Whether an organisation is responsible for getting raw materials to a factory, finished goods to shop shelves, cargo to the other side of the world or dispatching a maintenance crew to do essential repairs, the Logistics Director plays a vital role in the success of a business.
Responsibilities include directing and co-ordinating the various functions of the company to ensure that products and services are delivered on time, within budget and to the right quality standards. This is essential not just for the financial welfare of the enterprise, but also to ensure customer satisfaction.
In most Logistics Director roles, tasks will include preparing and submitting reports such as annual budgets and performance reviews as well as managing inventory, forecasts and delivery of KPI’s.
You will also devise and implement strategies and work to ensure that all relevant legislative requirements and company policies are adhered to in all areas of responsibility.
Typically, a Logistics Director applicant should hold a recognised logistics qualification and be educated to a degree level with significant previous managerial experience.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills are a must and successful candidates should be comfortable making presentations and reporting to clients and senior stakeholders.
You will need to work well as part of a team and leadership skills are a must. Delegating tasks, motivating staff and providing training will all be major parts of the position, no matter which company you work for, so you should be able to do these things with ease.
Here at Cast UK, our team of recruitment specialists have significant experience in the fields of logistics, procurement and supply chain management. In fact, every one of our consultants have worked in related roles, giving them a unique understanding of what the various roles entail and what makes the best candidate for each vacancy.
Our clients come from locations around the country and with our extensive network, built up over many years working within the industry, we can help you take your career to the next level.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Logistics Director for your business or find you a job as a Logistics Director then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Comprising counties like Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, the East Midlands is a wonderful choice for those seeking Logistics Director vacancies.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, many scientific discoveries were made in the East Midlands. It was a pivotal place for the Industrial Revolution, being home to what many call the first modern factory - John Smedley's textile production facility at Lea Bridge, which was opened in 1794.
Some of the earliest military tanks were manufactured in Lincoln, while jet engines were also developed in the region - with the first jet aircraft flying from RAF Cranwell in 1941.
Meanwhile, Derby was home to a Rolls-Royce factory that produced Merlin aero-engines until 1950, as well as a railway works. The Corby Steelworks in Northamptonshire was one of the largest facilities of its type in the middle of the 20th century.
Today, manufacturing is still a major part of the economy of the East Midlands. A number of big-name firms operate in the region, including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Triumph Motorcycles, Toyota, Caterpillar and LaFarge Aggregates. There's also Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, which builds Formula One engines in Brixworth.
What's more, Bombardier Transportation in Derby produces new rolling stock for London Underground, and is the only remaining train manufacturer in the UK - it also builds Turbo Star and ElectroStar overground units.
As experts in recruitment for the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, the specialists at Cast UK can help you find your next Logistics Director role.
Our team work closely with clients and candidates to find the best talent for each vacancy. Plus, our regional specialists can provide advice and information about a particular area - such as the potential employers and the salary you can expect, depending on your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the East Midlands or source a new job in the East Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.