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.
During the post-war period as Britain was faced with rebuilding millions of shattered homes and re-housing their inhabitants, a radical solution was to build a series of new towns. Most cities of the UK have some form of new town within them or in their orbital range. Harlow in Essex was one such town. Situated 20 miles (33 km) north east of the centre of London, it was a grand project, with thousands of homes as well as industrial, shopping, entertainment and communications infrastructure being built around what was a village dating back at least to the Domesday Book.
Expansion was steady, taking place between the late 1950s and the 1970s, as jobs were created and the town became a reasonably attractive place to live. Although manufacturing was once a major industry in Harlow, it has since declined, and now the economy is largely service-based. The large factories have recently been demolished and smaller units for start-ups have been built with the hope of kickstarting a new tech sector. However the town is still home to some major employers, most notably GlaxoSmithKline and American defence firm Raytheon.
The town is well placed to serve London, situated as it is on the M11 that runs from the capital to Cambridge, and there are also good rail links to both cities. Stansted Airport is just 20 minutes up the motorway, too. With much regeneration going on in the town, it’s likely that the demand for Logistics Director jobs will grow over the coming years. Keep checking back or get in touch if you’d like us to search the area for such positions.
At Cast UK we never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible. With a wealth of experience in procurement, logistics and supply chain, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
If you’re on the lookout for more information on the Logistics Director positions available in Harlow or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer. Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Harlow or source a new job in Harlow 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.