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Job Title

Head of Logistics

RecruiterMichael Page Supply Chain and Procurement
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
BenefitsCompetitive basic salary +bonus +full benefits
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted04 April 2018

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Leadership of a leading logistics network, driving culture and engagement
A FTSE 250 Specialist manufacturer and distributor

About Our Client

Our Client is a FTSE 250 specialist manufacturer and distributor. Every year they will supply some of the UK leading brands to retailers and wholesalers across the country.

The business aims to support their customers providing best in class products and service levels while maintaining the best possible range and price.

Job Description

Reporting into the Distribution Director, the role of Head of Logistics is integral to management and development of the businesses Logistical operations.

Operating from a network of distribution centres across the United Kingdom; the Head of Logistics will lead a Logistics management team covering Warehousing, Transport, Export and 3rd Party contract management to provide industry leading service to a range of customers from independent businesses to global retailers.

As the business continues to grow the key focus will be to continue delivering exceptional levels of service through a combination of investment in the distribution network, and by driving individual development and engagement of the existing workforce.

Responsibilities of the Head of Logistics will include:

Management of a national logistics budget in excess of £30million
Leadership of the national logistics operation, ensuring reasonable cost control while delivering best in class service to customers.
Build upon and develop existing relationships with the union to deliver collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes
Guiding the development of the management team through PDR's and SMART objectives to ensure they are improving as both individuals and leaders within the business
Establish a proactive Leadership Team who maximise the collective effort necessary to ensure business targets are met cost-effectively, without compromising the SLA's and quality parameters expected from customers.
Establish the most productive, efficient team dynamics that continue an excellent working environment that provides security, consistency and reliability.
Ensuring that the logistics team have relationships based upon trust, professionalism and delivery of aligned goals.

The Successful Applicant

This is a genuinely exciting position that will provide the successful a candidate with the opportunity to lead the strategic thinking that goes into developing a world class logistics network. Due to the national nature of the position the role will involve a degree of national travel.

The successful candidate for the Head of Logistics vacancy will have a track record leading a fast paced, national Logistics distribution and supply chain network, either in-house or third party, with a demonstrable track record of people development and facilitating and empowering culture within the team.

You will show clear evidence delivering both operational and cultural change within a unionised environment.

Although it is by no means a prerequisite, the successful candidate should have either industry related professional qualifications or accreditations (CPC, CILT etc.) or be qualified by experience.

What's on Offer

Competitive basic salary + excellent bonus + full benefits including company car or car allowance

Ref Code: MPSC13908698Z 

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