Fulfilment Manager jobs
One of the most important roles in the customer satisfaction drive, the fulfilment manager is in charge of making sure clients’ orders are received on time and that they get the correct orders. With some high-pressure industries such as construction, this could not be more important as many construction contractors use just-in-time deliveries to cut down on on-site storage; but it is vital that all the components arrive in the correct order.
Working with a team of consultants, the fulfilment manager will oversee every delivery from warehouse to customer, ensuring that the orders make it out on time. Sometimes clients will alter their orders, and it will be the fulfilment manager’s ultimate responsibility to make sure the IT system is kept up to date to reflect changes. As the actual orders will be processed by his or her team in the office and the warehouse, good management is required to keep things running smoothly using a light touch.
When errors do occur, the fulfilment manager will be responsible for its rectification; this might involve meeting the client to discuss compensation and giving assurances that the issue has been systematically removed.
The skills required
All conversations and communications with clients will need to be logged and acted upon, and as this will be done digitally, it will be absolutely necessary for the fulfilment manager to be comfortable with a range of IT solutions, particularly CRM systems and similar. Records of communications might be required to be pulled out in an instant should there be a dispute.
The role also requires great communication skills and an ability to work under pressure, as the time-sensitive nature of many of the deliveries will make failure expensive and could potentially harm the employer/client relationship.
Fulfilment Manager Jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber
A part of the country known for the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lincolnshire Woods, Yorkshire and the Humber comprises a number of cities and large towns - like Bradford, Kingston upon Hull, Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster and Halifax - that offer many opportunities for those seeking Fulfilment Manager positions.
The region has long been an important part of the British economy, particularly in terms of industrial capability and scientific innovation.
During the 18th century, Benjamin Huntsman pioneered a new technique for crucible steel. This paved the way for Sheffield to become a major player in the steelworks industry for the next 200 years. Stainless steel was also invented in the region in 1913.
These days, Yorkshire and the Humber is home to a number of large companies, such as Tata Steel Europe, Reckitt Benckiser, Ideal Standard and BAE Systems.
Yorkshire has a rich brewing heritage and is home to some big names such as Thwaites, John Smith’s, and Timothy Taylor, as well as being the home of two market leading tea brands, Tetley and Yorkshire. Yorkshire is also the home of Haribo, and the well-known Roundtree Factory. .
A number of financial services companies also have offices here, particularly in Leeds. These include Direct Line, First Direct and an HSBC call centre, as well as Yorkshire Building Society, Leeds Building Society and Bradford & Bingley.
The head offices for ASDA, Morrisons, Arla Foods UK and Clipper Logistics are also in the area.
Cast UK’s logistics opportunities
Cast UK is a consultancy with jobs in every county and every city of the UK, so if you’re moving home, take a look at the positions available in your new area. If you’re simply looking for a career change, we’ve got dozens of jobs at any given time, and plenty of clients who might be looking for just your skills.
Our founder members and consultants are all logistics, procurement and supply chain backgrounds, so we have great knowledge of what employers and candidates are looking for in their staff and employers respectively. Employers often ask us to look for candidates they have confidence that we’ll help them find the most appropriate people for their positions.
So why not get in touch? Once we have your details, we’ll be able to start looking for great jobs that match your skills.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Fulfilment Manager for your business or find you a job as a Fulfilment Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.Contact us