National / UK Logistics Manager

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Other High Technology Manufacturing

Location: Based anywhere in the Midlands (UK Travel Required)


Are you driven by improving National Logistics/Transport efficiency through continuous improvement?  If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful business who is dedicated to delivering customer satisfaction.

This is a key role within our clients operation and one that carries the responsibility of a number of key areas including;

  • Developing and setting a long term UK Logistics strategy.
  • The efficient and effective management of all UK inbound and outbound logistics activities which currently consist of over 400 direct/indirect employees.
  • Defining and implementing a national planning system that will drive least cost routing, whilst ensuring deliveries are on time and in full.
  • Ensuring the business operate a compliant, safe and efficient fleet.
  • Attending senior management meetings.
  • Travelling to other UK sites, spending approximately 1-2 nights away from home per week.
  • Reducing waste and costs whilst improving efficiency and performance of the Logistics operation.
  • Achieving year on year Logistics efficiency improvements including fleet optimisation and utilisation. (OTIF, Cost per vehicle per day, vehicle utilisation, accident reduction)
  • Ensuring service level KPI’s are met in the most cost effective manner.
  • Developing a motivated and successful logistics team, ensuring all members are fully trained on road transport and H&S legislation.
  • Managing a multimillion pound UK logistics budget.
  • Providing monthly forecasts.
  • Agreeing and negotiating 3rd party haulage contracts, rates and expectations.
  • Driving a safety first culture across the logistics and transport function.
  • Championing site risk assessments and hazard evaluations.


To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, you MUST:-

  • Hold a degree (minimum) within Business, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management or affiliated.
  • Hold a national CPC and ideally a NEBOSH or IOSH in H&S.
  • Possess proven experience managing a large national/regional Logistics function.
  • Have experience dealing with external hauliers.
  • Have excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess strong leadership and management skills with the ability to implement change.
  • Be able to demonstrate the tangible benefits you have had on a Logistics function. (Cost savings, optimisation improvements etc.)

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