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Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials

Job Description

A Logistics Associate Manager is required on a PERMANENT basis by CareerWise Recruitment for our Limerick-based multinational biotechnology client.

Role of this position

  • Expert understanding of Logistics (Domestic and International shipping, cold chain) while addressing issues that impact beyond own team based on knowledge of related fields
  • Manages relationships internally to ensure internal customer requirements are identified and positioned appropriately with external logistics partners
  • Manages Logistics Team to ensure an effective and compliant shipping operation
  • Ensures outgoing shipments are coordinated accurately to filling sites and between CMOs to meet deadlines both domestically and internationally
  • Oversees management of transportation related records; acts as point of escalation for all shipping related issues
  • Prepares, distributes and presents metrics and project status reports to management
  • Identifies areas of opportunity with new technologies and completes continuous improvement initiatives throughout the logistics function
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of carriers and freight forwarders, supervising performance, driving improvements and building the relationship to ensure that service levels are clear and delivered
  • Supervising Carrier Performance management and reviews
  • Identification of alternate routes or modes of transportation to manage flexibility and ensure a proper service is provided to our customers
  • Build transport network that supports timely delivery and excellent in transit service at optimal total system cost
  • Optimise supply chain ensuring future outlook/route development
  • Ensure all internal and external compliance responsibilities relating to Freight and Freight costs are met
  • Governance over shipping and freight processes
  • Work closely with Trade Compliance on establishing trade flows
  • Identifies areas of opportunity and completes continuous improvement initiatives throughout the logistics function
  • Look for opportunities based on volumes, service requirements, mode change options or more economic routes
  • Supplementary freight costs validation and approval
  • Provide all data for tendering process and participate in carrier negotiations
  • Ensure risks are identified and appropriately mitigated by effective controls
  • Support the implementation of strategic projects to manage any freight constraints
  • Responsible for driving year over year improvements in employee development, safety, quality and customer service through CI, SLIMMY, lean and six sigma initiatives
  • Work within the management team to craft and develop the future state Supply Chain Warehouse and Logistics model for the site


  • BS/BA in Business or Supply Chain field
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in a similar role
  • Strong initiative and demonstrated ability to interface effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organisation and work cross-culturally
  • Experience in leading personnel including setting expectations and performance evaluations
  • Cold Chain experience
  • Excellent problem-solving, organisational, analytical and critical thinking skills

Please call Aisling O'Hagan-Yil today for further information on 021- 2427410 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900