Transport Specialist

Carrington, Manchester
Reference No: WD-0007383

What's the role?

This role will be the first step to an international career in logistics where you will have the opportunity to provide high quality of customer deliveries by monitoring and controlling all aspects of our domestic outbound deliveries.

Who is Hilti?

Hilti is where innovation is improving productivity, safety and sustainability in the global construction industry, and beyond. Where strong customer relationships are creating solutions that build a better future. Where there is pride and a sense of belonging across our 120 locations, carrying right into our lives and homes. Where people are exploring possibilities, leveraging their potential, owning their personal development and growing lasting careers.

Main Tasks

Leading the daily 3PL Transport operations in GB and Ireland
Manage, implement end-2-end transportation processes & visibility
Achieve targeted OTIF service levels across GB & IRE
Achieve targets set for freight spend in all categories and reduce costs through transportation initiatives for the GB & IRE
Ensure resilience and sustainability in the transport network
Execute the Logistics and Transport strategy
Ensure the performance of the service providers at targeted levels
Focus on customer experience in collaboration with Customer solutions / Service and balance service levels with cost
Supplementary tasks

Proactively manage service providers in order to anticipate and manage risk, performance and quality issues
Project management
Ensure freight audit compliance
Report on Transportation milestones, events, cost initiatives and conduct analytics

What does the role involve?

You will be our Transport Specialist for not only Great Britain but our Northern Europe region.

You will also have the opportunity to effectively manage freight costs in order to achieve productivity targets. Working in a team environment you will have regular contact with team members in other functions both domestically and internationally.

Although based in our new facility in Carrington Gateway, there will be occasional opportunities to travel within in Northern and Central Europe.

We were proud to be voted in the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For - our 14th consecutive year in the list.

What do we offer?

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

We're currently working from home but later in 2021 will move to new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester. There will be free parking and we will be located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop. We'll offer a hybrid working pattern between the office and home and different ways to work flexibly so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with no experience. So, if you’ve never worked in sales or construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Educated to at least Degree Level (Masters Preferred)
  • Previous Supply Chain experience, transport experience an advantage
  • Proven IT experience, SAP experience an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Desire to further develop in Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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.

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If we don't have a suitable role for you at the moment, we will keep you in our talent pool for the future so your recruitment process might take a bit longer but we'll be sure to stay in touch.

“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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