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Logistics Manager





POSITION:                 Logistics Manager
DEPARTMENT:          Logistics
REPORTS TO:           Deputy Managing Director
SUPERVISES:           Stores Supervisor, Packaging Stores Supervisor, Senior Purchasing Officer, Executive Assistant
LIAISES WITH:           

Position Summary

To cost effectively plan, organise and direct the logistics function of the Company.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participate in the Company’s Strategic Planning Process by preparing and reviewing the Department’s annual budgets and forecasts, preparing monthly budgets and board reports and monitoring expenditures, and assisting with the development of the Department’s objectives.

  2. Oversee and manage the procurement of raw materials, machinery, equipment, goods, services, and other supplies for use and/or consumption by the Company as dictated by the requirement of the respective departments.

  3. Negotiate/liaise with suppliers and prospective suppliers on contracts for machinery, commodity terms and prices, specification changes, order re-scheduling and revisions while keeping within budgetary limitations.

  4. Oversee, direct and seek means to improve the overall efficiency of the warehouse operations including spearheading cycle counting and stock taking efforts, implementing and managing warehouse layout and space usage, cost effectively controlling and monitoring the inventory levels for all materials, supplies, spares etc, developing and implementing measures to improve delivery and turnaround times etc, as well as ensuring adherence to Group’s policies logistics and supply chain management policies and procedures.

  5. Engage in vendor management by conducting supplier/contractor evaluations, maintaining and analyzing records of costs, deliveries and performance, discussing defects with user departments, consulting with suppliers to rectify and address issues, and seeking means to change product specifications and/or suppliers, in order to optimize efficiency of vendor relationships.

  6. Maintain the integrity of the group procurement process with a focus on quality, adherence to approved policies and processes and continuous development and improvement.

  7. Accurately prepare appropriate reports relevant to the job function and related matters.

  8. Spearhead, manage and oversee the Company’s efforts at cullet collection and corporate social responsibility with regards to recycling including distribution of recycling bins, meeting with key stakeholders (e.g. SWMCOL, City Councils, Borough Councils, schools etc).

  9. Participate in the development and maintenance of and perform all duties in accordance with the procedures as per ISO 9001 standards and CGL Quality Manual.

  10. Advise, guide and direct subordinate staff in achieving department objectives by conducting annual performance appraisals, undertaking the appropriate follow-up actions in an effort to develop employees’ capabilities and maximise the efficiency of the department, identifying and coordinating training and developmental activities, providing coaching and mentoring, as well as utilizing the Company’s progressive disciplinary process.

  11. Comply with the Company’s/ Department’s Quality Management System and the Health, Safety & Environmental Management System policies and procedures.

  12. Develop and maintain a culture of safety awareness and safe work practices among subordinate team members including ensuring the work environment is hazard free and personal protective equipment is available and utilized appropriately, ensuring that employees adhere to safety policies and procedures as needed to minimize the risk of injury and enforcing and complying with procedures, rules, regulations and Company policy.

  13. Continuously seek to fulfill the legal duties of the Occupational Safety & Health Act 2004 as an employee.

  14. Perform any other related duties as may be required by the function.

Training and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or similar field.

  • Membership in a Professional Purchasing and Supply body (C.I.P.S. etc).

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in logistics and supply chain management.

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a management position, preferably in an industrial setting.

  • A working knowledge of computer operations and relevant software packages.

  • Excellent verbal/written communications skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage one’s time and resources.

  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.


Human Resources,
P.O Box 600,
11th Floor, TATIL Building,
Maraval Road, Port of Spain. 
[email protected]



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