Regional Freight Manager

Macclesfield, England, Cheshire
Competitive Salary & Benefits
07 May 2021
21 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Regional Freight ManagerMacclesfield, UK

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Date Posted: 07.05.21

At AstraZeneca, we don't follow the crowd and that means we don't expect our people too either! To develop life-changing medicines we approach problems in a different way - agile and nimble, and focused on what our people need to make ground-breaking discoveries.

In Supply Chain we deliver our innovative medicines all the way until they ultimately reach our patients. With an unwavering forward-looking mindset, we are focused on staying ahead in a rapidly changing market.

With constant new products and launches, there's never been a better time to join Supply Chain and shape our future with a big contribution to life-changing medicines. The challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets is what keeps us driving forward, as we continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve.

Our new Global Logistics Function (GLF) brings together all our logistics and distribution expertise to maximise our combined expertise to create clear and single accountability for product movements around the world, working to the best global standards.

Our world leading Logistics Centre of Excellence steers our organisation through changing environmental demands. The new GLF manages the way our products move around the world and will become a key part of the performance of our end to end supply chain.

We have developed a single GLF which is a world leader in the way we ship our products. As part of this new strategy we have invested in our capability as an organisation, significantly raising the bar, and we have an extensive training and development programme for all our logistics colleagues.

As a Regional Freight Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the compliant, effective and efficient transportation of all freight moving within the region and internationally out of the region. Take responsibility for the day-to-day logistics support to all the Operations business units within the region as well as the worldwide receiving locations.

What you'll do

As part of this role you will identify opportunities for improvements and be responsible for driving continuous improvement activity. You will implement global and regional network solutions and lead above-site solutions on an ongoing basis.

Monitoring key performance indicator trends and driving improvements identified by the trends is key, integrating with regional logistics organisations and manufacturing sites to optimise the overall AstraZeneca distribution network.

You will be responsible for building the annual budget through working across multiple sites to gain volumes and insight.

You will also execute transportation guidelines within the region and be responsible for handling all Supply & Logistics complaints raised within the region, driving the resolution of any issues.

You will manage any carrier claims and ensure that carriers are meeting their contractual obligations and servicing our customers as agreed.

Managing the tactical and regional relationships with carriers and suppliers, you will contribute to regional business reviews and ensure that all required documentation is updated, ensuring that day to day transportation operations deliver the desired cost-effective level of customer services.

In addition, you will monitor the transportation costs for Primary freight and validate any changes reported through AstraZeneca's 3rd party freight payment services, also ensuring that freight billing is accurate.

What you'll need

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree educated (Preferably in Management, Transport and Logistics) - equivalent experience will be considered

  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical production supply chain principles, Good Manufacturing Practice, Food and Drug Administration requirements (or equivalent), Customs rules and regulations

  • Experience in working with cross functional teams and outside service partners (as appropriate)

  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills

  • Logistics experience as well as in the distribution of products from a multi plant / multi distribution centre environment.

  • Experience with temperature-controlled transportation

  • Experience of Good Distribution Practices

Desirable Requirements:
  • Professional qualification in Logistics or a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation

  • Knowledge of material planning & execution systems

  • Understanding of supplier management practices

AstraZeneca is at an exciting time of new products and launches. We get to work with innovative and scientific products on our leading-edge end to end supply chain, using the latest technologies and modern facilities.

So what's next?

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be!

We welcome your application by 23rd May 2021.

Closing Date: 23.05.21

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