Factory Logistics manager

Russia, Saint Petersburg

The Factory Logistics manager is responsible for:

  • Daily leadership of FL operations in clients manufacturing units around Russia and CIS
  • Development of FL solutions and integration of new clients and services
  • Implementation of efficiency improvements and industry best practices
  • Creation of a Safety culture and building a strong and effective team
  • Setting and follow up of KPIs as well as Budgeting and Operational control

Job description

Managing of factory logistics Operations team/division:

  • Regular communicating Ahlers corporate strategy to FL Operations team, providing guidance and direction regarding the business goals, and tracking progress to ensure goals achievement
  • Providing leadership through frequent meetings, review, and ongoing communication on department plans, operational objectives, and progress
  • On the job training of FL Operations team leaders, providing experience and expertise
  • Monitoring and managing expenditures of FL Operations department to ensure effectiveness
  • Setting and maintaining SOPs and SLAs for operational procedures, enabling continuous improvement of work performance
  • Evaluating processes efficiency, controlling SOPs and SLA execution and initiating correction, if needed
  • Reviewing, analyzing & approving reports and other documents from FL Operations team within the field of competency
  • If escalated, deciding on complicated cases (e.g. resource allocation, prioritization, solving conflicts, payment issues etc.)

Managing of factory logistics Operations:

  • Develop and maintain business models, establish governance, set up continuous business operations
  • Define FL Operations service delivery goals, set targets in cooperation with Business Units
  • Identify needed resources and create resource plan. Responsible for the capacity planning in line with commercial demand
  • Monitor performance, establish KPI systems in line with the company approach and strategic goals
  • Ensure service delivery, solution building, calculation of FL service costs
  • Establish control of safety compliance
  • Manage risks, create mitigation plans, share knowledge of specific risks across organization
  • Development of direct reports and FL operations teams
  • Manage and execute projects. Conduct project review and evaluate success
  • Create commitment for changes
  • Responsible for reengineer processes, support transitions, automation, and continuous improvement within FL Operations
  • Negotiate with suppliers to identify optimization opportunities
  • Prepare information for budget and forecast of FL costs. Responsible for budget execution
  • Provide approval of contracts and purchase requests
  • Occasional business trips


Specific requirements for the candidates:

  • Experienced and effective leader with the ability to build and manage a high performing team
  • Professional manager with the ability to structure, organize and follow up working processes
  • Strong communication skills able to build effective relations at all levels in the company
  • University education, preferable areas: engineering, business management or logistics
  • At least 5 years’ experience in warehouse logistics or an industrial environment with responsibility for a workforce of at least 200-500 employees and multiple locations
  • Understanding of principles of lean management including a working knowledge of basic tools for process / quality management
  • Specific experience of business processes optimization is an advantage
  • Clearly demonstrated experience of creating and maintaining a strong safety culture
  • Project management experience in the role of Project Leader
  • Experience in working with complex (supply chain) clients or processes
  • Ability to work independently and proactively in a competitive business environment
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and able to manage change within the organization
  • A good level of business English / Russian and fluent in at least one of these languages

Employment conditions:

  • Competitive primary and secondary remuneration package based on experience
  • An international environment characterized by an entrepreneurial and innovative culture
  • Main employment location in St. Petersburg, Volkhonskoe Highway, with the requirement to travel within Russia and internationally

Please, pay attention that provided CV should be in English.

For CVs: Anna.Eremina@ru.ahlers.com 

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