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Head of Logistics

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£40,000 to £60,000 per annum
LocationsBirmingham, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted08 October 2018

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My client, a leading FMCG business based in the West Midlands, are seeking an experienced Transport Professional to manage their logistics operation.

They need someone to provide strong leadership by delivering CI initiatives, drive plans and improve operational efficiency, and identify trends and areas of under-performance through analysis to improve performance.

Client Details

A leading FMCG business based in the West Midlands.



  • Accountable for all Transport planning solution consisting of labour, resources and assets.
  • Accountable for maintaining high standards of delivery, achieving Best in class delivery service OTIF.
  • Work within the budget,- ensuring operational stretch is available where there are peaks and troughs.
  • Ensure there is a clear staff development plan adopted, including staff reviews, and all training required is delivered.
  • To liaise with all stake holders to ensure excellent communication paths from Transport to all other departments of the business.
  • Analyses of daily and weekly performance highlight underperformance, and ensure plans are put into place to improve.
  • Manage the Transport agency supplier relationships, ensuring fulfillment, performance and ethical standards are maintained within agreed targets and SLAs.
    • Ensures site facilities are maintained at optimum levels with no impact to the operation, ensuring third party providers are operating safely and within agreed SLA’s.
    • Demonstrates excellent leadership behaviours – engaging, coaching, articulate and measured.

    • Proactive, results orientated and deadline driven

    • A confident communicator in a team and on a one to one basis, working in line with company values

    • Capable of leading and motivating a team and growing their potential

    • Has strong organisational and planning skills with attention to detail

    • Extensive PC skills.

    • Leads through change with ability to foresee potential issues

  • Able to make critical time-pressured decisions with the assimilation and interpretation of data quickly.



  • Experience of working cross functionally in a senior management role in distribution/warehouse position.
  • Excellent knowledge of Profit and loss
  • Must have a good understanding of Transport Planning and Planning software
  • Deliver and execute projects
  • Experience of dealing with full disciplinary procedures.
  • Working under fixed time lines.

  • Managed a busy Transport operation

  • National & International CPC
  • Degree level or equivalent
  • Project Management
  • IMS certificate or equivalent
  • ADR

Job Offer

The salary for this position is extremely flexible; £40,000 to £60,000 dependent on experience.

You MUST live within an hour of Birmingham to be considered for the role.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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