Distribution Specialist

Reference No: WD-0002167

What's the role?

You will be supporting the Distribution team on all Supply Chain Execution activities related to Distribution Centre operations. You will participate in cross-functional activities/projects and assignments together with internal and external partners and continue to seek creative ways to improve the overall productivity of the organisation.

Who is Hilti?

Unless you work in construction, you probably haven't heard of us. We're a hidden gem.

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the professional construction sector. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us. So are our people.

We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.

Hilti offers the best of both worlds – friendly teams locally and roles across the UK combined with the opportunities only a company of 30,000 people spread across 120 countries can bring.

What does the role involve?

As Distribution Specialist, you will be the interface for warehousing operations including inbound, inventory management, outbound, reverse logistics, and administrative activities to ensure customer and business requirements are met. You will track, troubleshoot and handle complaints associated with transport operations and work closely with other departments (Customer Services, Sales, Material Management & Finance) to ensure better services to our customers.

You will also work on process improvement through lean management tools, adapting global standards/guidelines and solve root cause issues to achieve cost productivity, efficiencies, and/or service improvements. You will conduct necessary audits and checks for process compliance to ensure that risk mitigating controls are in place within all aspects of operations. From a controlling aspect, you will ensure cost management and invoice control/audits and understand, interpret and communicate global KPIs and performance management reporting to all concerned stakeholders.

We fill 80% of our management positions with our own internal candidates. It’s testament to how much we value and develop our people.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:

*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Free parking and excellent public transport links

Our Distribution Centre is currently based in Bredbury but in early 2021 we will move to a new, state of the art development called Carrington Gateway.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management or related field
  • Strong Microsoft and PC skills; including Excel, PowerPoint. Access
  • Ability to use Excel for analysis
  • Strong Analytical skills and mathematical aptitude
  • Knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Detail oriented with excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of motivation, customer focus, and continuous improvement
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Willing to work in an operational and office environment
  • International mobility for longer term career progression outside of the UK

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to a telephone interview.

“You get a unique opportunity to experience all different functions of the supply chain – and, for many people, to do it overseas. We really encourage our teams to challenge the way things are done. If you can make a process simpler, do it, show us.”

- Fabrice, Head of Global Logistics Services

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