  • Excellent customer service orientation with a track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Supervisory skills, including delegation, training and evaluating performance
  • Applied knowledge of warehouse safety and security
  • Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business. 


What We Offer:


Meggitt is proud to offer a competitive total rewards framework designed with our colleagues' health, wealth and well-being in mind to help our employees balance a successful career.  Our competitive package will include:


  • Flexible working policies and the ability to accrue time off in lieu or for some roles to earn overtime. 
  • Pension Scheme up to 8% company contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing
  • Employee Perkz – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services
  • Income Protection
  • Share Buying scheme
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Volunteering day off



Meggitt are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business. We strongly believe that building a culture of respect and appreciation, will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.



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