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Logistics Manager

Rochester, Kent
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Supply Chain, Transport, FMCG Jobs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday, Office based.

Location: Medway City Estate 

About us:

Veetee is a SME food manufacturing business, mainly producing rice and grain products. We have two factories and a warehouse over three sites in Rochester, one manufacturing site in India and a Sales & Distribution team in the USA. We provide products to most of the large Food Retailers.

Job Purpose:

The role of a Logistics Manager at Veetee is to manage the link between Retailers’ and Veetee’s supply chains on matters of delivery to ensure excellent customer service.


  • Be jointly responsible (with operations) on OTIF performance.

  • Effective relationship management of the Retailers (Superstores) Supply Chain team.

  • Manage the customer services team and supervise the function proactively with the agility to respond at an appropriate pace when required.

  • Manage through the Transport Controller, on transport scheduling.

  • Ensure sales order processing is performed (90% EDI) smoothly.

  • Using Microsoft Dynamics (ERP solution), to ensure that OTIF targets are met along with the operations team.

  • Ensure stock allocation is actioned in a timely manner and any issues are escalated / resolved with other teams within the organisation.

  • Guide the Transport Controller to schedule transport to organise deliveries (65% is through retailer’s own PCC or 3rd party warehouse).

  • Participate in Operation and Customer services meetings to resolve any service-related issues (e.g., stock outs).

  • Maintain cordial and good relationship with the supply chain team of the retailers (Our business is mostly B2B).

  • Participate in cost productivity programmes or quality enhancement projects that may be assigned from time to time.

  • Any other reasonable duties associated with the role or projects assigned to meet the overall objectives of the role.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Proven experience in a similar role, managing a team to ensure the logistics deliver to business requirements.

  • Experience of working with retailer supply chains and developing and implementing strategy.

  • Background of working in a manufacturing based company would be advantageous.

  • Strong relationship management skills.

  • Highly analytical to develop and interpret data and information for reporting.

  • Excellent overall IT knowledge in ERP and Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS project, CRM and Outlook)/

  • Understanding of logistics planning.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to communicate with people at all levels within the organisation.

  • Must be enthusiastic, resilient, tenacious and persuasive.

  • Innovative, always looking for ways to change processes and create efficiencies.


  • Health care cash plan.

  • Company pension and Life Insurance.

  • Free on-site parking.
  • Store discount.

  • Company pension and Life Insurance.

  • Wellness programme.


The driving force behind Veetee Rice, Moni Varma, founded the company in 1987 and from its humble origins as a producer to the ethnic market in London, Veetee Rice has developed as one of the UK's largest volume suppliers of rice to the UK grocery trade.


Although Veetee began with a modest single product line, Supreme Basmati, the portfolio has expanded to incorporate a multitude of rices which are sourced from the most fertile regions of the world to produce the highest quality products. The addition of Thai Fragrant Rice in 1996 has cemented the dedication of the company to source rice from every continent.


Veetee are unique amongst rice producers with factories in both India and Pakistan and are perfectly positioned to market Basmati to all communities under Veetee, Badshah and Ashoka brands.

Find Us
Invicta House
Sir Thomas Longley Road
Medway City Estate

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