Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Logistics Projects Coordinator

Logistics Projects Coordinator
Location: Midlands/Central with regular travel UK wide
Package: Basic Salary up to £30,000 plus bonus & other excellent PLC company benefits 
Sector: Packaging distribution
The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor are creating a brand-new role for a Logistics Project Coordinator to join our central logistics team and support the wider business with stock/product barcode indexing. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. As a group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract new talent to our business.
The Logistics Projects Coordinator role
We have recently invested in a brand-new, state of the art Warehouse Management System (WMS) which shall provide us with greater control of our inventory, locations, and stock whereabouts. This new role is truly integral to the success of our new system, as it will be focused primarily on supporting the implementation roll out phases. Visiting all our sites nationally, you will be required to locate/identify and index all stock items by their unique barcodes, enabling accurate set up within the new system. You shall therefore be involved with plenty of stakeholder engagement and collaboration (both internally with our logistics/procurement teams & also externally with our suppliers) to coordinate & expedite the product barcoding process. Visiting each of our sites for a week or two at a time, you will during the first 12 months be expected to travel UK wide and stay away from home regularly (transport provided & expenses/subsistence paid accordingly). This is a great time to join our central logistics team and have input to a key project which will help shape the future direction of our business. Full training will be provided and once this project is completed, the role will transition into providing fully rounded central logistics project support to our various locations.
Logistics Projects Coordinator Key Duties
The roll out of our Warehouse Management System is an exciting time for us and we believe in getting it right first time, you will find yourself scanning existing stock products, identifying unique barcodes, and then configuring the WMS to the sites specific needs based on your findings. 

  • Configuration of iWMS using existing products barcodes
  • Control and Quality Framework ownership of Goods In ensuring barcode compliance
  • Traveling nationwide as required with project roll out plan
  • Producing updated reports against project timelines and schedules
  • Liaising with supplier on both technical and non-technical bar code/labelling issues
  • Manage the transition to SSCC barcodes.

Do you have the correct profile?
To apply for this role, you will be required to meet the following criteria… 

  • Ideally based Midlands/central location for ease of UK travel
  • Fully valid driving licence for UK (to enable drive to sites)
  • Willingness to stay away from home Monday-Friday as required
  • Relevant similar experience (barcode/stock control related) minimum 2-3 years
  • Or degree educated with couple of years stock-control/logistics experience
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as collaboratively
  • High degree of accuracy & emotional intelligence
  • Understanding of System Configuration and roll out methodology (advantageous)
  • Stock Integrity and Control Experience (advantageous)

Our Benefits
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits can include: – 

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking at many of our site locations
  • Range of company cars or cash allowance (including electric) for qualifying roles
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
  • Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
  • Tax free childcare (TFC) scheme
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
How to apply/next steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting the successful candidate to commence with us ASAP. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant.
All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.