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Head of Logistics

EmployerSwift Group Ltd
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other, Retail, Transport & Distribution
LocationsYorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Inventory Management, Logistics Jobs, Operations, Supply Chain Jobs, Transport Jobs
Date Posted18 September 2018

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We are currently recruiting for a Head of Logistics to join our team on a full time, permanent basis.  The Head of Logistics will have full responsibility and accountability for the supply of parts across the organisation, from arrival on site to delivery to customers, both internal and external, achieving a first class service to both.  Reporting into the Group Managing Director, this is an excellent career development opportunity for an ambitious and driven Logistics professional.  The ideal candidate will have a positive, can do approach and have experience and a thorough understanding of logistics within a fast paced and dynamic environment. The ability to lead and promote disciplines and monitor progress and KPI’s is key.  You will be results driven, have excellent analytical, problem solving and organisational skills and will challenge and push boundaries in order to succeed in delivering a consistent result for the business, whilst driving continuous improvement.


  • Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation, Customer Service and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and on time delivery targets.
  • Implement and optimise warehouse management systems and be instrumental in the implementation of a new ERP system.
  • Ensure alignment of departmental and individual objectives to the strategy through effective communication systems.
  • Lead projects when required and deliver on plan and within agreed budgets.
  • Manage and lead a successful team in delivering a first class Customer Service.
  • Ensure the Logistics function has relevant and up to date processes which all team members are trained to.
  • Agree key measures to manage performance and drive improvement.
  • Build a positive working relationship with all key stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Supply Chain/Warehousing/Logistics Management qualification level 5-7 or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of implementing ERP systems would be advantageous.
  • Proficient in standard logistics software.
  • A clear and decisive management style.
  • Experience of internal logistics in addition to external logistics/freight networks.
  • Ability to break down complex issues, providing clear instruction and implementing effective solutions in a dynamic environment.
  • Proven success in team management, performance and strategic planning.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team, leading by example and promoting a Safety First culture.

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