Warehouse & Logistics Manager – Food Distribution

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 4 months ago


About the job
This is a hands-on supply chain operations role – candidates must have UAE experience in food distribution supply chain management.

Our client is a well-established food services organization. We are recruiting a UAE experienced warehouse and logistics manager who has proven experience in re-engineering and capability building to improve operational and cost efficiency.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the role will be accountable for building a world-class supply chain for order fulfillment, logistics distribution and improving forecasting and product availability.

Role Summary

Lead the organization transformation through embedding continuous improvement by implementing new processes, systems and capabilities to improve inventory management, order fulfillment, dispatch and distribution.
Manage operations last mile delivery, inbound and outbound delivery, inventory management and resource management.
Lead the implementation of a WMS system from scratch to fully operational.
Improve interface with sales and order processing from quotation through to invoicing.
Develop analytical tools and reports to enable effective sales, inventory and operations planning processes.
Establish KPIs related to supply chain and identify and resolve bottlenecks in on-time delivery and implement cost savings.
Manage the smooth operations of the facility to ensure all equipment (including cold storage chillers) and delivery trucks are fully operational.
Promote a safety fist culture – implement statutory HSE guidelines and best practices across all areas of the supply chain including delivery drivers.

Mandatory Skills & Experience

5 years’ strong supply chain transformation and management experience gained in the UAE with well-reputed food distribution organizations.
Proven capabilities in building a strong warehouse and logistics operations team – leadership and communication skills with the ability to train, guide, and motivate employees.
Proven experience in implementing SCM and inventory management best practice, systems and processes.
Confident in challenging the status quo with the ability to establish a strong culture of continuous improvement through lean methodologies and BI dashboard to measure KPIs and performance.
Commercial aptitude in statistics, data analysis and forecasting.
UAE driving license is mandatory.

Education & Certification

Bachelor’s degree is mandatory – preferably in Supply Chain Management
CIPS membership is a strong advantage.
Lean Six Sigma is an advantage.

Candidate Profile

Currently living in the United Arab Emirates – must be able to live and work in Dubai.
Fluent in English.
Well-presented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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