Head of Logistics

England, West Midlands
08 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
JN -012021-1995976
Anil Pattni
Senior Management
Supply Chain / Logistics
Contract Type

I'm currently working on an amazing Head of Logistics opportunity based in the Midlands.

My client are a specialist distribution business who have experienced significant growth.

Client Details

My client are a leading specialist distribution business based in the Midlands. They have a network of 8 x sites across the country operating a fleet of up to 300 x vehicles.

The business have experienced significant growth through lock down and would like to bring a senior leader in to modernise the operation from a process, systems and people perspective.


The Head of Logistics will be responsible for the following:

To provide leadership, management and commercial direction for a fast paced distribution operation.Leading the management team responsible for the delivery of service to the client and the strategic, commercial and operational developmentTo manage and report on overall P&L performance of the logistics serviceTo manage and report full P&L delivery for the site on a monthly basis (in line with set budgets)To report monthly performance in line with key financial dates including (sales by client, staff spend, packaging spend, haulage spend, other).To drive and ensure delivery of agreed savings targets, ensuring that performance against agreed levels are continually measured, delivered and reported in an accurate and timely way.Senior escalation level for all issues relating to logistics/warehousing and fulfilment activities.To be the main client facing lead for existing clients using logistics services.To support New Business Development and act as the lead contact in New Business client meetings.Able to attend face to face meetings either with the Account Teams or in isolation to promote and front up logistics services either with existing clients or New Business clients.To ensure that corrective actions are taken in instances where agreed savings and/or service levels are not being achievedTo ensure that strategies are put in place to continually uncover areas where performance can be improved across the site.To oversee and report on all H&S and site maintenance.


The successful candidate will have the following experience:

A strong track record in a logistics and distribution preferably in Retail, FMCG, E-CommerceExperience of working in a senior leadership role responsible for warehousing and transport operationsAbility to work under pressure to tight deadlines.Experience of ensuring compliance with H&S and ISO.Experience operating in a client facing environment with some Client Management or Client Development experience.Self-motivated, disciplined and organised in approach.Takes responsibility for own actions and leads by example.Are of impact of own behaviour on others and responds appropriately to achieve results.Conveys information and ideas concisely and accurately, orally and in writing.Sets high standards of performance for own self.Proactive and committed to developing own knowledge and skills.Works flexibly - capable of effectively using a full range of skills within the team.Good working knowledge on a wide range of Microsoft products including Excel & Word.Responds positively to new situations and challenges.

Job Offer

£70,000 - £75,000 + benefits.

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