Head of Logistics

England, West Midlands
£50000 - £60000 per annum
14 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Anil Pattni
Senior Management
Supply Chain / Logistics
Contract Type

My client is a leading parts distribution business based in the West Midlands.

They are looking for a Head of Logistics to manage all warehousing and transport activities as well.

Client Details

My client is a leading parts distribution business based in the West Midlands. They are looking for a Head of Logistics to manage all warehousing and transport activities as well.

The business are a Global player in parts distribution and they are looking for someone to manage all logistics activities within the distribution centre during a period of massive growth and change.

The Operations Director is looking for someone who has experience of working within a similar operation and sector and has managed a warehousing and inventory operation that has an incredibly high SKU count 2000+.

The business also need someone who is well versed in managing both warehousing and transport within a fast-moving distribution operation that services a diverse and highly demanding customer base.


Head of Logistics

Key responsibilities:

  • Meet company Health and Safety requirements as specified in the Health and Safety policy. Developing a safe working environment with involvement from all team members.
  • Manage direct reports and the shop floor team by communicating direction, increasing motivation levels and assisting with carrying out recruitment, induction, training and development of the team as required.
  • Create and maintain K.P.I. Reports relating to put away, picking, stock accuracy, OTIF and internal costs.
  • Ensure all inbound goods items are received and put away into the warehouse in a timely and accurate fashion organised by the Despatch Team Leaders and Process Leader to organise priorities.
  • Ensure pick and shipping accuracy targets are exceeded by managing the transport operation and driver workforce.
  • Co-ordinate daily shipments with the Despatch, sales teams and carriers to achieve timely, effective shipments, fulfilling daily outstanding lists for complete shipments to our end users.
  • Carry out regular cycle counts; ensuring stock rotation is maintained. Reporting discrepancies and resolving issues after investigation to ensure stock accuracy.
  • Take part in cross business stock takes to obtain a better understanding of the business. Ensuring that excellent standards of stock accuracy are maintained across the business.
  • Ensure that the receipting, labelling, necessary checking and put away of all ancillary items including adhesives and maintenance products are received into warehouse is completed for products that we purchase.
  • Assist with necessary cover for office team if required, shift leaders and with meeting and dealing with driver and customer collections who arrive on site.
  • Prepare and present reports and presentations for peers, the senior management team and, if appropriate, the board



  • Experience of working within a spare parts distribution business would be advantageous
  • Working in a high SKU count warehouse would be advantageous
  • People Management experience within a distribution centre or logistics environment
  • Logistic KPI's (measured environment)
  • Relevant logistic best practise
  • Strong IT Skills including SAP, and all Microsoft programmes

Specific Skills:

  • Strong negotiation, planning and scheduling skills
  • Able to develop strong working relationships with people at all levels
  • Strong organisation skills with the ability to manage and prioritise high volume workload
  • A commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong experience of working within a team

Personal Qualities:

  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Open to change and open to new ideas and new ways of working
  • Customer Focused
  • Positive "can do attitude"
  • Flexible, self-motivated and able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Approachable
  • Comfortable communicating at all levels
  • Able to make decisions and react quickly when problems arise
  • Must be results driven and outgoing
  • Must want to aspire to achieve high standards of work and professionalism at all times

Job Offer

£50,000 - £60,000 + Car + Bonus

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