Date posted: 06 Oct 2021

We’re on the look out to add a Logistics Manager to our elite workforce

Are you on the lookout for an electrifying career in a dynamic, booming industry? Are you passionate about what you do and constantly on the lookout for the next big idea? Then we want you!

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team. That’s why we’re on the look out to add a Logistics Manager to our elite workforce.

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.

This role will be based at our Head Office in Marlow.

As a Logistics Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • 5 - 10 years' experience working as a logistician within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace)
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field
  • Leader of warehouse operations
  • Ability to plan & optimise the flow and control of inventory
  • Inventory management
  • Optimal Design and utilization of space for warehouse operations

As a Logistics Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide control and direction to any 3rd party point of use inventory vendors.
  • Dealing with Customs and Excise communications, queries, audits; administering export guidance updates
  • Continuous Improvement, 5S, Root Cause Problem Solving and Standard Work.
  • Developing reporting staff; setting clear objectives; managing performance; developing skills and competencies
  • Monitoring & Managing material shelf life
  • Performing all operations according to prescribed SHE principles

Warehouse Management:

  • Manage the optimisation and day to day operations of warehouse network and identify improvement opportunities, ensuring a safe, and controlled inventory process
  • Conducting cycle counts, physical inventories of stockrooms and WIP ensuring inventory accuracy and control
  • Control access to stock room, WIP, and floor stock
  • Working to achieve disposition of inactive, obsolete and surplus inventory

Inventory Control:

  • Develop strategy to reduce working capital by optimizing inventory holding.
  • Work with other staff to ensure thorough ABC analysis is carried out resulting in the correct level of safety stock is regularly reviewed and enacted.

Receiving & Shipping:

  • Manage all docks and ensure proper safety, timely receipts, proper transactions and documentation processes are conducted.
  • Coordinate with quality and buyers for proper disposition and timely return of any damaged material
  • Manage overall site freight costs by planning & managing documentation, packing and packaging, shipping and distribution in accordance with specified INCOTERMS and Utilising corporate freight agreements.
  • Establishing and managing relationships with freight forwarders, international shipping companies and couriers,
  • Communicating shipping status with customers, dealing with customer correspondence regarding delivery and RMA progress
  • Preparing special documents and labels for hazardous materials shipments
  • Preparing export clearance documentation in accordance with statutory requirements and with particular reference to the US laws and regulations as enshrined in EAR, ITAR and NISPROM
  • Preparing bills of loading and delivery documentation for products, parts, and materials for shipment and routes following customer instructions


In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum