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Logistics & Distribution Manager (Closes 4th December 2022) Click here to view

Logistics & Distribution Manager

Join a friendly, employee-owned award-winning and established international outdoor business as a Logistics & Distribution Manager

Located in the picturesque, rural setting of East Sussex, Nikwax is a highly successful outdoor business that is run by a close-knit and friendly team of employees, whom we are proud to call ‘Partners’.

Nikwax Ltd. develops care products and material systems that improve performance and extend the life of clothing, footwear and equipment whilst minimising environmental impact with clean chemistry. We develop and manufacture in-house, from the headquarters in Wadhurst, East Sussex. Nikwax are the only outdoor company to have won the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development and all operations have been carbon balanced since the company was founded in 1977. We have an ongoing dedication to minimising our impact on the environment and a hardworking team of people to help develop the business.

The Role

Lead the Logistics and Distribution team to Improve the efficiency and timely despatch of orders, by ensuring systematic processes are set up and followed.

You Will

  • Manage the efficient day to day running of the Logistics and Distribution team
  • Ensure timely despatch of all orders following company procedure whilst ensuring customer requirements are followed
  • Manage the running of the twin packing line, recording the daily output and ensuring efficiency is maintained
  • Monitor transport costs, researching new carriers and reporting to the Supply Chain Manager
  • Oversee all team processes and ensure that projects, plans and procedures are in place to support them.
  • Communicate in a timely manner, when stock is running low to the SOP team, reporting any low or out of stock items to the Supply Chain Manager, Sales and Production teams
  • Comply with all supply related identified legalisation and update teams on any potential known new legislation.
  • Write reports and provide feedback on research and development work as and when required.

You Will Be

  • Experienced in working in a warehouse environment and with stock management systems
  • Self-confident with strong leadership skills
  • Able to apply rules and legislation
  • A self-starter with good people skills
  • Forklift trained (preferable)
  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Due to the location of our warehouse (near Wadhurst in East Sussex) you must have your own transport.

The Rewards:

  • Competitive benefits and rewards including pension, health cash plan, profit related bonus scheme and free childcare at a local nursery
  • Work in a friendly and informal environment
  • Work for an employee-owned business where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • Work for an international company with values that you can believe in.

We are passionate and committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer, encouraging different perspectives and experiences to make us a more innovative and creative workplace.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send us your CV & Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) by no later than 4th December 2022 to

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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