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Distribution Controller

Date: Jan 16, 2018

Location: Birmingham, BIR, GB

Company: Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


Primary purpose of the position:


  • To support the local business organisation in line with supply chain logistic execution strategy. 
  • Implementation and execution of standardised strategies, processes and standards in markets, including with continuous improvement processes to support operational excellence in market distribution.
  • Daily management of the physical logistics process, controlling and directing logistic service partners (LSP) contracted in the market for distribution services and stocking points.
  • Implementation and execution of defined strategies for local freight and cross dock operations to guarantee required service level for customers and overall continuous stability of operations in markets.
  • Control and operational management of logistic service partners contracted in the market.  Direct responsibility for execution of distribution contracts.                           
  • Being an operational representative of Supply Chain - Logistics Execution in the market, with a mission to collaborate with other business functions present in market and with regional logistics execution functions to drive improvements in efficiency and quality.                                                  
  • Propose, lead and implement projects related to market logistic network development and/or changes to improve performance and/or effectiveness in line with local Supply Chain management and regional strategies and standards.


Principle duties and responsibilities:


  • Operational control of distribution and target market segment stocking point operations in the markets in cooperation with warehouse teams and International transportation team. Follow up daily issues in line with agreed standards, contracts and service level agreements.
  • Support local business organisation in daily discrepancy management, provide solutions and support so local business can be proactive in discrepancy reconciliation at customer level.        
  • Maintenance of supplier relationships and control of the local logistic service providers and service companies through KPIs and regular reviews, with analysis and actions focused on performance within agreed service levels, contract compliance and CIS principles (all for distribution services and target market segment processes only).  Providing the relevant data and information together with offering help via business analysis and intelligence related to logistic services in the market. 




  • Degree or equivalent in Logistics, Supply Chain, Economics or Engineering.                                                                         
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in warehouse and transportation, or in other operations function.  Overall supply chain knowledge and procurement experience essential.    
  • Experience of SAP desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Fluency in English
  • PC literacy
  • Supply chain execution knowledge
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work with international/multi-cultural team
  • Action and decision making capabilities
  • Wider business vision and strong market orientation
  • Discipline in process execution


Applicants must also have a permanent right to work in the UK.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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