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Parts Distribution Manager

Hays Talent Solutions

Posted on Feb 14, 2023 by Hays Talent Solutions

Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Parts Distribution Manager for Global Automotive Client

Hays are delighted to be working with our global client, one of the world's most successful premium manufacturers of cars, motorcycles and provider of premium services. Our client demonstrates a commitment to innovation, sustainability and product responsibility all the way from development to production. Their aim is to play a dynamic and innovative role in shaping the face of mobility. Our client highly values each and every person; their passion, commitment, uniqueness, and contribution to shaping the future success of their business.

Hays are recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a Parts Distribution Manager to join our client on an ongoing long term temporary assignment for an approximate duration of 12 months.
Location: Northampton, UK. (Candidates should be based within a reasonable commute)
Assignment type: 12 months contract where you will be engaged via Hays
Working environment: Hybrid working is an option after training based on a blended approach of "50% working time in the office"
Hours per week: 37.5
Pay type: Competitive hourly pay rate (inside IR35)

The Parts Distribution Manager will be a key member of the Parts and Logistics team ensuring timely deliveries of parts and accessories to the Clients Retailer Network. As the role holder you will support the Warehouse Planning Manager in managing parts distribution through collaboration and communication with internal and external stakeholders. You will also act as a point of contact for Distribution Centres around the UK.

Key responsibilities

  • Day to day contact for warehouse supplier with weekly KPI reviews.
  • Ensuring high levels of service and on time deliveries to our Retailers are maintained and processed in line with our SLA's.
  • Ensure assets are returned in good time for processing in line with Retailers SLA's
  • Monitor resource utilisation and capacity.
  • Oversee warehouse stock and quality management.
  • Track budget performance vs the contract planned value.
  • Overall Responsibility for tendering and implementation of suppliers and implementation of subsequent contract changes.
  • Ensure transport providers are legally compliant with relevant legislation (DVSA, Dangerous goods).
  • Provide clear and open communication regarding supply disruptions, service interruptions and policy changes.


  • Ideally minimum 5 years background in parts logistics with rounded understanding of automotive parts supply chain.
  • Experience of working within or managing automotive transport suppliers.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Ability to think strategically and initiate change.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Project management experience.

What you'll get in return -

  • 35 days holiday
  • Hays Go1 training platform which offers a library of over 70,000 courses. Access to Ben - a flexible employee benefits portal offering support across wide range of topics such as mental health well-being, financial or legal matters
  • Pension
  • On site canteen
  • Free parking

What you need to do now - If you are self-motivated, have strong communication and problem-solving skills then please apply, or call us now. For any further information please speak to: Ellie Murray-Ireland.

Hays Talent Solutions is a trading division of Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited and acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found on our website.

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