Logistic – Assistant Manager

Job brief:

Ensuring the right products are delivered to the right location on time, to the quality required and in the most cost-effective way.  Oversees the distribution and transportation of goods from the manufacturer to the customer.  Plan and oversee the whole process and work in part of the supply chain and take responsibility for the warehouse if required.


  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, transportation companies and customers
  • Create and implement best practice logistics principles, policies and processes across the organisation to improve operational and financial performance
  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements
  • Monitor quality, quantity, delivery times, and transport costs
  • Negotiate rates and contracts with transportation and logistics providers
  • Recommend optimal transport modes, routes or frequency
  • Select carriers/suppliers and monitor service against performance criteria
  • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports or customer issues
  • Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or carriers and report results to others
  • Assess and make recommendations for logistics processes in potential new facilities or plants and advise of cost implications and efficiency
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities
  • Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements with the help of direct reports
  • Identify and resolve any inventory discrepancies and ensure inventory and system records are current
  • Keep track of slow moving and obsolete stock
  • Identify savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process
  • Interpret trends and analyse and review data. Provide meaningful logistics data to others in the organisation to aid customer service and cost improvements
  • Ensure systems are effective and accurate, reports and process documentations available
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Set departmental KPIs, review and assess ongoing performance of subordinates
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify actions when required
  • Ensure compliance with import/export regulations/customs regulations and legal and health and safety requirements
  • Support new business initiatives and projects and contribute to review meetings and change process. Ensure effective logistics implementation takes place relating to the changes


  • Diploma/Degree in Engineering/manufacturing or equivalent preferably related experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Proven management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to form and maintain good relations internally and externally
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Customer focused, excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong planning skills, ability to handle multiple projects to completion and manage priorities
  • Project management skills
  • Understand financial impact, business cost, production schedules and customer order fulfilment
  • Prior experience in logistics/supply chain/transportation function within automotive manufacturing environment would be advantageous
  • Knowledgeable in automotive manufacturing processes and components of supply chain management
  • Knowledgeable in specialist systems such as ERP, BOM and customer data systems
  • Malaysian citizens only.

Interested applicants please submit detailed resume with passport-sized photograph (non-returnable).  Salary shall commensurate with qualification and experience.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Company Overview

The company is an established Japanese Manufacturer and is rapidly pioneering new fields of technology in manufacturing automotive components, devices and products, invites suitable candidates for the above posts for its Malaysian Plant.  The Company is continuously expanding its Malaysian business operations with a vision “Value Creation 2020”.

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